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Ms. Walker from Dallas TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Alternative Energy to the Rescue!

Help me give my students exploration kits that will allow them to make cars, arcade games, and robots that use magnetic, wind, solar, mechanical, and electrical energy.

  • $560 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are actively preparing for lifelong learning and it is tough for them since English is their second language. These kids are bright and look forward to each and every new lesson brought to them in every area of the school. They love exploring new topics, actively participating in hands-on experiments, and reading aloud to anyone who will listen!

We are an urban school with low socio-economic status, but that doesn't stop us from giving every minute we have to improve​ our grades, our goals, and our impact on humanity.

Our school is culturally diverse, which makes for a great global learning experience. We are an accredited Dual Language School whose classes mandate that English is taught just as much, if not more than Spanish. We fulfill the "whole child" philosophy and make sure each child feels safe and loved. Truly, no child is left behind!

Even with that much going for us, we need your help so we can soar to even greater heights!

My Project

Having hands-on alternative energy kits will make teaching how the flow of energy works in a variety of ways. Students must know hydroelectric energy, solar energy, wind energy, and how we can help the world by using these energy formats and save fossil fuels.

These kits will make the learning real for my students, which in turn will make them see the value of alternative energy rather than using nonrenewable resources.

It's very difficult for students to know how energy works without hands-on labs. These kits will make students excited to come to class and keep them engaged the entire unit. Making an item whistle, spin, turn on, or light up will be the highlight of their days!

Ms. Walker
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT WIND PUMP TURBINE MILL PK/10 • Frey Scientific $145.00 1 $145.00
Go Green WaterWindSolar Energy Kit • Nasco $141.75 1 $141.75
KIT HYDROPOWER EXPLORATION • Frey Scientific $42.59 1 $42.59
KIT MINI WIND TURBINE PK/10 • Frey Scientific $41.00 1 $41.00
KIT SOLAR PHOTON RACER • Frey Scientific $24.42 1 $24.42

Materials cost

$394.76

Vendor shipping charges

$44.54

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$475.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.86

Total project goal

$559.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$559.08

1 Donor

-$246.61

Donations toward project cost

-$246.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$268.95

Match offers toward project cost

-$228.61

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.34

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$43.52

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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