Wanted at Triton: Microdonors to Buy Chemistry Supplies
Triton teacher Jack Feighan hopes the power of social media comes through, again, to help his students.
Jack Feighan is batting five for five—can he make it an even six?
The Triton Regional High School chemistry teacher is back with another request for his class on Donors Choose. The website allows donors to make small contributions to projects, all of which revolve around education.
Feighan latest ask is his biggest: Hot Plates for All.
A majority of our labs involve the use of hot plates. We use the hot plates to get materials to the proper temperature. Unfortunately, we do not have enough hot plates to go around. We have to double up our lab groups and as a result we have more students simply observing the activity rather than taking part. If we had two more hot plates more of our students could benefit from the activities.
Feighan needs to raise $809.89 in all for the two hot plates. So far, the project has one $10 donor.
While Donors Choose isn’t necessarily a very common way to get classroom supplies, it certainly has worked for Feighan. He has funded five projects through the site, including the recent “Adventures in Chemistry: Space, the Final Frontier.”
“To make science real, you have to connect it to life. It’s not just book learning. Students like real things they can touch and see,” Feighan told Patch in October.
Donors Choose will list the project until May 30. You can view the project or make donations directly through Donors Choose.