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Ms. Barnwell from Chandler AZ is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Operation Curiosity Starter

Help me give my students the research tools required to explore natural phenomena.

  • $670 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful." Marie Curie

Title 1 schools are more than a second chance; they provide a unique learning experience to students with a variety of gifts and needs.

Some are searching for the opportunities to not only find themselves, but a greatness they never knew they were capable of.

Using the 5E Instructional Model, students engage in materials and explore the natural phenomena surrounding us. Hands-on learning fosters curiosity and generates questions, leading to discovery and solutions we need. We owe it to ourselves, and we owe it to the future.

My Project

The supplies requested will aid in giving students a deeper understanding of both the biological and physical worlds around us! From physics and forensic science, to the molecular and cellular level, we need future problem solvers.

Arizona State Science standards have changed over this year, leaving us with a lack of supplies needed to teach relevant experiments that engage students.

Physics are now taught with a rigor that requires new tools for a fresher investigation into the ways the world works. With the circuits and magnetism kit, student will be able to directly test variables within electrostatic and magnetic fields.

Pre-medical exploration through enhanced microscopy activities will provide opportunity for future health care workers and providers, as well as potential laboratory technicians and forensic scientists. In addition to the fingerprinting and forensics kit for our in-class crime scenes, our future scientists can identify chemical and physical properties of elements with the requested chemistry equipment, leading to a strong foundation for the search and analysis of empirical evidence.

By funding my project, you will help my students with invaluable experiences!

Ms. Barnwell
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ANZESER Lab SH-2 Magnetic Stirrer Hot Plate, Stir Plate, Magnetic Mixer, 100~2000rpm, 180W Heating Power 380°C • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
Edu-Lab Sound Lab Experiment Kit • Amazon Business $64.47 1 $64.47
Teenii STEM Physics Science Lab Basic Circuit Learning Starter Kit Electricity and Magnetism Experiment for Kids Junior Senior High School Students Electromagnetism Elementary Electronics LERBOR • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
United Scientific TFBOX13 Tuning Fork Wooden Box Set With Mallet, 13 Forks • Amazon Business $48.25 1 $48.25
Eisco Labs Premium Bunsen Burner with Flame Stabilizer and Gas Adjustment • Amazon Business $19.89 2 $39.78
Rs' Science - 25 Microscope Prepared Slide Set for You to Learn The Beauty of Biology (2019 Version) with Printed Guide Book • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Safety Spark Laboratory Lighter with 5 flints • Amazon Business $13.94 2 $27.88
Eisco Labs Neoprene Bunsen Burner Hose, 3 ft (.9m) - Tube ID 1/4", OD 7/16" • Amazon Business $12.63 2 $25.26
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Rock Party Set – 1.25 Lb Assorted Rocks & Gemstones, 10 Specimens Each of Pyrite, Desert Rose, Quartz, Pumice, & Tiger’S Eye, 10 Individual Carry Bags & Identification Guide • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Fossil Dig Kit – Excavate 15 real fossils including Dinosaur Bones, Mosasaur & Shark Teeth - Great STEM Science gift for Paleontology and Archeology enthusiasts of any age • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Tripod 9in - With Mesh Screen - SOL-730.00 • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
4M KidzLabs Fingerprint Kit - Spy Forensic Science Lab - Educational STEM Toys Gift for Kids & Teens, Boys & Girls • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
48 Pack Microscope Slide Collection of Insect Animal and Plant Specimens for Basic Biology Education and Science Exhibition Projects for kids & Students • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Rainbow Symphony Diffraction Grating Slides - Linear 1000 Line/Millimeters, Package of 25 • Amazon Business $11.26 1 $11.26
IFOLAINA Optical Glass Triangular Prism 6 inch Multi Colors Spectrum Physics Science Teaching and Photo Photography Crystal Prism • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
ExcelMark Inkless Thumbprint Pad/Fingerprint Pad • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96

Materials cost

$478.96

Vendor shipping charges

$19.05

State sales tax

$34.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$569.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.49

Total project goal

$669.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$669.93

7 Donors

-$451.63

Donations toward project cost

-$402.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.93

Matching donations from our partners

-$196.18

Match offers toward project cost

-$166.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.43

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.13

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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