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Mrs. Dusbabek from Coon Rapids MN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rousing Reactions via Atomic Modeling

My students need hands-on models of atoms to understand their structure, as well as, the difference between chemical and physical changes.

  • $160 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things interesting and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences in Earth Science.

I strive to make my curriculum hands-on, challenging and make the learning applicable by making it relevant to the community in which they live.

When we are learning Earth Science concepts that are unique to areas outside of our community, I look for ways to bring the experiences to my students.

My Project

My STEM students need to create hands-on models to help them understand what they cannot see, atoms and molecules. With these atomic models, students will create molecules, pure substances, and compounds. These are the foundations needed to understand more complex ideas. Without this basic understanding, it is difficult to move on to reactions. Every year students struggle to conceptualize physical changes and chemical reactions. With the addition of atomic models in our classroom, students will be able to see the change matter undergoes when a chemical reaction occurs and atoms bond versus a physical change when atoms simply mix and remain the substance.

Mrs. Dusbabek
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Linktor Chemistry Molecular Model Kit (440 Pieces), Student or Teacher Set for Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Learning, Motivate Enthusiasm for Learning and Raising Space Imagination, A Fullerene Set • Amazon Business $25.99 4 $103.96

Materials cost

$103.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$135.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.92

Total project goal

$159.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$159.44

2 Donors

-$141.79

Donations toward project cost

-$135.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.27

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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