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Ms. Z. from Chicago IL is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mystery at the Museum

The cost of the trip to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago for 25 students is $134.

  • $134 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

As the culmination of a unit integrating science investigations and mystery stories, 7th grade students will use scientific techniques and materials to solve a mystery at the Museum of Science and Industry. In the Learning Lab, the students will first gather clues from interviews. They will then use microscopes, x-ray and MRI images, and fingerprint analysis to solve the mystery. This experience will be an exciting and challenging way for the students wrap up this unit. Students will have the opportunity to use the strategies that both scientists and characters in mystery stories use to solve their problems, since the Learning Lab will bring to life a mystery story that can be solved with science. My students, who live on the West Side of Chicago, rarely have an opportunity to visit this museum. Participating in this lab will certainly be a meaningful and memorable part of their academic work.

Ms. Z.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Destination Partipants Total
Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL
($90 is the fee for group participation in the Mystery at the Museum Learning Lab. Admission to the museum is free for IL school groups.)
25 students and 4 teachers $90.00

Trip cost

$90.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$109.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.08

Total project goal

$133.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$133.76

1 Donor

-$127.00

Donations toward project cost

-$110.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.15

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$0.00

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