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 »
Menu
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. Walters from Madison WI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Modeling Deepens Understanding

My students need model kits so they can visualize molecules and model reactions.

  • $199 goal

This project expired on August 16, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend a large urban high school and come from very diverse backgrounds. Over half of my students are economically disadvantaged, and a quarter have limited English proficiency. In addition, our school is fully integrated.

Despite the fact that some of the student achievement indicators for my school are below the state average, the amount of growth our students are making each year is increasing, putting them on track to catch up with their peers.

This is because these students want to learn and the staff here puts significant effort into ensuring that they do learn.

My Project

Chemistry is everywhere; we just can't see it because it is too small. Everything is made up of tiny particles, called atoms. Understanding how atoms combine to form molecules, and how substances chemically interact to form new and different substances can be better understood through modeling.

Providing students with molecular model kits will help to deepen their understanding of atoms, molecules and bonding.

One of the eight science practices is to develop and use models. I look forward to providing my students with the tools necessary to create visual representations that will increase their ability to conceptualize atoms, molecules, chemical reactions and bonding.

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

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

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 65 students.

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. Walters is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Molymod MMS-009 Inorganic/Organic Chemistry Molecular Model, Student Set (52 atom parts) • Amazon Business $19.50 7 $136.50

Materials cost

$136.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$168.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.74

Total project goal

$198.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$198.29

3 Donors

-$198.29

Donations toward project cost

-$168.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.74

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":"Madison","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2260452],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"WI","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":3245769,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/modeling-deepens-understanding/3245769/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":65,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Walters","authorIds":{"2260452":{"owner":"Mrs. Walters","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3245769],"proposalHash":"-1314653185","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp2260452_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1458607929727","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":379253,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTM0MTc3OQ==","NTM0MTkyMQ==","MjI2MDQ1Mg=="],"teacherId":2260452,"schoolCounty":"Dane","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"WI","name":"Wisconsin"}}