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Ms. Brauer from Granada Hills CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Water Kits to Test Water Around Los Angeles

My students need these water quality kits like nitrate to analyze water from around the city. Each kit takes 20 minutes, so I need more than one set of each to complete tests in one week.

  • $615 goal

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My Students

My students are very hard working, and take on difficult curriculum. We strive to include real world applications, and these students are passionate about making a difference in their community, for their generation and beyond.

My students continue to go the extra mile to understand real world problems and problem solve to do something about it.

These students exceed all expectations and continue to challenge me to be better. Before being able to engineer a solution, students need to assess what they need to make better, which is the goal of this activity.

My Project

These water tests are used to test water on multiple factors to see its overall quality. The nitrate, phosphate, pH, and dissolved oxygen water quality tests are all significant in understanding what makes water "clean" and what might pollute that water.

These water tests allow for real life applications of concepts in class, so they understand the quality of water in their own community.

The students are able to extrapolate what makes some water healthy and other water polluted. These tests are time consuming, and only having one set of each makes the lab take many days, and students waiting for the kit are not able to make an efficient use of their time. In addition, the water samples have a shelf life, so the longer the lab takes, the less accurate the results. With your help, we can make the labs much smooth, accurate, and more efficient.

Ms. Brauer
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LaMotte Phosphate (low range) Water Test Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $85.72 2 $171.44
LaMotte Dissolved Oxygen Water Test Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $53.95 2 $107.90
LaMotte Nitrate (low range) Water Test Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $86.53 1 $86.53
LaMotte Wide-Range pH Water Test Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $41.85 1 $41.85

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