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Ms. Gummow from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science is Electrifying

Help me give my students supplies such as electroscopes, a Van de Graaf electrostatic generator, light bulbs, and buzzers to help them understand electricity and static electricity.

  • $919 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Mark Van Doren said, "The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery". As a science teacher, I have the opportunity to provide hands-on experiments which helps my students discover ideas to help them understand science concepts and take ownership of their learning.

I teach at a Title I school with a student population rich in ethnic and cultural diversity.

Most are ESL (English as a Second Language) students. For the majority of my students, this is their first exposure to science. They have the great opportunity to be able to come to my class for an hour a week for a hands-on science lesson. I have sixty fourth graders and sixty fifth graders that will benefit from this project.

My Project

My students love to learn about electricity and static because they use it in their everyday lives. However they need to be able to access it in a safe way. To learn about static electricity we need electroscopes, balloons, and a Van de Graaf Electrostatic Generator.

My students need to understand that some liquids are conductors of electricity but need to be able to experiment in a safe way.

I'm excited to use the conductivity of solutions kit to show this. Other items we need to learn about electricity are lightbulbs, buzzers, and conductivity meters. We also need a classroom timer to help me pace lab time. Having a big timer helps the students know how much time they have left to experiment. We are so excited to learn more about electricity in a safe way!

Ms. Gummow
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
10-Level Conductivity Meter • Carolina Biological Supply Company $26.05 10 $260.50
200000V Van de Graaf Electrostatic Generator • Nasco $179.95 1 $179.95
Squishy Circuits Mechanical Buzzer • Nasco $5.00 15 $75.00
PP181 - Giant Classroom Timer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Miniature Lamps, 3.2 V, 0.3 A, Pack of 10 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $13.05 3 $39.15
Conductivity of Solutions Apparatus • Carolina Biological Supply Company $17.95 1 $17.95
ELECTROSCOPE PITH BALL • Frey Scientific $8.36 2 $16.72
Miniature LED Lamps, White, 3.2 V, 25 mA, Pack of 10 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.10 2 $16.20
DC 3V 1A Power Supply with 5.5MM x 2.1MM Plug, Includes 3 Foot Extension Cable • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
MESHA 12 Inches Assorted Color Party Balloons (144 Pcs) - USA SELLER • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
D-FantiX Battery Tester, Universal Battery Checker for AA AAA C D 9V 1.5V Button Cell Batteries (Model: BT-168) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Lightbulb, Neon Glow, Pack of 10 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.52 1 $6.52

Materials cost

$678.95

Vendor shipping charges

$61.54

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$780.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$137.77

Total project goal

$918.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$918.44

1 Donor

-$918.44

Donations toward project cost

-$780.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$137.77

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$0.00

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