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Mrs. Karlson from Stamford CT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Personal Tool Kit for Scientific Experiments

Help me give my students the laboratory tools they need to conduct experiments during this pandemic.

  • $1,256 goal

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My Students

My students are all inquisitive. They are fascinated in the world around them and learn best by field work and lab activities. They enjoy thought provoking, engaging and authentic lessons and projects that require independent research and allow them to develop their problem solving and communication skills.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, our students do not have the tools they need to collect data, conduct research and develop their problem solving and communication skills.

Our district is urban, and though our students come from many socioeconomic backgrounds, 57% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch, over 65% of our students are minorities and we have a large English Language Learner and Special Ed population. This diversity both enables students to learn from each other and highlights the need for students to demonstrate understanding and learning in a variety of ways, particularly in hands on projects.

My Project

COVID-19 has limited the laboratory and hands on science learning students can do. These materials will enable students to have their own lab kits. Students will receive their very own graduated cylinder, hand lens, pH paper vial, pipets and other essential supplies that were traditionally shared.

Personal lab tool kits will enable students to continue developing their skills without the potential of sharing germs.

Even if we need to return to full distance learning, students will be able to continue continue skill development by using their personal laboratory supplies. Please help support my students' science skill development.

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

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cylinder, Plastic Graduated, 50 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.57 150 $235.50
Hydrion Regular pH Strips, Wide Range, pH 1-12, 50 Vials • Carolina Biological Supply Company $77.35 3 $232.05
Petri Dishes, Polystyrene, Disposable, Sterile, 100 x 15 mm, Case of 500 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $111.55 2 $223.10
Lens, Dual Hand, Pack of 30 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $27.85 5 $139.25
Weighing Boats, Plastic, 3 5/16 x 3/4 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $36.76 3 $110.28
Microchemistry Pipets, Large Graduated, Overall Length 6 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.47 3 $22.41
Painted Lady Culture Cup Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.85 2 $19.70
Microchemistry Pipets, Small Graduated, Overall Length 5 1/2 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.85 3 $17.55
Stick, Craft, Pack of 250 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.17 1 $5.17

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