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Mrs. Durr from Joplin MO is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Shrinking Science

Help me give my students Shrinky Dinks and a toaster oven to use to make them.

  • $218 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." -Confucius

My students love science, and they especially love the hands-on experiments, projects, and dissection labs.

My favorite part of teaching is seeing their eyes light up when they make a discovery during a lab.

I teach 8th-grade science in a middle school in Missouri. My students are both energetic and inquisitive learners. They enjoy coming to school, researching new science concepts, and conducting hands-on experiments.

Over half of my students live in poverty and don’t bring the necessary supplies to the classroom like pencils and notebooks. My students were also affected when an EF5 tornado destroyed a third of our town when they were young. Many of my students lost their homes or family members. They grew up experiencing loss at a young age.

My Project

My students love science and most of them love art as well. I decided to incorporate Shrinky Dinks this year to allow some creativity while demonstrating that they understand the concepts they are learning. Most of my students have never seen a Shrinky Dink and are always amazed by the finished product.

We have made Shrinky Dink cells, atoms, molecules and element blocks.

My students love being creative while learning, and request a Shrinky Dink project for every unit. Shrinky Dink paper is expensive for two hundred students. I cut it into fourths, but it still adds up. I've also requested a toaster oven. Right now, I borrow a toaster oven from our concession stand, which is clear across the building. It's heavy and awkward to carry. A toaster oven in my room would allow us to do Shrinky Dink projects more often, and would also be used when I teach about thermal energy.

Mrs. Durr
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 200 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Black+Decker TO3265XSSD Extra Wide Crisp ‘N Bake Air Fry Toaster Oven, Silver, Fits 9" x 13" Pan • Amazon Business $96.27 1 $96.27
Shrinky Dinks Creative Pack, 25 Sheets Crystal Clear, Kids Art and Craft Activity Set, by Just Play • Amazon Business $13.99 4 $55.96

Materials cost

$152.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$184.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.56

Total project goal

$217.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$217.07

2 Donors

-$162.36

Donations toward project cost

-$146.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.10

match offer

-$45.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$38.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.71

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$0.00

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