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Mrs. Del Rio from Orange NJ is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

May the Odds Be Ever in Our Favor!

Help me give my students an opportunity to find their scientific creativity again!

  • $550 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are so excited to be back to school; however, they have lost a lot of social and emotional skills this past year. Students who were once extroverted have become more introverted, my risk takers have become silent watchers, and a general reluctance to try or experiment is looming over my once very creative classes.

My Project

These materials will be used to begin an Academic Olympiad Competition among our middle school homerooms.

Last year was very difficult on some of our students, a as a result of virtual learning, my students have become less extroverted, less willing to take risks, and sadly, less willing to work together.

I needed to find a way to bring them back out of their shells!

I will be using these materials to begin an ongoing science/STEM competition among homerooms to foster excitement, creativity, collaboration and cooperation. It is my wish I will be able to make this happen in other subject area and hopefully district wide. My students need to relearn that they are filled with individual ideas and creativity. I

Mrs. Del Rio
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of 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.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Plastic Geoboards - Set of 10 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $27.86 3 $83.58
TUNING-FORKS STEEL SET8 • Ward's Science $39.95 2 $79.90
Colored Rubber Bands - 3 oz. • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.16 10 $71.60
WHISTLING TUBE EA=10PK • Ward's Science $47.09 1 $47.09
LASER POINTER RED BEAM WARDS • Ward's Science $7.44 6 $44.64
Pringles Potato Crisps Chips, Original, 2.3oz (12 Count) • Amazon Business $9.49 4 $37.96
Juvale Large Big Gold Trophy Cup - 16.6 Inches First Place Winner Awards for Sports, Tournaments, Competitions • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
MontoPack Bamboo Wooden Toothpicks | 5,000-Piece Large Wood Round Toothpicks in Clear Plastic Storage Box | Sturdy Safe Double Sided Party, Appetizer, Olive, Barbecue, Fruit, Teeth Cleaning Toothpicks • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Amazon Brand - Solimo Aluminum Foil, 250 Sq Ft (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $9.57 2 $19.14

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