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Mrs. Smith from Parkersburg WV is requesting instructional technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Blasting Into Steam With Straw Rocketry

Help me give my students straw rocket building materials, launchers and curriculum. My students will love building, testing and improving their rockets as they learn about rocketry and physics. Straw rockets are a great educational STEAM activity.

  • $457 goal

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My Project

Your donation will help all of the students in our school engage in hands-on rocketry and physics lessons during their weekly visits to our STEAM Lab. Our students love to create and collaborate to solve problems. With these supplies they will have the opportunity to practice engineering as they build, test and improve their straw rockets. They will learn about forces and motion, thrust and gravity. They will practice modeling and technological design. They'll improve their math skills as they measure, collect and graph data, and make predictions and analyze data.

Mrs. Smith
Grades 3-5
    More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households Data about students' economic need comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education. Learn more

    This project will reach 400 students.

    2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Straw Rockets – Getting Started Package • Pitsco Education $225.00 1 $225.00
Mini Straw Rocket Launcher • Pitsco Education $55.00 1 $55.00
Straw Rockets Teacher’s Guide • Pitsco Education $29.95 1 $29.95
Coordinate Plane Target Board • Pitsco Education $5.95 1 $5.95
Straw Rocket Elementary STEM Activity Guide • Pitsco Education $4.95 1 $4.95

Materials cost

$320.85

Vendor shipping charges

$32.09

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$387.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.43

Total project goal

$456.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$456.18

2 Donors

-$456.18

Donations toward project cost

-$387.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.43

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$0.00

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