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Ms. McNair from New York NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Using Chemicals Like a Chemist!

Help me give my students chemicals and demo sets so that they can have the full chemistry lab experience! These chemicals and demo sets will allow them to step into the roles of scientists and researchers.

  • $524 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are future scientists! They commute from all over New York City to attend school in Harlem, however, the majority of students are from the Bronx, Brooklyn or the Harlem area itself. They are also of varying backgrounds, but the majority of students are African American/Black or Hispanic. Our school is big, it includes a middle school as well as a high school so we house over 1,000 students in the entire building.

My high school students are eager, ready to learn, and ready for new experiences in science.

Although some of them come in below reading and math level, they fight every day to do their best.

My Project

Learning scientific concepts and theories on paper can only take students so far. They need to be able to see the science-experience of chemistry firsthand in the lab! This type of hands-on, interactive, "in your face" learning is what will encourage future scientists and researchers. To hear the "pop" when hydrochloric acid and zinc combine is exciting! To see the foam produced when hydrogen peroxide, yeast and dish detergent are combined is thrilling!

To see a scientific concept come to life in their hands or right before their eyes is memorable and for some students, it could be life-changing !

There are so many chemistry experiments out there that will excite students about science.

Ms. McNair
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT COPPER PLATING • Frey Scientific $35.99 1 $35.99
CHEMILUMINESCENCE DEMO LAB • Frey Scientific $23.39 1 $23.39
CHEM HYDROCHLORIC ACID 1.0M SAFETY LG 3.8L • Frey Scientific $22.49 1 $22.49
KIT UNDERWATER FIREWORKS • Frey Scientific $20.60 1 $20.60
CHEMISTRY MAGIC DEMO LAB • Frey Scientific $18.89 1 $18.89
ELECTRODE COPPER 5X3/4X3/64IN EA • Frey Scientific $3.59 5 $17.95
STRIPS HYDRION SPECTRAL PH 0-14 • Frey Scientific $16.28 1 $16.28
SPECIFIC GRAVITY SET EA • Frey Scientific $15.02 1 $15.02
CHEM HYDROGEN PEROXIDE 30 PCT RG 500ML • Frey Scientific $14.39 1 $14.39
CHEM YEAST ACTIVE DRY LAB GRADE 100G LG • Frey Scientific $14.03 1 $14.03
CHEM GRAMS IODINE LG 100ML • Frey Scientific $6.56 2 $13.12
KIT CARTESIAN DIVER • Frey Scientific $12.59 1 $12.59
CHEM COPPER METAL FOIL .005 100G LG • Frey Scientific $12.23 1 $12.23
CHEM SILVER NITRATE 0.1M AQ LG 100ML • Frey Scientific $10.79 1 $10.79
MAGNESIUM GRANULES(TURNINGS), 100G • Frey Scientific $8.99 1 $8.99
ELECTRODE IRON 5X3/4X3/64IN EA • Frey Scientific $1.79 5 $8.95
CHEM LEAD (II) NITRATE 100G LG • Frey Scientific $8.45 1 $8.45
CHEM ZINC STRIPS 10X75MM LG PK/8 • Frey Scientific $8.09 1 $8.09
MAGNESIUM RIBBON, 25G, 90FT LONG • Frey Scientific $8.09 1 $8.09
CHEM UNIVERSAL INDICATOR LG 250ML • Frey Scientific $7.19 1 $7.19
CHEM ACETIC ACID 1.0M LG 1L • Frey Scientific $7.19 1 $7.19
EZPREP CALCIUM CHLORIDE 0.1M EA • Frey Scientific $7.19 1 $7.19
CHEM CUPRIC SULFATE 0.5M LG 500ML • Frey Scientific $7.19 1 $7.19
SODIUM HYDROXIDE 1.0M SOLUTION 500ML • Frey Scientific $6.29 1 $6.29
EZPREP BROMOCRESOL GREEN 0.4 PCT 100ML • Frey Scientific $6.29 1 $6.29
CHEM CUPRIC SULFATE PENTAHYD CRYS RG 100G • Frey Scientific $6.29 1 $6.29
DISTILLED WATER LG 1GAL • Frey Scientific $6.29 1 $6.29
CHEM BROMOTHYMOL BLUE 0.04 PCT LG 1L • Frey Scientific $6.29 1 $6.29
PHENYLTHALEIN 50 ML 1 PCT SOLUTION • Frey Scientific $5.39 1 $5.39
CHEM CALCIUM CARB BOILING CHIPS LG 100G • Frey Scientific $3.59 1 $3.59
EZPREP SODIUM CARBONATE 0.1M EA • Frey Scientific $3.59 1 $3.59
CHEM CALCIUM CARBONATE PWD RG 10G • Frey Scientific $2.69 1 $2.69

Materials cost

$365.80

Vendor shipping charges

$43.90

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$445.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.56

Total project goal

$523.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$523.75

2 Donors

-$498.75

Donations toward project cost

-$423.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.81

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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