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  • $1,821 goal

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  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Building a STEM Program to Benefit Students Futures!

My students need a wind tunnel so they can learn more about how drag effects their CO2 Dragsters.

My Students

My students are never in their seat! The best way to learn is by doing. When students step into my classroom they are preparing them self for the future. They are surrounding themselves with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

The demographic of my school is very diverse.

We get learners from all over the world. They are drawn here by the vast employment opportunities for their parents. We have about 30% of our student population on free or reduced lunch. Our students come to school everyday excited to learn, and ready for any new challenges that may come their way!

My Project

With the introduction of a wind tunnel, my students will be able to develop a greater knowledge of how forces act upon an object and why aerodynamics is important. They will be able to visibly see how wind moves over an object, and see what drag and lift really are. We will mainly use this for our CO2 dragster project. This project challenges students to design a dragster, create prototype and a finished dragster out of balsa wood, then race the dragster against other students. This project involves all aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Currently, our students do not get a hands on experience when it comes to aerodynamics.

This will allow me to expand my curriculum to meet this need. Our area has many engineering jobs and I believe this experience could help students with their future.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pitsco AirTech Scout Wind Tunnel • Amazon $1,495.00 1 $1,495.00

Materials cost

$1,495.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$22.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,547.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$273.07

Total project goal

$1,820.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,820.49

7 Donors

-$1,695.49

Donations toward project cost

-$1,441.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$254.32

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 125 students.

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