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Mrs. Johnson from Charlotte NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Pause...for a Moment of Science!

Help me give my students the most interactive science learning experience through hands on learning and taking care of Izzy our class pet!

  • $561 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a third year teacher and recent TFA alum I am working to create an environment within my classroom to encourage my eclectic group of young scientists to thrive. My students come from all over the world and learn best when content is delivered in a relatable and inclusive manner. A large number of my students are new to the US and are working to not only grasp content but to effectively communicate their ideas to myself and their peers.

These students have a love of learning that shines when they are given the ability to work hands on with manipulatives, project based assignments, and challenging student centered activities.

Science should be fun. It should provide all of my students with a way to not only see the world through their prior knowledge, but to make new connections with content and one another. I am proud to work in a school that gives me the opportunity to not only teach so many inquisitive IB learners, but to also learn from their unique experiences.

My Project

Science content in my classroom is designed to engage all types of learners through a totally interactive experience. My 8th grade scientists will encounter various subject areas to include Matter, Earths' History, Hydrology, and Ecosystems. Working to make subject matter "sticky" can be a challenge, which is why manipulatives are critical. By choosing to donate to my project you will help me to ensure my students are digging into our content through practice with real life applications.

With these materials my students will develop a conceptual understanding of the applications Science has in our everyday lives and use that to increase their overall proficiency while having fun.

This funding will help to maintain our class pet Izzy, a bearded dragon that is referenced during our ecosystems unit and a great tool for driving responsibility (class jobs). Additionally the materials in this project are components of our Matter (chemistry set, goggles), Pathogens (glow germ substance), and Evolution (owl pellets, tweezers) units. I have witnessed how interaction can drive success and with your help I will continue to provide a learning environment conducive to each students development.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Barn Owl Pellets - Large - Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $13.39 4 $53.56
Organic Chemistry Model Kit (239 Pieces) - Molecular Model Student or Teacher Pack with Atoms, Bonds and Instructional Guide • Amazon Business $20.85 2 $41.70
Extra Large Thick Whiteboard Contact Paper Vinyl Wall Decal Poster (7 FEET) Self Adhesive Message Board Paint Alternative w/Bonus Dry Erase Markers - Peel and Stick Wallpaper Sizes 17.8" X 84" • Amazon Business $9.75 4 $39.00
Glo Germ Gel 8 Ounce • Amazon Business $15.11 2 $30.22
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 36 Count • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
EXPO 1752226 Neon Dry Erase Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 5-Count • Amazon Business $6.47 4 $25.88
TaoTronics Black Light, 12 LEDs 395nm UV Blacklight Flashlights Detector for Pets Urine and Stains with 3 Free AAA Batteries • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Lucy's Family Owned - Distilled White Vinegar, 1 Gallon (128 oz) • Amazon Business $11.98 2 $23.96
24 Pack of Safety Glasses (24 Protective Goggles in 6 Different Colors) Crystal Clear Eye Protection - Perfect for Construction, Shooting, Lab Work, and More! • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda-4LB (01170) (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $15.24 1 $15.24
ProCure Disposable Nitrile Gloves – Powder Free, Rubber Latex Free, Medical Exam Grade, Non Sterile, Ambidextrous - Soft with Textured Tips – Cool Blue (Large, 1 Pack, 200 Count) • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
PIVBY Bearded Dragon Hammock Jungle Climber Vines Flexible Reptile Leaves with Suction Cups Habitat Decor for Climbing, Chameleon, Lizards, Gecko, Snakes • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
SE 365PT12 Assorted Color Lightweight Plastic Tweezers Set (12 PC.) • Amazon Business $7.16 2 $14.32
Zoo Med Repti Basking Spot Bulb, 100 watt, E27 threaded base, set of 2 bulbs • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Safety Glasses 12x Assorted Protective Eyewear • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon & Lime Blossom, 320ct (4X80ct),Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
Fox Run Bamboo BBQ Appetizer Shish Kebab Skewers, 6-Inches, Set of 100 • Amazon Business $5.92 2 $11.84
200PCS 3ml Disposable Plastic Transfer Pipettes, Moveland Calibrated Dropper Suitable for Essential Oils & Science Laboratory • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25

Materials cost

$408.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.86

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$476.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.07

Total project goal

$560.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$560.48

4 Donors

-$269.71

Donations toward project cost

-$238.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$280.24

Match offers toward project cost

-$238.20

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.04

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$10.54

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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