As part of my intermittent series of posts highlighting particular individual projects, here’s a request for basic scientific equipment for a school in Manhattan:

You will make it possible for my students to develop a greater understanding of the nature and the process of science by contributing these basic materials for my science class. The hands on activities will increase student curiosity and minimize boredom and talk in the teaching of science.

My students need 15 lab coats in order to conduct ongoing science experiments, 15 thermometers in order to carry out experiments that involve temperature changes and an additional triple beam balance to enable all students to work in groups to determine the mass and density of objects.

Entirely coincidentally, fully funding this project would put my challenge over the $6,000 goal, and force me to dance like a monkey. So, you know, there’s that, too.