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  • $16,682 goal

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Mr. Nielsen
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Monkeying Around With AP Environmental Science

My students need a large assortment of materials and equipment to successfully learn and participate in the AP Environmental Science classroom and ultimately the AP exam.

My Students

College is getting more expensive every year. My students are hoping that my class will give them a better chance at making an accepted grade on the AP Environmental Science exam and therefore cut a few hours from their overall tuition.

My students are your normal high school juniors and seniors.

They attend an academically successful high school. Many participate in multiple extra-curricular activities. Many of the students in this class will be female. They and other minorities are the primary focus as they are underrepresented in STEM classes. However, this class will have a mixture of all types of students.

My Project

The materials that I am requesting are to be used for both field work and classroom use. We will be taking various environmental measurements on the water, air and soil throughout the city. In order to reach more than just my current students, I am also requesting equipment and software that will allow me to record video notes and lectures (flipped classroom). The iPad minis will allow the students a chance to due research in class or watch topic videos. They also sync with the probeware when doing testings. The mimiovotes will decrease the amount of time that it takes to grade quizzes and tests. The software will also allow me to target strengths and weaknesses of the students. The camera and other equipment will be used to slowdown or speedup various experiments and capture fieldwork.

The aim of the AP Environmental Science class is to have students learn about the world around them.

These materials will allow them to make their own decisions about how or why the planet is functioning the way it is. These materials are to be used to enlighten the students and allow them to make better choices. They also allow me to spend more time discussing topics with the students instead of lengthy lectures and lab setups. This project may also help my students to be successful enough in my science class to qualify for college scholarships.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MIMIOVOTE - 32 HANDSETKIT • School Specialty $1,985.49 1 $1,985.49
ASUS N76VJ DH71 17 3 Core i7 3630QM Windows 8 64 bit 8 GB RAM 2 • CDW-G $982.58 1 $982.58
Microsoft - Surface Pro with 128GB Memory • Best Buy for Business $899.99 1 $899.99
DISTILLER STEAM TABLE TOP • Frey Scientific $440.96 1 $440.96
GoPro - HERO3 HD Camcorder - Black • Best Buy for Business $399.99 1 $399.99
Gooseneck Work Light, 100W, 120V, Clamp Mtg • Grainger $63.45 6 $380.70
Vernier Oxygen Sensor  • Sargent-Welch $188.09 2 $376.18
Apple® iPad® mini Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 6 - 16 GB - 7.9 • Best Buy for Business $329.99 6 $1,979.94
Mendelian Genetics of Corn Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $152.00 1 $152.00
Livescribe Sky WiFi Smartpen propack Education Bundle voice recorder • CDW-G $278.48 1 $278.48
CO2 Gas Sensor  • Sargent-Welch $249.99 2 $499.98
APES Teacher’s Toolbox  • Sargent-Welch $249.99 1 $249.99
Vernier UVB Sensor  • Sargent-Welch $107.09 2 $214.18
WATER TREATMENT MODEL • Frey Scientific $197.96 1 $197.96
Seagate - Wireless Plus 1TB Mobile Device Storage - Gray • Best Buy for Business $195.49 1 $195.49
AmScope 5MP USB2.0 Microscope Digital Camera with Editing, Processing and Measurement Software Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and Mac OS 10.6 & Up • Amazon $169.98 1 $169.98
Camtasia Studio v 8 complete package • CDW-G $167.87 1 $167.87
Envirolab 1 • Nasco $81.95 2 $163.90
Freshwater Aquarium Complete Kit, Basic • Carolina Biological Supply Company $161.45 1 $161.45
Test Strips, Ammonia • Grainger $14.94 10 $149.40
APES Lab #2 Classroom Set  • Sargent-Welch $139.99 1 $139.99
Four Screen-Sieve Kit • Nasco $69.95 2 $139.90
Phosphate Test Strips • Nasco $10.95 10 $109.50
LabQuest 2, Charging Station  • Sargent-Welch $109.09 1 $109.09
Test Strip, Nitrate, Nitrite, Pk 50 • Grainger $10.52 10 $105.20
Vegas Movie Studio Platinum Suite v 12 complete package • CDW-G $97.75 1 $97.75
Microsoft - Type Cover for Surface - Black • Best Buy for Business $96.58 1 $96.58
OCEAN MODEL • Frey Scientific $89.96 1 $89.96
OCEAN MODEL • Frey Scientific $89.96 1 $89.96
OSMOSIS SIMULATION MODEL • Frey Scientific $80.96 1 $80.96
MODEL- ATOMIC SET- GROUP SET • Frey Scientific $80.96 1 $80.96
NET- STUDENT PLANKTON W/BOTTLE MEDIUM • Frey Scientific $80.96 1 $80.96
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 • Amazon $79.99 1 $79.99
GoPro - LCD Touch BacPac • Best Buy for Business $79.99 1 $79.99
BARSKA CO11502 20-60x60 Waterproof Straight Spotting Scope with Tripod • Amazon $79.98 1 $79.98
MACROLENS • Frey Scientific $12.56 10 $125.60
Hoffer Soil 36" Sampler • Nasco $73.25 1 $73.25
PEPPERED MOTH EVOLUTION KIT EA • School Specialty $71.81 2 $143.62
Professional Aquatic Net • Nasco $19.95 1 $19.95
ZAGG - InvisibleSHIELD for Apple®iPad®mini - Clear • Best Buy for Business $9.13 6 $54.78
SanDisk Ultra 64 GB MicroSDXC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card with Adapter (SDSDQU-064G-AFFP-A) • Amazon $50.26 1 $50.26
GoPro - Battery BacPac Lithium-Ion Battery • Best Buy for Business $49.99 1 $49.99
LabQuest 2 Lab Armor  • Sargent-Welch $15.09 3 $45.27
MIMIOHUB WIRELESS RECEIVER • School Specialty $42.74 1 $42.74
GoPro - Chest Mount Harness - Black • Best Buy for Business $39.99 1 $39.99
InstaMorph - Moldable Plastic - 34 oz • Amazon $39.99 1 $39.99
POV Case 3.0 Small GoPro-edition Black • Amazon $39.90 1 $39.90
GoPro Frame Mount for HERO Cameras • Amazon $39.00 1 $39.00
Elodea densa, Living, Pack of 50, - NeedByDate: 09/09/13 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $19.24 2 $38.48
Soil Classes • Nasco $38.00 1 $38.00
OtterBox - Defender Series Case for Apple®iPad®mini - Black • Best Buy for Business $37.41 6 $224.46
Bucket of Dice • Nasco $15.95 5 $79.75
GoPro - Suction Cup Mount • Best Buy for Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Environmental Situation Cards • Amazon $29.95 1 $29.95
Livescribe Single Subject Notebook Numbers 1 through 4 dot paper notebook • CDW-G $28.63 1 $28.63
Livescribe Single Subject Notebook Numbers 5 through 8 dot paper notebook • CDW-G $28.63 1 $28.63
Potassium Iodide - 100 g, Reagent ACS • Nasco $25.25 2 $50.50
Light Bulb, Clear, 100 W, Pack of 2 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $2.50 10 $25.00
Sugru SBLK8 Self-setting rubber, Black, 8 mini packs (8x5 grams) • Amazon $21.99 1 $21.99
BOOK HUMAN EVOLUTION COLORING PAPERBACK • School Specialty $21.75 1 $21.75
Methylene Blue - 500 ml, Saturated Aqueous Solution • Nasco $20.35 1 $20.35
GoPro - Camera Roll Bar Mount • Best Buy for Business $18.92 1 $18.92
Barron's AP Environmental Science Flash Cards (Barron's: the Leader in Test Preparation) • Amazon $18.04 1 $18.04
METER TAPE WIND UP 30M • Frey Scientific $8.96 1 $8.96
REFILL FOR 586995 0-13 PH PACK OF 5 • Frey Scientific $16.16 1 $16.16
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals (National Audubon Society Field Guides) • Amazon $15.66 1 $15.66
POSTER ERAS OF LIFE LAMINATED 24X36IN • School Specialty $15.00 1 $15.00
GoPro - Head Strap Mount - Black • Best Buy for Business $14.99 1 $14.99
biOrb(r) Magnetic Algae Remover • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.96 1 $14.96
5 Steps to a 5 AP Environmental Science, 2014-2015 Edition (5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations Series) • Amazon $14.56 1 $14.56
A Field Guide to Eastern Trees: Eastern United States and Canada, Including the Midwest (Peterson Field Guides) • Amazon $14.49 1 $14.49
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region • Amazon $14.46 1 $14.46
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees--W: Western Region (National Audubon Society Field Guides) • Amazon $14.46 1 $14.46
Cracking the AP Environmental Science Exam, 2014 Edition (College Test Preparation) • Amazon $14.05 1 $14.05
Biuret Reagent, Laboratory Grade, 500 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.84 2 $13.68
NOTEBOOK WEATHERPROOF SPIRAL5X7IN 64PG • Frey Scientific $6.78 2 $13.56
A Field Guide to Western Trees: Western United States and Canada (Peterson Field Guides) • Amazon $12.79 1 $12.79
ZAGG - InvisibleSHIELD HD Screen Protector for Microsoft Surface Tablets - Clear • Best Buy for Business $12.79 1 $12.79
GoPro - Camera Mount Accessory Kit • Best Buy for Business $12.61 1 $12.61
Lugol Solution, Laboratory Grade, 500 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $11.64 1 $11.64
TUBE SEDIMENTATOR W/GUIDE • School Specialty $11.39 1 $11.39
Livescribe accessory kit • CDW-G $9.83 1 $9.83
GoPro HERO3 Black HDMI Cable - HD Video Cable for GoPro HERO3 Black • Amazon $7.99 1 $7.99
GoPro - Tripod Mount - Black • Best Buy for Business $7.99 1 $7.99
PH PAPER ULTRAFAST 0-14 SET OF 2 ROLLS • Frey Scientific $7.16 1 $7.16
Bundle of 12 Detachable Tether Strings / Lanyards for Stylus Pens • Amazon $6.99 1 $6.99
SODIAL- 10 Pcs Stylus Set Aqua Blue/Black/Red/Pink/Purple Stylus/styli Touch Screen Cellphone Tablet Pen for iPhone 4G 3G 3GS iPod Touch iPad 2 3 SONY PLAYSTATION PSP PS VITA Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy, BlackBerry Playbook AMM0101US, Barnes and Noble • Amazon $2.60 1 $2.60

Materials cost

$13,234.83

Vendor shipping charges

$716.12

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$198.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$14,179.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$2,502.26

Total project goal

$16,681.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$16,681.73

1 Donor

-$14,179.47

Donations toward project cost

-$14,179.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2,502.26

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 150 students.

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