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Mr. Hurlbert from Dallas TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Astro Celestial Sphere

Help me give my students a view of the stars without a planetarium!

  • $269 goal

This project expired on April 12, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Young Women's STEAM Academy is a neighborhood school with STEAM expectations. The kids are 80% English language learners and economically disadvantaged. Four years ago the school was changed to girls only and implemented the STEAM emphasis with steady improvements across the board ever since.

I left engineering and the corporate world to teach girls science because so many lose interest in middle school - it is a privilege to watch these girls plan and prepare for early college and magnet schools.

My Project

Teaching HS credit Astronomy is challenging in middle school. This Celestial Sphere will provide a hands on view of the stars but more importantly it will allow them to explore the apparent movement of the stars and the relation of stars to locations on earth. Living in the city, most of the students have limited star gazing experience or opportunity so every chance I get to reinforce these concepts is valuable. We use simulations in class but these virtual worlds are limited and do not work for all students. I look forward to letting them explore it on their own and then layering in polar, seasonal zodiac constellations as well as the impact our sun has on visibility.

Mr. Hurlbert
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TRANS. CELESTIAL GLOBE W HORIZON 31CM. • Ward's Science $195.46 1 $195.46

Materials cost

$195.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$228.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.30

Total project goal

$268.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$268.69

2 Donors

-$89.56

Donations toward project cost

-$76.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.43

match offer

-$179.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$152.26

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.87

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$0.00

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