You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mr. Laybourn from High Ridge MO is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Operation Meter

Help me give my students digital and analog multimeters to help my students understand concepts associated with electricity and circuits.

  • $443 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students reside in a mostly rural area south of St Louis. They have common interests in agriculture and sports like most middle school kids but project-based learning has invested many of my students in their education more than any other subject. Basic items like an egg drop, atomic model, and other common labs cause them to work harder than they had in years past. I want to capitalize on this momentum.

I've seen my students really embrace science with our phenomenon based labs and projects; this is visible in increased academic scores and reduced truancy.

This year we had our students speak with astronauts aboard the ISS. This superb event combined with other hands-on projects is proving to be a resounding successes. With our county struggling with poverty and terrible drugs like meth and heroin, keeping kids in school does more than just keep them safe, it also is reflected in a safer community.

The students have been eagerly anticipating the supplies provided by you. is helping them stay involved and active in school.

My Project

The multimeters will augment instruction during our lessons on electricity, technology and circuits. A critical formula in internalizing concepts in these subjects is Ohm's Law or Voltage = Current / Resistance. Though this is a relatively easy formula, students internalize topics more effectively when lessons are combined with hands-on labs.

Our goal is to use the multimeters in labs where students test resistance, voltage and current in common electronic feeds and devices.

Additionally, students will learn how to effectively and safely use a multimeter which is a highly useful tool for everyday use in a household or in many workplace applications.

Mr. Laybourn
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Laybourn is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK36539112T Analog Multimeter 1000 Max. AC Volts • Grainger $238.43 1 $238.43
TK36539111T AMPROBE R AM-420 Series Compact - Basic Features Digital Multimeter 9999 Instrument Counts • Grainger $20.54 5 $102.70

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


3 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"High Ridge","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5016232],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MO","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4644859,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":150,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Laybourn","authorIds":{"5016232":{"owner":"Mr. Laybourn","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4644859],"proposalHash":"-1567018174","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21049161,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjkwMjMwMg==","NTMzMzU2Ng==","MjY4MDU1NA=="],"teacherId":5016232,"schoolCounty":"Jefferson","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MO","name":"Missouri"}}