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  • $355 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Roberts
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Building Bridges and Touching the Stars

Help me give my students the opportunity to build bridges and launch rockets to help them understand math and physics concepts.

My Students

Which lessons do you remember best from your time in school? Was it the rote lecture lessons or the hands-on experiences. Most students do better with hands-on experiences, but those with learning difficulties really need to have a multi-sensory experience in order to understand higher level concepts.

I teach a group of 18-22 year old students with a variety of special needs.

My students come from a variety of backgrounds with different levels of abilities. They all need help in reaching their potential independence and having hands-on lessons helps them to realize how much they are able to accomplish.

My Project

Many of my students have disabilities relating to listening comprehension and so they have a hard time learning from lectures. By having a hands-on experience it will make the topics I'm covering make more sense and will be retained longer.

Building a bridge and making a rocket will be a fun and memorable way to work on math, geometry physics and fine motor skills.

Also, working in small groups will facilitate socialization which is another area my students need help with.

We will use the bridge building kits to teach the students how math and physics work in real world applications. My students also need to work on socialization and by working in small groups they will be able to work on those skills as well.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pitsco Balsa Wood BridgePak Kit (For 25 Students) • Amazon Business $99.00 2 $198.00
Aquapod Water Bottle Rocket Launcher - Launch 2 Liter Soda Bottles Up to 100 ft in the Air - The Cool Backyard Toy Gift that makes Outdoors Fun for Kids, Teenagers, and Adults • Amazon Business $34.64 2 $69.28

Materials cost

$267.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$301.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.17

Total project goal

$354.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$354.46

3 Donors

-$325.29

Donations toward project cost

-$301.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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