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Blast Off with STEM: 4th Grade Rockets!

My students need Estes rockets, engines, launch pads, and controllers to complete their 4th grade STEM unit studying energy transfer, and other aerospace principles.

My Students

Do you remember a classroom where you built and launched rockets? Probably not! But now in our STEM class, 4th graders have the opportunity to learn about the transfer of energy in project-based activities. The challenge comes in funding; our school doesn't have the funds to purchase needed supplies.

My fourth graders attend a small school in a village along the Grand River.

Unlike our small school size however, the students have large expectations for personal learning. They come to STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) class each day eager to put principles to work, rather than just reading about them in a text book. Their imagination and creativity is only equaled by their thirst for knowledge.

My Project

With your help, our 4th graders will be able to have quite possibly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by launching a personal rocket into the blue sky. The thrill of the launch will require them to remain steadfast in their planning and preparation, as they learn about the transfer of energy and aerospace principles of flight. The launch itself will bolster their desire to continue a pathway studying the sciences and math. This project will truly impact their desire to learn!

It is important that we foster a desire to learn in elementary schools.

This rocket project will do just that. It will wake kids up early knowing today is the day they work on a rocket engine or attach fins in just the right way. Your donations will change a 4th grader's life!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Estes Alpha Rocket Bulk Pack (Pack of 12) • Amazon $75.00 10 $750.00
Estes A8-3 Engines Bulk Pack • Amazon $56.43 4 $225.72
Model Rocket, Estes Porta-Pad II(tm) Launch Pad • Amazon $18.00 5 $90.00
Estes 302220 Electron Beam Launch Controller • Amazon $14.99 6 $89.94

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