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Mrs. Montemurro from Lowell MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Visualizing Chemistry and Nutrition with Models and Images

Help me give my students the ability to build molecules that represent different foods.

  • $473 goal

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My Students

My high school reflects the diversity of the city of Lowell where it is located with 11% African American, 32% Asian, 25% Hispanic and 29% White students. Unlike most other high schools in the nation, the high school was an integrated school from its’ first opening in 1831 and was the first co-educational high school in the nation and continues to be today. Over three thousand student attend this diverse inner city school where all students qualify for free breakfast and lunch due to students overall being low income. A significant number of students are recent immigrants and are English as a second language learner’s (ELL’s).

My students work cooperatively in groups to make sense of science by having materials that they can manipulate and materials that help them visualize science.

My Project

Students can draw on the cardstock to visualize the structure and function of organic molecules (macromolecules) and the foods they are found in. They could use the colored tape and other building materials to make a 3D representation of chemistry.

Students will have the opportunity to build models of different macromolecules like carbohydrates, lipids and proteins to visualize their structure and their nutrition.

This enables them to interact with chemistry and models. Students will make sense of science doing a macromolecule mystery lab. Students can then share the clues in our mystery macromolecule lab using the large post it boards.

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

This project will reach 110 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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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 7 $138.32
Business Source 25"x30" Self-Stick Easel Pads, 4/Pack (38592) • Amazon Business $62.31 1 $62.31
Sterilite 17918004 3 Drawer Unit, White Frame with Clear Drawers, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $40.26 1 $40.26
Pacon Card Stock, Colorful Jumbo Assortment, 10 Colors, 8-1/2" x 11", 250 Sheets • Amazon Business $19.98 2 $39.96
Expo 1920940 Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 36 Count, Black • Amazon Business $26.98 1 $26.98
Colored Masking Tape,Colored Painters Tape for Arts & Crafts, Labeling or Coding - Art Supplies for Kids - 6 Different Color Rolls - Masking Tape 1 Inch x 13 Yards (2.4cm X 12m) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
EXPO 1927526 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Vibrant Colors, 16-Count • Amazon Business $19.05 1 $19.05
HP Printer Paper, Multipurpose20, 8.5 x 14 Paper, Legal Size, 20lb Paper, 96 Bright, 500 Sheets/ 1 Ream (001420) Acid Free Paper • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
Scotch Brand Magic Tape, 6 Dispensered Rolls, Writeable, Invisible, The Original, Engineered for Repairing, Great for Gift Wrapping, 3/4 x 650 Inches (6122) • Amazon Business $9.62 1 $9.62

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