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Ms. Gardner from Guadalupe CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Super Science Stools!

Help me give my students science lab stools. These stools will make my science lab feel more authentic and interesting to the students.

  • $1,390 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a small agricultural town with a lot of people. It is a close-knit community. There is a strong connection between the school and community, all the teachers know all the families, and everyone shares a value for this community. Unfortunately, since this is such a small town, the school does not have enough funds for many extracurricular programs or additional academic projects.

My students have developed an unquenchable thirst for science; they are creative, analytical, and enthusiastic.

I teach a science lab class for elementary students in grades 1-4. I see around 500 or more students every week in my science lab. The classes come to my lab once a week for hands-on science activities. I like to keep this lab very student-driven and open-ended so that the students get the chance to really explore and investigate scientific concepts. I also try to make my lab as authentic as possible. I have some lab equipment such as safety goggles, cylinders, and test tubes, and the kids just love using real science equipment. All of my students have taken a particular shine to chemistry.

My Project

Right now the students are using typical classroom four leg chairs. If they had stools instead of chairs they would spend less time moving their seats around, we won't need to spend time pushing the chairs back in, and they will always have the option to stand up. Having stools will also make table rotations much smoother. No more sliding chairs in and out of the tables, no more students tripping over chairs that didn't get tucked in.

Having stools in the science lab will make the students' experience more memorable and authentic.

If the students truly feel as if they are in a science laboratory, they will treat it as such.

Ms. Gardner
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Public Seating 6418 Steel Stool with 18" Vinyl Upholstered Seat, Grey • Amazon Business $32.52 32 $1,040.64

Materials cost

$1,040.64

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$95.22

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,181.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$208.49

Total project goal

$1,389.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,389.96

5 Donors

-$1,202.91

Donations toward project cost

-$1,181.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.44

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$187.05

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$0.00

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