You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mr. Leeper from Milford OH is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Edge of Space and Back

My students need a flight computer, a radio transmitter, a weather balloon, a parachute and a GoPro to launch a payload to the edge of space.

  • $1,089 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Aerospace Engineering students are eager to be able to put their developing engineering skills to use by designing solutions to problems that they care about. My students are in the final year of a four-year sequence of engineering courses aimed at increasing the number, quality, and diversity of students who go into engineering.

Reaching the edge of space is an exciting way to engage my students in an authentic learning experience.

My students are eager to do authentic work!

My Project

Our goal is to launch a high altitude balloon to an altitude of 100,000 feet. The flight computer and transmitter will be used to record in real time the altitude and temperature of the capsule as it climbs. The GPS module will allow us to track the position of the payload and most importantly, recover it!

My students have a passion for space exploration and they want to launch a payload to the edge of space.

Our goal is to launch numerous payloads over time so that our passion for space exploration can be shared with others. We will take record data and of course take breathtaking photos with the camera.

Mr. Leeper
Grades 9-12

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 10 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Leeper is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Eagle Flight Computer • High Altitude Science $250.00 1 $250.00
GoPro HERO3+: Silver Edition • Amazon Business $243.87 1 $243.87
APRS Radio Transmitter • High Altitude Science $200.00 1 $200.00
Near Space Parachute 1.5 m • High Altitude Science $75.00 1 $75.00
8240 Weather Balloon, 600 Grams Natural • Scientific Sales Inc $69.00 1 $69.00
HotHands Hand Warmers 10 Pair Value Pack • Amazon Business $4.25 1 $4.25

Materials cost

$842.12

Vendor shipping charges

$40.44

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$925.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$163.27

Total project goal

$1,088.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,088.46

1 Donor

-$544.23

Donations toward project cost

-$462.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.63

match offer

-$544.22

Match offer toward project cost

-$462.59

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.63

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Milford","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3041538],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OH","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":2317964,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/edge-of-space-and-back/2317964/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":10,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Leeper","authorIds":{"3041538":{"owner":"Mr. Leeper","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[2317964],"proposalHash":"1331188063","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3041538_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1507747351616","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20625766,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["Mjg0MTM5OQ==","Mzg2MDM0Mg=="],"teacherId":3041538,"schoolCounty":"Clermont","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OH","name":"Ohio"}}