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Mr. Outten from Columbia SC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Seed to Seed

Help me give my students in 6th grade hands on experience in learning about the plant life cycle. The Wisconsin Fast Plant kit allows students to interact with plants to help them grow, develop, and reproduce.

  • $295 goal

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My Students

Our school is a public alternative school. Our students have been dismissed from their home school because of disciplinary infractions. The majority of the students are not "bad" students, but have made a mistake. Students are assigned to attend for a minimum of nine weeks. During this time they receive normal classroom instruction as well as the counseling for emotional and behavioral issues. The students I teach science to are 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.

The ah-ha moment is why I teach.

I want my students to not only read about science, but to actually experience it. Recently one of my most troubled students experienced an ah-ha moment. Using a 9 volt battery, tacks and a juice cup he was able to perform water electrolysis. When he could see the chemical reaction occurring, his face lit up like I just gave him an Xbox. I hope that all of my students can experience that feeling.

My Project

I teach science to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Science is a subject that is best taught with hands on activities. Physical manipulation allows students to test the information from the textbooks. Students can then develop their own understanding of how the natural world works.

This project will give each one of my classes the opportunity to perform hands on activities.

Sixth graders will grow their own plants from seeds. Seventh graders will used the density cubes to better understand mass. Eighth graders will use the telescope to see whats beyond the moon in the night's sky. These items will also be used with future students.

Mr. Outten
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wisconsin Fast Plants Growth, Development, and Reproduction Advanced Classroom Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $77.40 1 $77.40
Celestron - 70mm Travel Scope - Portable Refractor Telescope - Fully-Coated Glass Optics - Ideal Telescope for Beginners - BONUS Astronomy Software Package • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Ajax Scientific 6 Piece Cube Density Metal Set, 20mm • Amazon Business $22.58 1 $22.58
Celestron 81035 Basic Smartphone Adapter 1.25" Capture Your Discoveries, Black • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Celestron 1.25" Moon Filter • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29

Materials cost

$183.05

Vendor shipping charges

$21.69

State sales tax

$12.91

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$250.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.19

Total project goal

$294.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$294.59

5 Donors

-$269.59

Donations toward project cost

-$229.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.44

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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