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Mr. Underwood from Beebe AR is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Materials for Exciting Solar Powered Engineering Projects

Help me give my students the materials they need to design and build a solar oven and other projects.

  • $591 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a variety of backgrounds with about half coming from low-income homes. Many of my students come from military families stationed nearby. My students are always eager to learn and take every opportunity to better themselves. Their desire to learn inspires me to do whatever I can to provide them the resources they need to be successful.

Activities that inspire students to solve real problems help to create leaders that are prepared to solve problems.

Most of my class is based on projects. My students love to explore, create, and learn from their experiences.

My Project

These materials will allow my students to design and build a solar oven. It will also give us much needed storage for our VEX Robotics kits. We will use parts off the flashlights to create a foot insole that will charge devices by walking.

This project will allow my students to experience the power of solar energy.

Using the engineering design process, my students will design and build an oven using cardboard, plexi glass, insulation, and black duct tape. Then they will monitor and record the temperature of the ovens. Once the ovens reach the desired temperature they will bake chocolate chip cookies. If their oven doesn't reach the appropriate temperature, they will revisit their design.

Mr. Underwood
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 110 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Seville Classics Commercial 7-Tier Platinum/Gray NSF 22-Bin Rack Storage System • Amazon Business $167.02 1 $167.02
Source One Premium 1/4 Clear Acrylic PlexiGlass Sheet 12 x 12 Inches (S1-12x12-.25) • Amazon Business $12.99 10 $129.90
Simpeak [ 2-Pack] Hand Crank Solar Powered Flashlight, Emergency Rechargeable LED Flashlight, Survival Flashlight, Quick Snap Carbiner Dynamo Flashlight Torch for Outdoor Sports • Amazon Business $15.50 4 $62.00
Reflectix ST16025 Staple Tab Insulation 16 Inch x 25 ft Roll • Amazon Business $28.59 2 $57.18
Duck Brand 285636 Color Duck Tape Duct 3-Pack, 1.88 Inches x 20 Yards, 60 Yards Total, Black • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13

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