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Ms. Rodriguez from Austin TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science is Everywhere

Help me give my students basic science lab equipment so that they can conduct investigations to understand and apply the science concepts they are studying.

  • $500 goal

This project expired on January 14, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a diverse group of boys and girls who love science, and are eager to apply the concepts they're learning to hands-on investigations. They consistently make real world connections that link their book knowledge to application and demonstration of science lessons.

My students' curiosity about how science explains facets of their daily life underscores the joy of finding significance and relevance in our educational system.

Equally significant is that their play has also taken on relevance to their study of science. For example, they have to begun to explore how different combinations of soap and water produce different size and consistency of bubbles. The size or mass of the bouncy balls they play with requires different amounts of force to set in motion.

My Project

My classroom lacks the basic science measuring equipment for students to conduct investigations. By providing the measuring materials, my students will not only be able to understand the significance of using scientific processes (planning precision, implementing, reviewing, revising, communicating) to answer their questions, but will also have a concrete example of how math is intrinsic to best practices in science. Our science class emphasis this year is how we can conduct investigations with every day materials to understand (complex) scientific concepts like chemical reactions. To do this we must have access to measuring equipment. This equipment is integral to the students' meaningful understanding of variables in any investigation. Measuring equipment would allow to easily put into practice this building block of the scientific process.

Ms. Rodriguez
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Precision School Balance with Weights • Carolina Biological Supply Company $53.82 3 $161.46
Immersion Thermometer, -10 to 110 C (0 to 230 F), Pack of 5 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.35 2 $28.70
Nalgene Griffin Beaker, Low Form, Polymethylpentene, 250 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $8.95 2 $17.90
Triple-Lens Plastic Magnifier 2x / 6x / 8x • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.75 10 $17.50
Fiberglass Tape Measure, Pack of 10 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $17.19 1 $17.19
Cylinder, Plastic Graduated, 250 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $3.42 5 $17.10
Large Plastic Thermometer, Pack of 10 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $14.26 1 $14.26
Dual Plastic Magnifier 3x and 6x • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.30 10 $13.00
Nalgene Griffin Beaker, Low Form, Polypropylene, 250 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $6.39 2 $12.78
Cylinder, Plastic Graduated, 100 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.98 5 $9.90
Cylinder, Plastic Graduated, 50 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.84 5 $9.20
Cylinder, Plastic Graduated, 25 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.71 5 $8.55
Ruler, Transparent Vinyl, Pack of 12 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.24 1 $7.24
Microchemistry Pipets, Large Graduated, Overall Length 6 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.20 1 $7.20
Cylinder, Plastic Graduated, 10 mL • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.44 5 $7.20
Medicine Dropper, Plastic, 1-mL Nipple, 3 1/2 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $4.41 1 $4.41

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