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Mr. Maresh from Meriden CT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Make Students Happy About Atomic Theory

Help me give my students some seriously updated molecular modeling kits with Happy Atoms.

  • $1,502 goal

This project expired on March 7, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students often ask me, "When am I ever going to use science in my life?" I tell them it is not the just the content that is important, but it is the way science requires you to approach problems that is truly valuable.

My students want tangible learning experiences that have real-world applications.

Students at my school have limited resources to engage in truly immersive learning in the science concepts that interest them. This is compounded by the fact that often times, even the essential supplies needed are not available.

My Project

There is a constant struggle in chemistry and it revolves around visualization. Students have a tendency to struggle with concepts that they cannot see. In biology, students use microscopes to see the things they study. In physics, students build and test contraptions that help to visualize a concept. In chemistry, there is no device that allows us to truly visualize atoms and atomic structure. We often rely on the molecular modeling kit to help us see how atoms combine...but honestly, modelling kits have not really changed. We have updated the materials we use to make atoms, from low-tech, wooden ball-and-stick models to high-tech, plastic ball-and-stick models. Not much different if you ask me.

With the Happy Atoms modeling kit, molecular modelling has been seriously upgraded for the next generation of learners.

We have students today who rely on their technology for most everything. This modeling kit intuitively combines technology with molecular structure and makes the concept uniquely interactive. Once students build a structure, the included app allows student to explore the structure in great detail, and allows students to become more independent in their learning.

Mr. Maresh
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Thames & Kosmos Happy Atoms Magnetic Molecular Modeling Set and Educator's Bundle • Amazon Business $613.81 2 $1,227.62

Materials cost

$1,227.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,276.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$225.18

Total project goal

$1,501.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,501.21

7 Donors

-$736.64

Donations toward project cost

-$643.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$93.00

match offer

-$743.99

Match offer toward project cost

-$632.39

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$111.60

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.58

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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