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Ms. Abraham from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

pH Patrol

My students need 18 burets (50 mL in volume) for their project in our upcoming unit in chemistry.

  • $776 goal

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My CheMasters are hard at work and ready to take on another project! I am the chemistry teacher at a charter high school in Illinois. My students come from a low-income community and are thus products of the achievement gap. However, my students have made huge strides this year, defying the pattern of the education served to them in the past. We constantly track our "CheMastery levels," (wordplay on "chemistry" and "mastery") to show our growth. We started the year with 66% CheMastery. This past unit marked their highest CheMastery yet, with 79%. My kids face tough odds, but they will prove them wrong, as they are truly CheMasters.

My kids are consistently increasing their obsession with chemistry (and their own, individual, CheMastery). They love to do hands on activities, make observations and calculations, take on challenges, and test hypotheses. Our next unit is on Acids and Bases. To drive home their understanding of pH, pH calculations, and the use/purpose of titrations, I am planning a project in which they act as FDA agents for a vinegar plant. They must monitor the pH levels of their product via titration, determining which batches are acceptable for the market. Due to cost, we do not have burets to complete the titrations, eliminating the challenge to tie together their knowledge of pH, its calculation, and its purpose in a real-world setting.

We need a class set (or just short of it, cost permitting) of burets, preferably at least 50 mL in volume. Having access to burets would allow my kids the opportunity to have a real world understanding of acids, bases, and pH. Such an understanding would help them to achieve their current goal of becoming "CheMasters" and our broader goals of college preparedness and becoming scientifically well-informed citizens. We currently have ring stands and clamps for the burets, but do not have the burets themselves.

Your contribution to my kids will make a significant difference in their classroom experience and lives. Through such a donation, my kids will be able to apply what we learn in the classroom to real world scenarios. They will make connections to their lives and their futures. You will make it possible for my students to continue their pursuit of true CheMastery!

Ms. Abraham
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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BURET GLASS -50 ML -BSX- • Sargent-Welch $30.56 18 $550.08

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