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Ms. Berg from Memphis TN is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cummings Green Team!

My students need a camcorder, digital light meters, electricity usage monitors, and digital infrared thermometer to enhance their experience as the schools green team.

  • $852 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Announcement, Announcement! "It's keen to go green!" Our school was chosen this school year to help the district go green by implementing a Green Team. Our Green Team is a group of 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who diligently work to keep the entire school aware of energy wasting.

This group of students have been working tirelessly this year monitoring the classrooms and hallways to help keep our energy cost at its lowest.

The Green Team has spent several hours this year going to all of the rooms in the building taking an initial energy audit. This consisted of the students observing what they saw, taking the lighting levels, temperature, humidity, and giving recommendations on how to make the room more energy efficient. Also, each month the students complete an energy patrol checklist, which keeps us informed of who the energy hogs are. If the doors or windows are open or the lights are left on in an empty room, a "You've been hogged" sticker is placed on the teacher's door. The students enjoy going around and putting you've been hogged stickers on teachers' doors who are in violation. This gives them a sense of power and authority but it also teaches them to be more aware of how to not waste energy.

My Project

At the present time, we only have one set of the energy audit materials and it takes quite a bit of time to audit the entire building. This keeps the students out of the classroom for an extended period of the learning time. The students will use the ordered materials to cover more rooms quicker. The students will learn how to take averages of rooms temperature and the lighting. This is done by taking samples from 3 different spots around the the room and dividing the sum by 3. This will help to increase math skills. When students go on patrol to identify the energy violators and to do their energy preservation presentations, they can use the camcorder to record their findings and view themselves later in order to tighten up their presentation. Because students are not professional speakers, being able to see themselves will help them to improve their presentations. Also, the videotape of the students presentations can be used to help enhance those middle school students portfolios.

The donations will help our school in its endeavor to continue going green because the students will spend less time out of the classroom but still get the energy patrols completed.

Also, making monthly announcements over the intercom helps to keep the entire school focused on saving energy. Hopefully by implementing this project it will make students more conscience about how they use energy and help them conserve energy at their homes, as well.

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Ms. Berg
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 450 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sony - Handycam CX675 32GB Flash Memory Camcorder - Black • Best Buy Education $549.99 1 $549.99
Dr.Meter Digital Illuminance/Light Meter LX1330B , 0 - 200,000 Lux Luxmeter • Amazon Business $39.98 2 $79.96
P3 P4400 Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor • Amazon Business $17.77 2 $35.54
Etekcity Lasergrip 774 Non-contact Digital Infrared Thermometer, Yellow/Black • Amazon Business $17.88 1 $17.88

Materials cost

$683.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$723.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$127.70

Total project goal

$851.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$851.32

8 Donors

-$425.66

Donations toward project cost

-$361.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.85

match offer

-$425.66

Match offer toward project cost

-$361.81

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.85

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$0.00

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