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Mrs. Shirkhodai from Kihei HI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Using Chemistry to Solve the Crime

My students need basic lab equipment to solve a mysterious crime.

  • $361 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classes are a small yet are filled with a diverse group of quietly creative and eager individuals with big dreams and hopes, and even bigger ideas.

These young curious intellectuals are always excited to learn more about the world around them.

Chemistry, a course that I teach, is an amazing and interesting subject for most. Yet, with limited resources, it can be a hard subject to grasp or appreciate if not followed by hands-on and/or visual experiments. Lack of resources for meaningful and engaging projects limits what the school can offer, and in turn, reduces impact to what our students learn.

My Project

Vicky, age 17, wakes up feeling ill and ask her mother to give her Tylenol. Her mother digs in her purse for a pain reliever and hands it to the girl. Vicky takes it and goes to bed. Sometime later, mom goes to check on her but found her daughter unconscious on the floor. Paramedics arrive and take Vicky to the hospital. Later that date, she is pronounced dead at the hospital. Mom is devastated.

Vicky's case has been sent to the Medical Examiner's Office.

While waiting for Vicky's autopsy results, our chemist students decide to look closer at the medication that Vicky took before collapsing.

The requested material is some basic lab equipment that my students need to analyze the composition of the Tylenol. Mortar and pestle will be used to crush the pill, graduated cylinder to make solutions, filter and funnel to filter and collect the undissolved component in the pill, spatula to transfer the component, brushes to clean the glassware, and periodic table to be used as a reference.

With your donation, we can get to the bottom of the case and end mom's misery.

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Delta Education Porcelain Pestle and Mortar Set, 5" Diameter • Amazon Business $12.29 4 $49.16
Measuring Cylinder Set - 4 Graduated Cylinders - 5ml, 10ml, 50ml, 100ml - Borosilicate Glass - Contains 2 Cleaning Brushes + 3 x 1ml Glass Pipettes • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Eisco Labs Beaker Tongs, Rubber Coated Ends, Nickel Plated 1/4" Steel, 50mL - 2000mL capacity • Amazon Business $7.91 4 $31.64
2018 Periodic Table of Elements Vinyl Poster | XL Large Jumbo Sized at 54" | Chemistry Chart for Teachers, Students, Classroom Science Banner | Newest 118 Elements | Atomic Number, Weight (WHT) • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
5 Piece Glass Funnel Set • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Coralpearl Utility Bottle Cleaning Brush Set Long Handle Thin Small & Big Baby Water Bottle Brush Cleaner Tool Set Value Kit Pack of 4 • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Justman Brush 610382 Flask Brush for 1000mL Volumetric Flask, White Bristle, 1.75" Diameter, 5" Brush Length • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
3ml Glass Graduated Pipette Dropper with Clear Rubber Cap Glass Dropper Pipette 5 Pcs • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Eisco Labs Premium Qualitative Filter Paper, 12.5cm Dia., Medium Speed (85 gsm), 10? (10 micron) Pore Size - Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
BCP 5pcs 2 in 1 Stainless Steel Lab Spoon Spatula • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Weighing Paper Sheet, Non-Absorbing, High-Gloss(Pack of 1000) (75mm75mm) • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
EISCO CH0635A Lab Scoop Spatula (Pick Scoop) Stainless Steel, 6 Piece • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44

Materials cost

$260.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.47

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$306.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.02

Total project goal

$360.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$360.14

6 Donors

-$228.14

Donations toward project cost

-$193.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.22

match offer

-$132.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$112.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.80

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$0.00

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