Do Science, Tanzania

So much in our world is messed up, it sometimes leaves us feeling powerless to do something about it.

Well, don’t give up!

A singlr person CAN make a difference!

Which is why I’d like to tell you about ‘Do Science, Tanzania’.

This is the brainchild of an Ottawa Physics teacher, Diana Hall, and her efforts are supported by the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Vernier Software and Technology, Valley Microscope, her current and former students with their families and other caring individual people.

The aim of the program?


The best way to get kids interested in science is to make it possible for them to DO science.

Do Science, Tanzania, aims to do exactly that by building a lending library of science equipment and making it available to science teachers in Moshi, Tanzania.  This will permit the equipment to reach, educate and inspire many more students than if it were sent to one single school…

Looking at their ‘Wishing Well’, one can see their requests are humble – yet have the potential to have a tremendous impact, a truly big bang for the buck.  In addition to asking for donations of any science classroom equipment, they still need:

  • 3- Microscopes – 3 x $250
  • Glassware (beakers, cylinders, test tubes etc.) – $200
  • Microscope Slides – $25
  • Power Supply – $250
  • Electronic Balance – 2 x $10
  • Wave Generator – $250
  • White Boards – $50
  • White Board Markers – $50
  • Calculators – 25 x $5 (used calculators also useful)
  • Slinkies – 5 x $15
  • Baggage Fees for Shipping Science Equipment – 3 x $200 per bag

Ms. Hall is heading to Tanzania soon, hopefully with her lending library of science equipment bursting at the seams.  If you’d like to find out how to help, click here to find out more.

Or, come to their dinner/social on Friday 11th, 2011.