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Mrs. Hyde from Bradenton FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students real rockets to launch. After carefully assembling and decorating the Estes Alpha rockets, students will see their rockets launch into "unexplored worlds".

  • $764 goal

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My Students

I teach 8th grade science and Integrated Science Honors. My students come from varied backgrounds both academically and socially. Many of my students are from low income households and are included in our school's Exceptional Student Education (ESE) and English Language Learners (ELL) populations.

Students learn best when provided opportunities to apply their knowledge to real-world problems.

I always strive to show my students the importance of science in our daily lives and I encourage them to make these connections.

My Project

My students will work in teams in order to decide the destination of a multi-billion dollar space flight to an unexplored world. The decision will be based on the destination's possible research opportunities or provisions for energy crisis resolutions.

Teams must select the destination that their team can prove will be most helpful to human-kind and then launch their rocket to this "unexplored world".

This hands-on experience will promote concept development and encourage ownership of their learning. The combination of these features will improve motivation and engagement resulting in an increase of concepts learned. If my project isn't funded, then this would be the first time in 18 years that my students would be unable to launch a rocket. Rocket launches have always made an impact on even the most difficult to reach student.

Mrs. Hyde
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 140 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ROCKET ALPHA 12/PK • Frey Scientific $104.01 4 $416.04
ROCKET ENGINE STAND SNGL STAGE A8-3 PK/24 • Frey Scientific $52.25 2 $104.50
HAZARDOUS MATERIAL ITEM • Frey Scientific $25.00 1 $25.00

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