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Mrs. Spencer from Orange Park FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Edison Expanded-Exploring Light and Light Energy

Help me give my students 8 Elementary Light, Color and Shadow Kits for my students to explore that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object or travels from one medium to another.

  • $426 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 5th-grade science and social studies. We have a diverse community of students. We are an "A" school so many families from out of our are seek special permission to attend our school.

My students are enthralled by hands-on lab experiments.

However, many have never even added vinegar to baking soda much less had a hands-on STEM experience. They enjoy being called scientists as it empowers them to be more engaging and take ownership of their work.

My Project

Children always have a fascination with light. What kid hasn't played with the reflection off of a shiny object or flashed a laser pointer or multiple surfaces.

By purchasing the light sets, my students will be able to safely experiment with light reflection and refraction.

By adding the solar kits, the children will be able to experience first hand that light energy is a powerful and useful source of energy.

If you provide my class with these hands-on opportunities, my students will be better prepared to apply the lessons they learned to higher levels of problem solving.

Mrs. Spencer
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elementary Light, Color and Shadow Kit • AKJ Education $25.55 8 $204.40
6-in-1 Solar Kit • AKJ Education $14.53 8 $116.24

Materials cost

$320.64

Vendor shipping charges

$6.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$361.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.79

Total project goal

$425.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$425.24

2 Donors

-$209.48

Donations toward project cost

-$201.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

match offer

-$187.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$159.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.14

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.14

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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