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Dr. Harris from Saint Paul MN is requesting lab equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Precision Nanotech Applications in Chemistry

Help me give my students electronic balances and voltmeters for understanding nanotech by finding precise masses and engineering voltage conductivity.

  • $2,760 goal

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My Students

One hundred percent of our students, a Saint Paul public school, receive free or reduced-price lunch. Nearly 70% of our students are English language learners and their families have immigrated from all over the world. My students speak a total of over 15 languages in their homes. We are a highly diverse population, with less than 4% white/Caucasian students. Some of the most popular activities at our school are soccer and badminton. Our school has a biomedical and STEM focus. Our students work hard and want to contribute to their families and community!

My Project

Students will use this equipment to see how adding nanoparticles to a conductive solution affects voltage. The balances will be used to find precise masses. This summer I took an opportunity to work in a research lab at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Mechanical Engineering where I worked with a PhD candiate to develop a biosensor made of glassy carbon. I was able to develop a lesson for my own students to learn about conductivity using a voltmeter that they will apply to several chemistry labs including the one I have developed based on a NSTA grant for teachers developing nanotechnology! I am excited for students to start thinking about the problems we face on a nanoscale and the solutions for these problems that we need to come up with that are also on the nanoscale!

Dr. Harris
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BAL POR WARDS 500G X 0.1G • Ward's Science $203.15 10 $2,031.50
30-VOLT VOLTAGE PROBE • Ward's Science $49.99 5 $249.95

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