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Mr. K. from Downey CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Learning about Soil Forrmation and Fertility!

My students need soil testing kits so that they can better understand soil formation and what plants nutrients are needed in order for certain crops to grow! Help my students get excited about gardening and soil!

  • $863 goal

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My Students

I teach 4 sections of AP Environmental Science to approximately 130 urban Juniors and Seniors. Most of my students are Hispanic, while the remainder are white, black and Asian. Two thirds of school's population qualify for free and reduced lunch, and my students come from a wide range of Social Economic Status.

My students are amazing, hard working, kids who are passionate about learning environmental issues.

Most of my students have limited exposure to the outdoors but are excited each day to learn about how they can help the environment. I try to incorporate many lab experiments and other simulations to help my students grasp different scientific concepts related to the course.

Many of the projects that I request funding for are for lab supplies that we use on a regular basis. As you can imagine, the need of lab consumables for 130 students is quite burdensome. It's because of the generosity of people like yourself that makes learning science interesting and exciting for my students.

Please help our students have the supplies that they need in order to have a great learning atmosphere! Thank you so much

My Project

The soil model will help my students understand different soil horizons and help them understand the importance of top soil formation as well as the environmental problems that can result from soil erosion.

These materials will be used for our students to test the soil fertility in our high school's garden!

We will share our results with the Botany class and assess the fertility of campus' gardens.

The predator card game is a fun activity that will help my students see how predator prey relationships work in a deciduous forest. My students are great kids who love to have fun in the classroom. What an exciting way to learn about such a morbid fact of life!

Mr. K.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LaMotte N-P-K Soil Test Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $28.75 12 $345.00
Soil Horizons, Biorama Preparation • Carolina Biological Supply Company $158.40 1 $158.40
Predator: The Food Chain Game • Carolina Biological Supply Company $13.27 6 $79.62

Materials cost

$583.02

Vendor shipping charges

$58.30

State sales tax

$53.35

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$733.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$129.43

Total project goal

$862.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$862.85

3 Donors

-$831.85

Donations toward project cost

-$707.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$124.78

match offer

-$31.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$26.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.65

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$0.00

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