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Mrs. Leventis from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Build a Bridge

The cost of 2 kits to build a bridge is $237, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $237 goal

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I would like my 7th grade students to build the strongest bridge that they can build with 15 pre-measured pieces of basswood and a 1/2 oz. of glue. The students will have to plan their design because they will not be able to get more materials. A study of the best geometric shape must be kept in mind. I would like my students to work in pairs. I teach 7th grade math and science and believe that this activity integrates the subjects well. Our school is departmentalized in the upper grades and I have 3 classes per day, which are 80 minutes each. Each class has about 30 students. Kits are sold through many companies and usually come in 24 packs of 15 pieces. I have approximately 45 pairs of students this year, so I would need 2 kits.

Mrs. Leventis
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BRIDGE CLASS PACK,24,BASSWOOD • Carolina Biological Supply Company $77.95 2 $155.90

Materials cost

$155.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$193.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.53

Total project goal

$236.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$236.26

1 Donor

-$222.79

Donations toward project cost

-$194.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.79

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.80

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$0.00

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