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Dr. Sahagun from Houston TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Things We Can't See: Atomic Models

Help me give my students an interactive learning experience with using college-level atomic models to learn elements, compounds and atomic structures. I believe that hands-on learning is one way to cater to their preferred mode of learning.

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My Students

My student population comes from the lower socioeconomic areas in the Houston/Galena Park/San Jacinto area. Despite having less when compared to the other schools and students, these are one of the hardest working students that I have ever seen. As their science teacher, I want to further fuel their passion for learning by reciprocating their level of perseverance and hard work by being able to cater to their needs and being able to challenge them more to help them build a brighter future.

My Project

I want to provide my students with hands-on and interactive learning of the elements and compounds and their atomic models. I want to provide different ways that I present my lessons to cater to my students' different modes of learning. Understanding introductory chemistry in regards to atomic models can sometimes be challenging, especially when you throw in the different parts of an atomic model. Students will benefit from utilizing these models to improve their understanding of atomic structures as part of TEKS 8.5 and 8.8. I believe that providing these models in conjunction with the traditional print-outs can ultimately improve and hasten their understanding of the concepts. They will be introduced to these models which are also used in college-level chemistry classes and therefore give them a little head start in their continuing education.

Dr. Sahagun
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Organic Chemistry Model Kit (239 Pieces) - Molecular Model Student or Teacher Pack with Atoms, Bonds and Instructional Guide • Amazon Business $19.76 15 $296.40
GUSODOR LED Strip Lights RGB Strips 32.8ft Tape Light 300 LEDs SMD5050 Waterproof Music Sync Color Changing + Bluetooth Controller + 24Key Remote Control Decoration for Home TV Party - APP Controlled • Amazon Business $49.55 3 $148.65
Carson Dellosa Mark Twain Phases of The Moon Chart (5858) • Amazon Business $8.97 2 $17.94

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