You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Peele from Hydaburg AK is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Microbiology and Chemistry of Our Environment

Help me give my students the tools for exploring the microbiology and chemistry of their environment, including microbes, nitrates, phosphates, and pH.

  • $400 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is set in an outlying Native Alaskan school on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska. Research has proven that my students thrive on place based education and hands-on learning, so I try to incorporate the natural environment as much as possible into our lessons. My school is also moving toward an even more project-based interdisciplinary approach to education.

Our little school of 75 students is located within walking distance of estuary, river, forest, and bog environments.

My Native Alaskan students come with a passion to do hands-on projects. We are a free and reduced lunch and Title 1 school.

My Project

My students will use these materials for exploring the microbe around our classroom, waters and soil. Specifically, students will evaluate bacteria growth using nutrient agar, pulling specimens from the ocean, streams, estuaries, and local soils. We will investigate the chemistry of our water and soils, looking for pollutants and healthy signs in our ecosystem. Students will create their own projects based on their interest.

The local families rely on the ocean, rivers, and forests for subsistence living.

Having these supplies will help my students better understand and appreciate the importance of conserving the environment they live in and depend on for food.

Mrs. Peele
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Peele is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
COLIFORM TEST MODULE • Ward's Science $102.00 1 $102.00
Nutrient Agar, Prepared Media Bottle, 500 mL, Plastic Bottle • Carolina Biological Supply Company $22.18 2 $44.36
NITRATE TESTAB MODULE • Ward's Science $28.26 1 $28.26
PH TESTAB MODULE • Ward's Science $27.99 1 $27.99
PHOSPHATE TESTAB MODULE • Ward's Science $24.52 1 $24.52
Petri Dishes, Polystyrene, Disposable, Sterile, 60 x 15 mm, Pack of 20 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.80 4 $23.20
Applicators, Cotton-Tipped, Sterile, Box of 100 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $23.13 1 $23.13
LAMOTTE SOIL PH TESTABS KIT • Ward's Science $13.94 1 $13.94

Materials cost

$287.40

Vendor shipping charges

$13.60

State sales tax

$4.31

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$339.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.93

Total project goal

$399.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$399.55

8 Donors

-$396.55

Donations toward project cost

-$339.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.93

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Hydaburg","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2417932],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"AK","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4449387,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/microbiology-and-chemistry-of-our-enviro/4449387/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":25,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Peele","authorIds":{"2417932":{"owner":"Mrs. Peele","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4449387],"proposalHash":"1631162771","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp2417932_orig.jpg?crop=1224,1224,x0,y159&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1621372259436","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20437943,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTE3MjM4","MjQ2MDA3NQ==","NTE3MjQz","NDM4NjE5","Njc5MDkwNw==","MTA5NTU5Ng==","MzY2OTIzMA==","MjEwMjkzMg=="],"teacherId":2417932,"schoolCounty":"Prince Wales Ketchikan","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"AK","name":"Alaska"}}