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Mrs. Schaefer from Isanti MN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Support My Scientists!

Help me give my students access to a greenhouse for my new environmental science elective plus a few other items for our general science classroom!

  • $316 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is filled with 7th and 8th graders who are eager to learn science. This year my school has created a new elective class schedule and I have had an abundance of students sign up for my science electives. These courses include food science, STEAM, and Environmental Science.

My students are very excited to have the opportunity to explore science beyond their required science class - I can't wait for this first year of classes to spark excitement for years to come!

My Project

My project includes items to be used for my new environmental science class, food science class, and general 7th and 8th grade science classes. I have included a small portable greenhouse to house seedlings that students will begin growing in the spring in their environmental science classes. During this class, we will discuss many topics, but I am very excited to offer a horticulture unit where my students can learn with hands-on planting.

During my mater's degree, I completed a great deal of research on the topic of mindfulness.

When students enter my classroom, the lights are dim with a few colored lamps and a relaxing nature video projected on my Smartboard. These first few minutes of class allow students time to destress from their previous class or the noisy hallway. This allows students to feel more peaceful at the start of my lessons. Students love my mindful minutes time and enjoy the low light and environment of my classroom. I think the galactic light from my wish list would be a great addition to the back of my classroom where it is a bit darker and the cosmic design makes it the perfect addition to a science classroom.

I have also included some disposable gloves for students because whether we are dissecting frogs or diving into a food science lab, we need to remember safety first!

Mrs. Schaefer
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 94 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ohuhu Greenhouse for Outdoors with Observation Windows New Version, Small Walk-in 3 Tiers 6 Shelves Stands Plant Green House for Seedling, Flowers, Plant Growing, 4.7 x 2.4 x 6.4 FT • Amazon Business $67.49 1 $67.49
LED Night Light, Colorful Projector, HOKEKI Star Projector, Galaxy Projector, Lights for Room, Starlight Projector, 7 Lighting Effects, SuitableFor Bedroom and Party Decoration,Whrite • Amazon Business $49.90 1 $49.90
Wostar Nitrile Disposable Gloves 2.5 Mil Pack of 100, Latex Free Safety Working Gloves for Food Handle or Industrial Use • Amazon Business $20.49 2 $40.98
4 Pieces Mini Trowel Set Colorful Metal Hand Shovel Garden Tools for Soil Planting Digging Transplanting • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Gardzen 10-Set Garden Propagator Set, Seed Tray Kits with 400-Cell, Seed Starter Tray with Dome and Base 15" x 9" (40-Cell Per Tray) • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99

Materials cost

$234.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$267.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.27

Total project goal

$315.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$315.11

7 Donors

-$261.34

Donations toward project cost

-$225.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.00

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.77

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$0.00

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