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Dr. Carrabba from Henderson TN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Colossal Collisions

Help me give my students an assortment of balls and supplies to use in physics experiments.

  • $486 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach eighth-grade science in a small, rural Tennessee town. We are in a high poverty area, and many of my students do not always have the same opportunities as students in urban areas.

My students are inquisitive, eager to learn and love new challenges!

Our new curriculum is project based and enables all students to work at their own pace through the required work. Progress is monitored through checkpoints, and students can easily see how they are progressing through their 8th grade work.

We have 'mini' lessons during the week which I base on student curiosities and demonstrate science concepts we are learning or reviewing.

As a teacher, it is my responsibility to expand my students' horizons. Providing them with activities that stretch their brains and provide them with a challenge will motivate and engage my students.

My Project

We are studying physics this year and our first project involves understanding how a potential asteroid collision would affect the Earth.

My students need assorted balls and marbles in different sizes, materials and mass to experiment with and enable them to understand how these different characteristics affect the strength of a collision.

Providing my students with these physical materials will enable them to experiment with collisions under different circumstances and conditions. In addition to the practical application, students love to play with marbles! Science class is an opportunity for students to move about the classroom and become more actively engaged in lessons.

Dr. Carrabba
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Eisco PH0109CB Drilled Ball Set in Plastic Case • Amazon Business $46.09 6 $276.54
Assorted Coin Ring Making Forging Steel Balls - Assortment of 1", 7/8", 3/4" and 5/8" • Amazon Business $5.95 6 $35.70
Fig & Leaf (45 Pack) Premium 9-Inch Round Foil Pans with Board Lids l 2” High Walls to Prevent Spills l Heavy Duty 28 Gauge l Disposable Aluminum Tin for Roasting, Baking, or Cooking • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
White Lily Self Rising Flour, 5-lb bags, 2-Pack • Amazon Business $17.70 1 $17.70
Hygloss Products Wood Craft Balls - Unfinished Natural Wooden Ball – Assorted Sizes, 48 Pack • Amazon Business $16.43 1 $16.43
30 Large 1" (25mm) Replacement Solid Glass Marbles for Chinese Checkers, Aggravation, or Marble Games (5 Each of Red, Blue, Yellow, White, Green, Black) • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79

Materials cost

$377.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$412.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.85

Total project goal

$485.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$485.66

2 Donors

-$220.78

Donations toward project cost

-$217.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

match offer

-$230.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$195.78

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.55

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$34.55

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$0.00

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