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Ms. Pflug from Bronx NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Practicals Make Perfect

My students need 6 sets of density cubes, 2 sets of prepared microscope slides, 12 beakers, and various supplies including gloves, scissors, balloons, construction paper, and food coloring.

  • $702 goal

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I teach science to 150 enthusiastic 7th graders at a high needs school in the Bronx. Many of my students are recent immigrants, and about one-third receive special education services. They face daunting challenges everyday, including gang violence, hunger, and inadequate housing and health care. Despite the many obstacles in their lives, they come to school with incredible energy and a strong desire to learn.

At the end of 8th grade, my students will take a state science test. One component of this test requires them to show off their laboratory skills by completing a series of hands-on experiments. In order to fully succeed in the practical portion of this test (and to succeed in high school science and beyond), my students need as much lab experience as possible to feel confident in their experimenting skills. But because of a lack of materials, it is impossible for my students to practice!

Two major topics on the performance test focus on density and microscope skills. My students will practice finding and comparing the densities of different materials using the sets of density blocks. Also, my students will become true pros at using a microscope by practicing with a wide variety of interesting slides of animals, plants, blood, and bacteria. The rest of the materials, including scissors, construction paper, gloves, and beakers will provide basic lab supplies that will be used throughout the rest of the year to help them sharpen their experimenting skills!

With your help, my students will be able to practice the essential laboratory skills they need to pass their 8th grade science test. Providing these supplies will truly help to prepare my students, but even more so, give them confidence in their ability to do science! On behalf of my 7th grade scientists, thank you for all of your help!

Ms. Pflug
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
"Prepared Slides: Animal, Plants, Insects Set" • Frey Scientific, Inc. $39.95 1 $39.95
Density Cubes - Set of 12 • Frey Scientific, Inc. $25.95 2 $51.90
Riverside Paper Groundwood Recycled Assorted Color Construction Paper, 9 x 12, Pack Of 50 • Office Depot Inc. $1.36 10 $13.60
Fiskars(R) Scissors For Kids, Grades Preschool-2nd, 5, Blunt Tip, Pack Of 12 • Office Depot Inc. $37.91 3 $113.73
Balloons (Pack of 144) • Frey Scientific, Inc. $16.35 1 $16.35
FF0400-30ML FOOD COLORING, BLU EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $2.95 2 $5.90
FF0441-3OML FOOD COLORING -RED EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $2.95 2 $5.90
Disposable Vinyl Gloves—Medium • Frey Scientific, Inc. $10.85 2 $21.70
Disposable Vinyl Gloves—Small • Frey Scientific, Inc. $10.85 2 $21.70
Pyrex® Vista™ Low Form Beakers - 1000 mL (Pack of 6) • Frey Scientific, Inc. $39.00 2 $78.00
Density Cubes - Set of 10 • Frey Scientific, Inc. $21.75 4 $87.00
"Prepared Slides: Plankton, Bacteria, Tiny Creatures Set" • Frey Scientific, Inc. $39.95 1 $39.95

Materials cost

$495.68

Vendor shipping charges

$49.57

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$575.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$126.22

Total project goal

$701.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$701.22

2 Donors

-$98.97

Donations toward project cost

-$84.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.85

match offer

-$577.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$473.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$103.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.62

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$0.00

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