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Ms. Gormer from Laurel DE is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Olympians in Need

My students need 4 field guides and 2 educational forensics kits to prepare for the state Science Olympiad competition.

  • $355 goal

This project expired on April 21, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 40 students willing to spend 12 hours on a Saturday competing in Science Olympiad events. What I don't have is enough supplies for them to be well prepared.

My students attend a small, rural, high poverty school.

But that does not stop them from aiming high and dreaming big. This year, we have about 40 students dedicated to competing in the state Science Olympiad competition against much more affluent schools. And they want to WIN!

My Project

With these field guides and forensics kits, my students will be able to study, practice, and prepare for the competition like they have never been able to do before. Many of these students are returning to the team for a second, third, or fourth year. They are discouraged because they know that they are capable of winning, but are at a real disadvantage due to lack of money and resources. I know that these resources will help my students be confident that they can indeed compete with the other, more affluent schools across our state.

Science Olympiad is not a required part of my curriculum.

However, it is a fantastic way for my students to apply what they know about science in a fun, hands-on competition. The enthusiasm of my students is contagious - please help inspire their love of science!

Ms. Gormer
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Book - Rocks + Minerals • Sargent-Welch $22.50 2 $45.00
Book - North American Trees • Sargent-Welch $22.95 2 $45.90
Robbery At Anytown Mall Lab Activity • Sargent-Welch $133.02 1 $133.02
Hair And Fiber Refill Kit • Sargent-Welch $43.39 1 $43.39

Materials cost

$267.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$301.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.17

Total project goal

$354.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$354.49

3 Donors

-$354.49

Donations toward project cost

-$301.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.17

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$0.00

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