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Mrs. Posada from Bayside NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Positive Human Impacts on the Environment

Help me give my students the equipment they need to test the quality of air, water, and soil for their student-led projects.

  • $405 goal

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My Students

I teach 8th graders in a suburban school in Queens, New York. I have 165 students that range from advanced students that take the Living Environment Regents course for high school credit to general education classes that take General Science. In the general science classes, there are high performing students, English Language learners, and students with special needs that are in an ICT setting where there is a special education teacher that co-teaches with me to help all students achieve.

Together, Everybody Achieves More!

My Project

My 8th grade students are assigned a project that requires them choose an environmental issue they are concerned about and develop a response to make a positive impact towards a sustainable earth and a healthy impact. The materials I requested are for students to be able to test the quality of their environment (whether it be in the school or outside of it) so they can determine how to solve it.

Every year the same concerns come up such as air pollution and water pollution but I lack some of the tests to help them determine the quality of the areas they are testing.

The items I requested should be able to sustain these projects for the next 5 years. Examples of what students have done in the past or is currently working on is organizing beach cleanups, planting plants known to improve air quality, getting no idling signs for the front of the school., etc.

What I love about this project is the different ideas that students come up with to solve some of the environmental issues we face today. It is a project that helps them master the science content , promote social skills when having to speak to companies/ adults to get their assistance, make them revise their thinking when they hit roadblocks to their goal. More importantly, they are working on as well promoting good habits/lasting impacts on a local level for keeping our earth healthy.

Mrs. Posada
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Air Pollution Assay Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $73.17 1 $73.17
Nitrate and nitrite Nitrogen Water Test Strips, Vial of 50 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $19.08 3 $57.24
Total Iron (ferric/ferrous) Water Test Strips, Vial of 25 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $17.23 3 $51.69
Total Copper Water Test Strips, Vial of 25 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $17.23 3 $51.69
Lead Soil Test Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $37.71 1 $37.71
Hanna Checker Handheld Colorimeter, Total Chlorine Refill • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.96 1 $9.96

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