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Mr. Mack from Burlington VT is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Designing for the Win(d)!

Help me give my students 2 windmills and online access to windmill curriculum to build a renewable energy source!

  • $637 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I'm hoping to inspire my students with technology and connect it to mathematics. We'll take on blogging, Twitter, video editing, 3D printing, Skype, and much, much more! My fourth grade students come from a variety of backgrounds; 50 percent of my students live in high poverty areas, and about 15 percent of them are English Language Learners from South Africa, Vietnam, Nigeria, Bhutan, and other countries.

Our school is a K-5 Vermont school that loves embracing STEM activities.

We put tools into the hands of students to keep them energized. My students are an energetic and inspired group of learners who love utilizing technology.

My Project

My students need 2 windmills to work on understanding renewable energy sources. We want to experiment with different types of blades to determine which ones will be the most efficient and so they can be hands on with a generator. We learn about all different types of renewable energy sources, but a turbine/generator are very abstract concepts unless we could physically build and use them in the classroom. I want to create these windmills in the classroom and test the different types of blades and monitor how much energy is produced by each one. They can also see the magnets on the back being spun by the fan blade, as mechanical energy is being converted to electrical energy.

Mr. Mack
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 44 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TG+EQ CPO LINK WIND TURBINE SINGLE • Frey Scientific $289.95 1 $289.95
WIND TURBINE CPO • Frey Scientific $159.95 1 $159.95

Materials cost

$449.90

Vendor shipping charges

$53.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$540.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.41

Total project goal

$636.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$636.05

1 Donor

-$360.43

Donations toward project cost

-$360.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$212.01

Match offer toward project cost

-$180.21

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.80

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$63.61

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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