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Ms. Ligon from Richmond CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Rocket Car Chemistry Labs at Home

Help me give my students the opportunity to design their own chemistry experiments at home!

  • $936 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are from the Bay Area and many students are coming from marginalized communities. Our students are curious, determined, and adventurous learners. Our students are always excited to perform experiments and be allowed some control over the parameters of the experiment. I am very passionate about instilling confidence in their science abilities.

Our students deserve the ability to develop these skills with fun, relevant, and interesting material.

By giving them some control in the development of the experiments that they perform, they are able to see themselves as scientists. This allows them to see how science is relevant in their lives. Our school will be using distanced learning in the fall and this project will allow them to still practice science in their homes!

My Project

Our departments goal is to instill curiosity and determination into our students so they can design their own experiments. Normally this would include multiple hands-on experiments, but this year we need to get a little creative. Students will be completing small experiments to build their skills and use this lab as a summation of those skills.

By funding this project, you buy 150 students a basic kit of materials for guided chemistry labs they can perform in their homes.

This rocket car lab will be their first attempt at designing their own experiment at home. With these materials, students will be able to realize how exciting being a scientist/engineer can be!

Ms. Ligon
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 150 students.

18 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Heinz All Natural Multi-Purpose Cleaning Vinegar 1 Gallon Bottle (Pack of 2) with By The Cup Swivel Spoons • Amazon Business $25.21 9 $226.89
Realemon Lemon Juice, 48-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $19.16 6 $114.96
16 Oz Empty Plastic Juice Bottles with Tamper Evident Caps – 33 Pack Drink Containers - Great for Homemade Juices, Milk, Smoothies, Tea and Other Beverages - Food Grade BPA Free • Amazon Business $25.99 4 $103.96
HOPELF 12" Natural Bamboo Skewers for BBQ,Appetiser,Fruit,Cocktail,Kabob,Chocolate Fountain,Grilling,Barbecue,Kitchen,Crafting and Party. Φ=4mm, More Size Choices 6"/8"/10"/14"/16"/30"(100 PCS) • Amazon Business $7.49 7 $52.43
Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda, 8 oz • Amazon Business $4.20 12 $50.40
100PCS Plastic Bottle Caps DIY Craft Environmental Protection Bottle Caps for Children Intelligence Development Kindergarten Stickes (Mixed Color) • Amazon Business $11.99 4 $47.96
Heavy Duty Silver Duct Tape - 5 Roll Multi Pack Industrial Lot – 30 Yards x 2 inch Wide – Large Bulk Value Pack of Grey Original Extra Strength, No Residue, All Weather. Tear by Hand • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
200 Pcs Jumbo Smoothie Straws,Colorful Disposable Wide-mouthed Large Straw. • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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