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Mrs. Pereda from Hazelwood MO is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Necessities of Life in an 8th Grade Science Classroom

Help me give my students globes, grow lights, magnets, and plasma balls to study science.

  • $617 goal

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My Students

My students are gifted and love to work with hands-on science projects. They work hard daily to solve problems and accomplish their goals. We are a new school, in our second year of existence. Because of this, we do not have all of the materials needed to thrive in our challenging society. Our school is a STEAM school that focuses on Science, Math, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.

Every day, my students arrive to my room ready to learn and excited for the opportunities the day will offer them.

I love my students!

My Project

My students are in need of a few basic items to help their science experience come to life in our classroom. Globes are used all year long - space, geologic time, plate tectonics, weather, human impact - everything we do is based off of the globe. Students really need to see and touch the globe to gain insight into how a flat map and the round world interact. My students are learning about different types of matter. The plasma globes teach them about gases and how they interact to create light. High quality magnets are needed in order for students to learn about magnetism and energy. And finally, in order to demonstrate the way light interacts with plants to promote growth from seed to plant, we need grow lights.

All of these materials help my students have a hands-on experience in science, experiences that will carry with them for a lifetime.

Mrs. Pereda
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 80 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Waypoint Geographic Scout 12" Globe Globe For Kids & Teachers - More than 4, 000 name Places - Great Color & Unique Construction - Up-To-Date World Globe - with Stand • Amazon Business $44.99 5 $224.95
Hydroplanet™ Grow Light Fixture HPS 150W Complete System with Hydroplanet Lamp - HPS Plug and Play Grow Lamp For Hydroponics and Greenhouse Use(150W Grow Light Kit) • Amazon Business $65.00 2 $130.00
10Pc Super Strong N52 Neodymium Magnet 1.26" x 1/8" NdFeB Discs, The World's Strongest & Most Powerful Rare Earth Magnets by Applied Magnets • Amazon Business $11.98 8 $95.84
HDE Plasma Ball Lamp Light [Touch Sensitive] Nebula Sphere Globe Novelty Toy - USB or Battery Powered • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97

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