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Mrs. Dasgupta from San Jose CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Is Amazing!

Help me give my students a terrarium kit, 3D puzzles, a solar system crystal ball, crystal growing kit, Newtons Cradle and other different science toys to keep them engaged and interested in different topics in science.

  • $286 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are my curious, bubbly 7th and 8th graders. We are a Title I school, so it is hard for the parents to support us financially and academically. Students need to be educated in environmental science in my class so that they can be responsible citizens later.

My students are curious, warm and full of life.

They can perform at the same level as any other student if they are encouraged and exposed to opportunities like kids in the affluent schools. They are faced with many challenges inside and outside the classroom. Despite the many challenges they have to encounter, I am trying my best to keep things simple and meaningful to daily life.

Many of them are raised by single parents or grandparents. More than 80% receive free or reduced-price lunch because of their socioeconomic status. They were not exposed to typical childhood experiences, but as soon as they enter my classroom, I focus on their potential growth. I do not have any control of their home lives, but I certainly can make a positive impact as long as they are with me in the classroom. I encourage them to be lifelong learners to achieve their goals.

My Project

My students will learn about Newtons Laws of motion and the newtons cradle will be very helpful. They will create the Terrarium for their Ecosystem unit and keep monitoring it in class. They will use the Crystal growing kits for STEM Fair at school. 3D puzzles will help them to know more about one of the seven wonders of the world and history. Solar system models will help the students to understand the location of planets. Space shuttle model will help them to understand about the shuttle and its action in the space. These will help them to visualize the concept and hopefully retain it better in my hands-on ..minds on science class.

Mrs. Dasgupta
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mini Explorer Light-up Terrarium Kit for Kids with LED Light on Lid - Create Your Own Customized Mini Garden in a Jar That Glows at Night - Great Science Kits Gifts for Children - Kids Toys • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
CubicFun 3D Puzzles Models Architecture Kits for Adults and Kids,with National Geographic Booklet for India Taj Mahal • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Solar System Crystal Ball 80mm with 3D Laser Engraved Sun System with a Touch Switch LED Light Base Cosmic Model with Names of Various Celestial Bodies • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
4M Crystal Growing Experiment • Amazon Business $14.04 2 $28.08
Newtons Cradle, 5 Pendulum Balls, Big Newtons Cradle Balance, Metal Balls For Office Toys, Physics Toys, Teacher Toys, Steel Ball Toy, Metal Ball Pendulum, Black Wooden (MIRROR) (Mirror+Black) • Amazon Business $21.89 1 $21.89
Space Shuttle E-Z Build Model Kit IN-SPSH by Space Adventure • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
Liberty Imports The White House 3D Puzzle, 64 Pieces • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95

Materials cost

$192.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$242.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.87

Total project goal

$285.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$285.78

3 Donors

-$193.00

Donations toward project cost

-$181.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.70

match offer

-$72.48

Match offer toward project cost

-$61.61

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.87

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.29

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$0.00

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