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Ms. Shydlowski from Chicago IL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mad Scientists!

Help me give my students lab and dissection equipment to expand their knowledge!

  • $1,441 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an amazing group of young adults! They are true student scientists and absolutely love hands-on, active, engaging projects and challenges! They come to school each day ready to learn and grow both personally and academically. Truly, they are my inspiration!

My goal is to expose them to as many opportunities they can get in order to help them find their passion and succeed at life.

I want to have a classroom where they feel safe, supported, and loved, so the only thing they need to focus on is their learning. Many of my students have personal struggles and tragedies to deal with outside the classroom. School is a safe place for them, and the majority of students love being here!

My Project

Science is about so much more than just reading in books. It is important to me that I give my students every opportunity to experience the Science around them. In order to complete labs in the classroom, we are in need of lab equipment to stock our classroom. We are doing a unit on chemical reactions this year and I want to be able to show the class different "mad scientist" reactions to build understanding and engagement.

The amazing opportunity to participate in dissections is not frequently given.

Dissections help students learn about the internal structures of animals, how the tissues and organs are interrelated and gives students an appreciation of the complexity of organisms in a hands-on learning environment.

Ms. Shydlowski
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 90 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolinas Perfect Solution Frog, 4 to 5 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.32 40 $332.80
Standard Aluminum Pan with Pad, 7 1/2 x 11 1/4 x 1 1/2 in • Carolina Biological Supply Company $10.53 20 $210.60
Student Classroom Dissection Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $157.59 1 $157.59
Safety Goggles, Small and Large, Assorted Colors, Value Pack of 20 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $67.81 2 $135.62
Pyrex Glass Griffin Beaker, Low Form, Measuring, 400 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.09 12 $49.08
Pyrex Glass Griffin Beaker, Low Form, Measuring, 100 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $3.69 12 $44.28
Pyrex Glass Griffin Beaker, Low Form, Measuring, 250 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $3.51 12 $42.12
Carolinas Perfect Solution Sheep Eye, Plain, Bulk Bag • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.48 20 $29.60
Beaker Brush • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.64 2 $17.28
Nitrile Disposable Gloves, Large, Box of 100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $16.15 1 $16.15
Nitrile Disposable Gloves, Medium, Box of 100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $16.15 1 $16.15
Nitrile Disposable Gloves, Small, Box of 100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $16.15 1 $16.15
Test Tube Brush, Natural Bristles, 9 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.75 2 $3.50

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