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Mrs. Dobek from San Diego CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Soaring Scientist

Help me give my students our experimental science supplies for the entire year!

  • $484 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are in second grade and attend a Title I school. 99% of the students at our school have at least one parent serving in the military. They are constantly moving from school to school. I do my best to make sure they feel safe, loved, and welcomed. I also have a large population of students with special needs. They work hard and are excited to be at school every day.

Students who come from military families are resilient.

I make the transitions for them as easy as possible, and I welcome them and encourage them to be successful. I am amazed every day by the sacrifices these students and their parents have to make. I feel honored to teach these students. It is the least I can do to help support them.

My Project

My class LOOOVVVVEEEESSSS SCIENCE! I cannot express the joy they have when it comes to science time. They are curious, attentive, and engaged during all of the lessons. Science is also one of my favorite subjects to teach as well!

Unfortunately, science supplies can be very expensive.

I spend a great deal of my own money on our classroom science supplies. This is why I am asking for a Mystery Science Kit. The kit contains all of the science equipment and materials that we would need for the entire year. Some of the projects include learning about erosion, the students will be making their own land models to demonstrate what erosion looks like. Other experiments allow the students to see the different properties of matter. The students will be melting candy to learn about liquids and solids. Towards the end of the year the students will get to plant radishes and learn about how animals impact our world. Science is one of the very reasons I became a teacher, curiosity keeps me challenged and motivated. I feel this passion for curiosity in my classroom. I would love for the students to get the opportunity to explore more in our class. With these science supplies we will be able to do just that!

I would truly appreciate any help we could get for our science supplies for the year. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post!

Mrs. Dobek
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mystery Science Inc. • Mystery Science $299.00 1 $299.00

Materials cost

$299.00

Vendor shipping charges

$50.00

State sales tax

$27.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$410.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.50

Total project goal

$483.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$483.34

5 Donors

-$383.34

Donations toward project cost

-$325.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.50

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

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$0.00

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