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Teacher Tucker from Caldwell TX is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Real Scientists Use Tools!

My students need triple beam balances for hands-on lessons measuring mass.

  • $829 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our fourth grades are great investigators! They are eager to learn and love delving into problems no matter what the subject area. They are hands-on learners who love working in the science lab, creating and completing experiments, and working with manipulatives and interactive activities in math and science. As teachers, we include as many of these activities as we can. Our students are full of potential and many want to pursue a career in science.

All students can become scientists by doing instead of reading!

On our campus, we are blessed with a student population that is very diverse! We have about 10% African American, 45% Anglo and about 40% Hispanic leaving about 5% other. We are a Title I school, and many of our students live in homes with families that struggle to make ends meet.

My Project

Obtaining these triple beam balance scales will give our students more chances to become hands-on learners! Measurement is one of the hardest concepts for 4th graders. Access to measurement tools like the triple balance beams allow students to participate in lessons where they are not given the mass but can figure it out on their own.

Hands-on learning creates scientists instead of science students.

For students to really invest themselves in the learning process, they have to be involved in the learning process. What better way to involve the students than to have them utilize the tools of the trade?

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Teacher Tucker
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 147 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
OHAUS Triple Beam Balance Model 750-S0 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $151.20 4 $604.80

Materials cost

$604.80

Vendor shipping charges

$60.48

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.07

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$704.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$124.30

Total project goal

$828.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$828.65

4 Donors

-$434.91

Donations toward project cost

-$377.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.74

Matching donations from our partners

-$384.92

Match offers toward project cost

-$327.18

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.74

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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