You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
  • $771 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Nguyen
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

STEM Advancement and Modernization in the Classroom

My students need an iPad for lab station activities and 50 safety glasses to safely complete new and exciting labs.

My Students

Can you imagine students begging for more work? My students are always asking me to give them more labs. It is amazing how excited and motivated they are to work when they have hands-on activities. Please help me give them access to more activities.

My students are a diverse group of 7th and 8th graders in California coming from a wide variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

This wide array of students have backgrounds from almost every continent with large ethnic subgroups. About 50% of the population is on the free and reduced lunch program, while a good number come from affluent surrounding neighborhoods. Our school is medium sized and has an equally diverse staff. The general curriculum is arts-centered and focuses on fostering creativity. Our staff, faculty and students have a great enthusiasm for learning, especially when asked to be creative or be hands-on. This year, our school theme is "Chart Your Course," as students metaphorically imagine themselves as sailors finding their path to success across uncharted waters.

My Project

I am asking for a class set of safety glasses and one iPad 2. I currently do not have a set of safety glasses, which severely limits what kinds of labs we can do in class. Since I teach 8th grade, the students must learn about chemical reactions. This is very hard to do without being able to carry out experiments that may pose the slightest amount of danger to the students' vision. For instance there is a series of labs called "Solution and Pollution" from which students learn about how chemicals affect the environment. Also, my students will be building water rockets which require protective eye wear to launch. This will allow students to get up close to their creations in action. We will be using the iPad for research purposes in labs stations with science apps that will provide background information about our labs. Also, students will use it to research how to modify their engineering projects.

Although my students are very diverse, one thing that they almost universally have in common is their enthusiasm for science.

Often, emphasizing the "pencil and paper" aspect of science in junior high drives them away from STEM fields. My students are yearning for exciting hands-on activities. This is especially true of at-risk students and students who have had trouble succeeding in a highly regimented learning environment. By showing them real science, perhaps we can inspire the next Einstein.

Read More

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® 2 Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 5 - 16 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy for Business $399.99 1 $399.99
MSA Safety Works 817691 Over Economical Safety Glasses, Clear • Amazon $3.08 50 $154.00

Materials cost

$553.99

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$50.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$654.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$115.59

Total project goal

$770.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$770.58

1 Donor

-$770.58

Donations toward project cost

-$654.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$115.59

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 290 students.

Project Activity

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo
{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Fullerton","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1650207],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1061048,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/stem-advancement-and-modernization-in-th/1061048/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":290,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Nguyen","authorIds":{"1650207":{"owner":"Mr. Nguyen","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1061048],"proposalHash":"-280892013","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-4_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":269033,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTk1MDMzNA=="],"teacherId":1650207,"schoolCounty":"Orange","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}