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  • $8,349 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

New AP Environmental Science Course

My students need lab materials and equipment to perform labs necessary to meet the standards of the AP Environmental Science course. They also need a document camera ad iPad.

My Students

My classroom begins with a question to introduce my students to the lesson objective for the day. This will provide a springboard to understand the processes which are carried out on earth and in our environment. Each day builds upon the next and each unit completes the AP Environmental Science.

My students are diverse in many ways.

I have equal number of males. Approximately 40% of my students are black, 40% of my students are white, and 20% of my students are Latino. Because my school is a large urban high school, we are culturally, ethnically and racially diverse. The school is classified poverty because over 70% of our student body is on free and reduced lunch. Many of the students are challenged to see outside of the door of our high school or even their own backyard. Many have not had life experiences which challenge them to think beyond their own hometown. Many students are the first to graduate from high school so attending a vocational school or college is not a value supported in the home. But because my school is so diverse, it is a wonderful community of teachers and staff who push our kids to be their best and think beyond high school. The teaching staff is an incredible group of people who truly care and support their students.

My Project

These materials will provide my students opportunities to test and collect data about processes which impact our environment. Providing experiences which allow students to understand nature, both the biotic and abiotic components, will support the curriculum in the AP Environmental Science class. Many of these resources will support activities in which the students collect data on our school campus. Students will be able to test their own hypothesis while conducting inquiry based labs. Students will be able to test water, air, soil properties and apply this information to understand properties implied in environmental science.

The donations will improve my classroom by giving students instruments which collect and analyze data in environmentally based labs.

Many instruments collect data which can not be seen by the unaided eye. Such data will connect the curriculum to the world around them. An appreciation of nature and the delicate balance we must learn to appreciate and respect will be explored and made relevant to their lives.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi - tablet - 64 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy for Business $699.99 1 $699.99
Carolina Investigations for AP* Environmental Science: Cultural Eutrophication and Biodegradable Waste 8-Station Kit (with perishables) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $137.70 4 $550.80
LaMotte Water Sampling Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $474.95 1 $474.95
LaMotte AP Environmental Science Water Quality Assessment Package • Carolina Biological Supply Company $474.05 1 $474.05
GASTEC Precision Gas Analysis Apparatus • Carolina Biological Supply Company $205.15 2 $410.30
Refractometer, Salinity  • Sargent-Welch $98.10 2 $196.20
MO-1 Elmo Document Camera Color: White • Teachers' School Supply $369.99 1 $369.99
Carolina Acid Deposition Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $156.70 3 $470.10
Digital Pocket Thermometer • Carolina Biological Supply Company $22.47 8 $179.76
High-Precision Specific Gravity Hydrometer • Carolina Biological Supply Company $32.54 6 $195.24
Plant Light Bank • Carolina Biological Supply Company $189.95 1 $189.95
Carolina Investigations for AP* Environmental Science: Agriculture and Feeding a Growing Human Population 8-Station Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $94.95 2 $189.90
Vernier Salinity Sensor  • Sargent-Welch $92.09 2 $184.18
TEST KIT, PHOSPHATE, HIGH EA • Frey Scientific $89.96 2 $179.92
Squash, Irradiated Seed Set, 5 Packs of 50 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $27.22 6 $163.32
Ozone Test Paper, Pack of 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $18.95 7 $132.65
Berlese Funnel • Carolina Biological Supply Company $22.33 6 $133.98
Carolina Investigations for AP* Environmental Science: Wet Scrubbers and Air Pollution 8-Station Refill • Carolina Biological Supply Company $66.45 2 $132.90
Ozone Test Paper, Pack of 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $18.95 7 $132.65
Carolina Airborne Particulates Examination Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $40.38 3 $121.14
SALINITY TEST KIT EA • Frey Scientific $58.46 2 $116.92
NITRATE-NITROGEN TEST KIT EA • Frey Scientific $53.06 2 $106.12
GLOBE Soil Color Chart • Carolina Biological Supply Company $51.30 2 $102.60
Carolina Investigations for AP* Environmental Science: Wet Scrubbers and Air Pollution 1-Station Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $47.45 2 $94.90
Thermometer Soil C  • Sargent-Welch $13.73 6 $82.38
Carolina Investigations for AP* Environmental Science: Agriculture and Feeding a Growing Human Population 8-Station Refill • Carolina Biological Supply Company $33.20 2 $66.40
Pyrex Vista Beaker, 50 mL, Pack of 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $28.22 2 $56.44
Pyrex Vista Beaker, 250 mL, Case of 24 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $55.62 1 $55.62
Investigating Environmental Sci Through Inquiry  • Sargent-Welch $48.09 1 $48.09
Apple Smart Cover - protective cover for web tablet • Best Buy for Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Igneous Rocks Collection • Carolina Biological Supply Company $23.04 1 $23.04
Sedimentary Rocks Collection • Carolina Biological Supply Company $23.04 1 $23.04
Metamorphic Rocks Collection • Carolina Biological Supply Company $23.04 1 $23.04
Beaker Brush • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.98 1 $7.98

Materials cost

$6,428.53

Vendor shipping charges

$541.54

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$96.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$7,096.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$1,252.32

Total project goal

$8,348.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$8,348.82

1 Donor

-$7,096.50

Donations toward project cost

-$7,096.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1,252.32

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 150 students.

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