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Mrs. Scott from Colorado Springs CO is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Scientists in the Making

Help me give my students a starter chemistry set so we can explore atoms, elements, and compounds in a hands on way. We also need to replace our stock of basic school supplies.

  • $370 goal

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My Students

My 2019-20 sixth grade students are the first middle school students ever in our school! Thanks to a bond issue passing, we are adding a middle school one grade at a time. I am the first math and science middle school teacher for these students.

I am committed to providing my students with lots of hands-on opportunities in both science and math, often combining the two subjects in real world type problem solving.

My students will be encouraged to be inquirers and provide strategies and guidance in how to find out answers for themselves.

My Project

We have lots of experiments we would like to do around compounds and mixtures, but we are lacking the basic equipment like a bunson burner and test tubes to make this happen. We have also found ourselves running out of some basic school supplies like dry erase markers and pencils. In addition, our homemade whiteboards are not holding up very well so we would like to get these stronger ones that will last several years.

My students work hard to earn their hands on science days.

I love to engage them in the real work of scientists and I can only do that if I have the supplies. I buy a lot of basic materials out of my own pocket, but a chemistry starter kit is a little out of my reach on my own. I appreciate your willingness to help fund my students' educational needs.

Mrs. Scott
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 60 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CHEMISTRY LAB STARTER SET • Frey Scientific $85.33 1 $85.33
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Black, 36 Count • Amazon Business $22.30 2 $44.60
Charles Leonard Dry Erase Board Class Pack - Includes 30 Each 9 x 12 Inch Lapboards, Foam/Felt Erasers and Markers (35090) • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
BIC Xtra Smooth Mechanical Pencil, Medium Point (0.7mm), 40-Count • Amazon Business $9.88 3 $29.64
TCD [100 Pack] Colorful Long Metal Capacitive Stylus Pens [Universal] Compatible with All Touch Screen Devices [Asssorted Colors] • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
BIC Mechanical Pencil Variety Pack, 0.5mm/0.7mm/0.9mm, 60-Count • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
SET TEST TUBE RACK GLASS TUBES • Frey Scientific $12.13 1 $12.13

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