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  • $433 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Blair
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Protect Your Skin Through Inquiry

My students need materials for our cell cycle and skin cancer inquiry lab such as sunscreen options, UV lights, batteries, UV beads and other miscellaneous items.

My Students

I work at the largest school in the state with the highest poverty rate, the largest percentage of kids on free or reduced lunch and most diverse. My students range from refugees to homeless to the first in their family to make it through high school. Not only are do my students have the pressure of succeeding in school, they may also have the added pressure of where they will sleep that night or jobs to be at after school hours.

I sincerely believe that students should not leave a Biology class without actually DOING science.

Biology tends to be a very difficult subject for many students, especially my English language learners because it is very vocabulary heavy. I am trying to give my students as many hands on lab experiences as possible. This is helpful to connect content with what students experience. My hopes is that students feel sufficiently challenged yet academically successful.

My Project

I see a major disconnect with students and science. They don't see themselves as scientists and are apprehensive to take necessary in science discovery for fear of getting it "wrong". I want to change this. I want students to leave my classroom with more confidence in thinking like scientists and to even identify themselves as scientists.

In order for students to see themselves as scientists, they need to DO science in my classroom in a memorable way.

I work hard to provide hands on experiences where students investigate their own questions. Students conduct a handful of inquiry investigations throughout the year. If you donate to my project, you will take part suppling materials for our cell cycle and cancer inquiry project. Students will be analyze the relationship between UV radiation, pigmentation and sunscreens/sun tanning lotion. They will plan their own investigation to determine the effect of a variable of their choosing on pigmentation from UV light. Variables the students might choose are brand of sunscreen, SPF rates, type of sunscreen, kids vs adult sunscreen, sunscreen vs tanning oils, etc.

My project is asking for a wide variety of sunscreen materials in order to accommodate the variables students may choose to investigate. This project is particularly significant for our population since Oregon has the fifth highest melanoma rate in the nation but most students never wear sunscreen due to of our overcast weather.

Additionally, I am asking for miscellaneous items for the following reasons:

- magnetic strips to boost vocabulary retention

- lamination paper to save on paper copies

- disinfectant wipes to clean safety goggles

Thank you very much for considering my project. With your help, my students will have a better opportunity to learn, grow and thrive when they leave my classroom.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flexible Adhesive Magnetic Sheets Paper 4-inch x 6-inch Peel and Stick, Works Great for Pictures!, Cuts To Any Size! Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $8.99 6 $53.94
Trasfit 550 Pieces UV Beads Multi Color Changing UV Reactive Plastic Pony Beads, Glows in the Dark, Fun for Jewelry / Bracelets Making (6-8mm) • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Wipes, 70-count Tubs (Pack of 6) Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $29.22 1 $29.22
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100) • Amazon Business $10.45 2 $20.90
Natural Sunscreen SPF 30, Biodegradable Mineral Sunscreen, Reef Safe by Tropical Sands, Fragrance Free, 8 fl oz • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Babyganics Mineral-Based Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50, 6oz Tube (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $16.52 1 $16.52
28 Pack AA Batteries [Ultra Power] Premium Double A LR6 Alkaline Battery - 1.5 Volt Bulk Batteries for Clocks Remotes Games Controllers Toys & Electronic Devices - 2020 Expiry Date • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Neutrogena Cooldry Sport Sunscreen Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 70, 5.5 Oz • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Babyganics Mineral Based Sunscreen Spray - SPF 50+ - Fragrance Free - 6.0 oz • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Banana Boat UltraMist Tear Free Baby Continuous Spray Sunscreen - SPF 50; 6 oz • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
Banana Boat Sunscreen Sport Performance Broad Spectrum Sun Care Sunscreen Stick - SPF 50, 0.55 Ounce (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Banana Boat Sunscreen Sport Family Size Broad Spectrum Sun Care Sunscreen Lotion - SPF 50, 12 ounce • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen Body Lotion Broad Spectrum Spf 70, 6.7 Ounce • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Banana Boat Sunscreen Ultra Mist Sport Performance Broad Spectrum Sun Care Sunscreen Spray - SPF 50, 9.5 Ounce • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Hawaiian Tropic Sunscreen Silk Hydration Moisturizing Broad Spectrum Sun Care Sunscreen Spray - SPF 15, 6 Ounce • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94
Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Broad Sprectrum Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50 - 8 Ounce • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94
Banana Boat Sunscreen Kids Family Size Broad Spectrum Sun Care Sunscreen Lotion - SPF 50, 12 Ounce • Amazon Business $8.75 1 $8.75
Banana Boat Sunscreen UltraMist Sport Performance Broad Spectrum Sun Care Sunscreen Spray - SPF 100, 6 Ounce • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch, Lotion Sunscreen Ultra Radiance SPF 30, 8 oz • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
Hawaiian Tropic Dark Tanning Sun Care Moisturizing Oil - 8 Ounce • Amazon Business $7.72 1 $7.72
Babyganics Pure Mineral Sunscreen Stick - SPF 50+ - Fragrance Free - 0.47 oz • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Banana Boat Kids SPF 50 Stick, 0.55 Ounce (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Banana Boat Sunscreen Kids Ultra Mist Tear-Free Sting Free Broad Spectrum Sun Care Sunscreen Spray - SPF 50, 6 Ounce • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Banana Boat Sport Performance Lotion Sunscreens with PowerStay Technology SPF 30, 8 Ounces • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44

Materials cost

$332.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$367.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.81

Total project goal

$432.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$432.06

5 Donors

-$382.06

Donations toward project cost

-$324.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.31

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The First Million Fund and 5 other donors.

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