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Ms. Ramirez from Houston TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Laboratory Practice for the Beginner Scientist

My students need chemical and safety supplies to conduct experiments in class.

  • $527 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Teaching biology is challenging enough. Adding an additional language barrier adds to the stress of the student. I love to make my class as hands on as possible to ease the students into the curriculum.

My students are coming from many different countries.

Most of them have been in the United States for less than two years or this is their first year attending school in the United States.

Serving in a low socioeconomic area is rewarding; however, it's very hard to fund all the materials necessary for the class. This can range from simple paper to prepared microscope slides, to chemicals, and safety equipment.

I'm hoping to make their first exposure to high school biology a memorable and enjoyable one.

My Project

The classroom has very little supplies. In biology, there are experiments that must be implemented in the curriculum. These experiments may be asked about on the state test as well.

These chemicals and safety supplies will allow students to conduct the experiments in class.

These are the experiments that really pull students into the curriculum. Without the opportunity to participate in these laboratory exercises, students will not be able to practice laboratory techniques. These skills are vital in higher education and in related career fields.

Students can take the experience in the classroom and apply it in the real world or it could spark an interest in the related career fields.

Ms. Ramirez
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nitrile Disposable Gloves, Large, Case of 1,000 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $110.02 1 $110.02
Molymod Advanced miniDNA Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $75.55 1 $75.55
TK20946769T Addison Scratch-Resistant Safety Glasses Clear Lens Color • Grainger $1.62 30 $48.60
TK20946790T Chemical Resistant Bib Apron Blue 44 Length 33 Width Vinyl Material EA 1 • Grainger $1.05 34 $35.70
Gram Iodine, Laboratory Grade, 1 L • Carolina Biological Supply Company $28.75 1 $28.75
Sudan IV, Fat Stain, Herxheimer, Laboratory Grade, 500 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $27.76 1 $27.76
Methylene Blue Staining Solution, 0.2% in 25% Ethanol, Laboratory Grade, 500 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $23.58 1 $23.58
Biuret Reagent, Laboratory Grade, 1 L • Carolina Biological Supply Company $11.83 1 $11.83
Benedicts Solution, Qualitative, Laboratory Grade, 1 L • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.05 1 $8.05
Bromthymol Blue, 0.01% Aqueous, Laboratory Grade, 500 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.59 1 $4.59

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