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Mrs. Freeborn from Bakersfield CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Next Generation Chemistry

My students need Quantitative Spectroscopes and spectral tubes to analyze atomic emmission spectrum.

  • $636 goal

This project expired on February 7, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Chemistry can be fun! Hands-on learning in chemistry makes science fun and opens up a world of new inquiries.

My Students: Science is all about discovery and interaction.

I refuse to let my students think chemistry is just another boring science course. I can't wait for them to dive into more laboratory activities. My students come from a variety of different backgrounds. Situated in the Central Valley in California, we have students from agricultural, oil, and business families all mixed together. My students come from a varied socioeconomic status but perform at the highest levels. Our school is among the top 10% of high schools nationwide. My students love hands-on learning of science that helps them to discover and explain the phenomena they see around them every day.

My Project

I am requesting 30 spectroscopes and spectral tubes to engage students in learning about atoms. By each student having a spectroscope it will allow for more precise analysis of atomic emission spectra of a variety of different elements and compounds. By incorporating the atomic emission spectra laboratory activities into my classroom, students will have hands-on experience with laboratory activities previously not available. In chemistry laboratory activities are essential to motivate students to learn and increase students' understanding of chemistry. Laboratory activities help to instill a desire to understand science in students. Without laboratory activities chemistry is just another boring science class that doesn't impact students' lives.

Students learning about science through hands-on experiences will encourage my students to continue to question what they see around them.

By encouraging hands-on discovery now, they can learn the tools to become lifelong analytical thinkers and lifelong discoverers.

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

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23 donors23 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Periodic Table Building Blocks • Amazon $34.07 1 $34.07
EISCO Premium Quantitative Spectroscope, +/- 5nm Accuracy • Amazon $11.11 30 $333.30
EISCO Premium Spectrum Tube, 26cm Height, Xenon (Xe) • Amazon $19.68 1 $19.68
EISCO Premium Spectrum Tube, 26cm Height, Sulphur (S) • Amazon $19.12 1 $19.12
EISCO Premium Spectrum Tube, 26cm Height, Iodine Vapour (I) • Amazon $18.77 1 $18.77
EISCO Premium Spectrum Tube, 26cm Height, Oxygen (O) • Amazon $18.47 1 $18.47
EISCO Premium Spectrum Tube, 26cm Height, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) • Amazon $18.00 1 $18.00

Materials cost

$461.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$42.22

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$540.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.39

Total project goal

$635.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$635.94

23 Donors

-$635.94

Donations toward project cost

-$540.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$95.39

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$0.00

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