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Mrs. Maddox from Pelzer SC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Scientists in the Making with Hands-On Materials

Help me give my students magnets and other hands-on science materials to make our science lessons more engaging and meaningful!

  • $688 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Kids are like sponges, they absorb everything that they encounter, whether it's what they learn at school or home. Worrying about food, money, transportation, and clothing are adult worries, yet many of the students at my school face these grown-up problems each day.

In spite of the challenges they face, my students constantly rise to the occasion and frequently blow me away with their ability to learn.

I want to give my amazing students every opportunity they deserve and then some.

My Project

We currently have limited hands-on materials to use to further enhance our science lessons. Each investigation, we scramble to put together enough materials for all of our students to explore with at the same time. Having plenty of high-quality, hands-on science materials like a variety of magnets, light bulbs for electricity, STEM electrical circuit kits, fossil kits, and rocks and minerals kits will help my students explore and investigate to make their learning more meaningful and exciting.

With more science lab equipment and materials, our science lab investigations will be more beneficial to their learning.

My students love investigating and exploring in science! We visit our science lab weekly, as well as complete investigations in our classroom. Please help enhance their learning experiences by supporting our class project and funding our hands-on science material.

Mrs. Maddox
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snap Circuits Snaptricity Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 75 STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 40 Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun • Amazon Business $30.97 5 $154.85
Fossil Kit, 21 piece • Carolina Biological Supply Company $13.14 6 $78.84
Classroom Magnet Lab Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $38.11 2 $76.22
Fossil Rubbing Plates • Carolina Biological Supply Company $10.44 6 $62.64
WEYFLY Toys Energy Stick Sensor Stick Human Conductivity Energy Stick Sci-Fi Tube (1 Pack Premium Package, 17CM L3) • Amazon Business $5.69 10 $56.90
Explore With Me Geology: Rocks & Minerals • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.36 6 $56.16

Materials cost

$485.61

Vendor shipping charges

$27.39

State sales tax

$34.24

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$584.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.15

Total project goal

$687.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$687.67

2 Donors

-$687.67

Donations toward project cost

-$584.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$103.15

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$0.00

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