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Mrs. Johnson from Princeton CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mystery Science Supplies

My students need an electric kettle, borax, plastic cups, food coloring and other supplies for Mystery Science! All the supplies are needed to create fun and interesting science lessons and experiments.

  • $455 goal

This project expired on October 27, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 6th graders who attend a Title I school in Northern California. They are eager to learn, and I am excited to be able to help them understand more about science.

My students need materials to help them conduct experiments and make their own conclusions about various scientific concepts in the areas of earth's structures, space, ecosystems and food chains, and chemistry.

Support for our curriculum is necessary to accomplish our learning goals! Thank you for supporting our next generation of scientists!

My Project

Mystery Science is a fun and engaging Next Generation Science Standards based science curriculum that combines inquiry-based learning and science experiments to help students grasp grade-appropriate science concepts. This project funds supplies for several Mystery Science lessons including "Can you turn something worthless into gold?, "Are magic potions real?", "What happens if you drink a glass of acid?", "Can we make it rain?", "Why does the moon change shape?", "What are the wandering stars?", "What do plants eat?", "Do worms really eat dirt?", and "Where do fallen leaves go?"

In the Mystery Science lesson “Can we make it rain?”, students use a hot and cold bottle of water (dyed blue and red) to examine how the temperature affects water molicies and condensation.

In the Mystery Science lesson, “Can we turn something meaningless into gold?”, students examine a nail that has appeared to change to copper overnight in a solution of vinegar and salt. In Mystery Science lesson, “Do worms really eat dirt?”, students will create a mini worm home and record what they observe during the Mystery.

In all of the Mystery Science lessons, students use regular household products to conduct experiments. We need an electric kettle, borax, plastic cups, food coloring and other supplies. The supplies requested will help our class have fun while also learning scientific concepts through inquiry and experimentation.

Mrs. Johnson
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crystal Geyser Natural Alpine Spring Water, 8oz, 28/ct • Amazon Business $25.98 1 $25.98
AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Electric Kettle - 1-Liter • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Food Coloring Liqua-Gel - 12 Color Variety Kit in .75 fl. oz. (20ml) Bottles • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Glad Press'n Seal Plastic Food Wrap - 100 Square Foot Roll - 3 Pack • Amazon Business $16.20 1 $16.20
Elmer's Glue-All Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue, Extra Strong, 32 Ounces, 1 Count • Amazon Business $16.04 1 $16.04
Serve Clean Round Toothpicks, 5000 Count • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Dixie Bathroom Cups, 3 oz 200 ea, Assorted designs - 2 Pack (400 Total) • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Chinet 10 3/8 Dinner Plate 100-count Box • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
DYMO Authentic LW Standard Shipping Labels for LabelWriter Label Printers, White, 2-5/16'' x 4'', 1 roll of 300 (30256) • Amazon Business $13.02 1 $13.02
16 oz. Crystal Clear PET Plastic Cups [100 Pack] • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Ziploc Sandwich Bags, Pack of 150, 6.5 x 5.875-Inch (16.5 cm x 14.9 cm) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Frabill Super-Gro Worm Bedding, 4-Pound • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Country Time Lemonade, 4 Count, 116 Ounce • Amazon Business $12.21 1 $12.21
Argo Double Acting Aluminum Free Baking Powder, 12 oz • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Glue Dots Removable Dot Sheets Value Pack, Contains 600 (.5 Inch) Temporary Adhesive Dots (08388) • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape, 2 x 800 - Clear (3 Tapes) (1, Clear) • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda-4LB (01170) • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
Goya Black Beans Dry 1lb (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
STERILITE 17511712 6 Quart Clearview Latch Storage Container With Plum Handles • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
MILLIARD Borax Powder - Pure Multi-Purpose Cleaner 1 lb. Bag • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Post-it Notes, 1.5 in x 2 in, Cape Town Collection, 18 Pads/Pack, 100 Sheets/Pad (653-18AU) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Ziploc Storage Bags Gallon, 75 Count • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Amscan 4360186 Plastic Spoons, Clear, 100 Per Package • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Pack of 450 Disposable Plastic Straight Straws, Assorted Colors, Striped 9" Long • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
King's deal 100(10color x 10) Latex Balloons - 11 Inch - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Smoothfoam 12-Pack Balls Crafts Foam for Modeling, 2-Inch, White • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
DisposoWare 3 oz. Disposable Plastic Cups 100 count • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
CORDAGE SOURCE 1136 No.16 Cotton Twine, 200-Feet • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Elmer's Tac 'N Stik Reusable Adhesive • Amazon Business $1.85 1 $1.85

Materials cost

$321.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$386.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.13

Total project goal

$454.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$454.22

1 Donor

-$441.59

Donations toward project cost

-$386.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.63

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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