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Ms. Jen from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engineering Design: Rockets and Rewards

Help me give my students a water rocket launcher and altimeter l, with other accessories, to take their space related engineering design projects to new heights!

  • $282 goal

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My Students

My students are fifth-graders in an urban school. They represent diverse nationalities, home languages, family structures, interests, and learning styles.

My students are determined to overcome any obstacles they face in life.

The school neighborhood is in an area of high poverty, and more than 80% of the students in the community entered school with a primary language background other than English. However, my students will not let their circumstances label them as disadvantaged learners. They continue to make the best of the opportunities they are presented. As a result, they will finish their elementary school career with determination and resilience!

My Project

My students will use the water rocket launcher and altimeter with their engineering design projects that involve launching rockets. The altimeter will allow us to collect data, which they will analyze to help refine their designs to better meet project criteria. This is a real world engineering skill! The other materials will be used as prizes for the teams that best meet the criteria and constraints with their tested engineering design project.

Engineering design makes STEM content accessible for all learners, regardless of their background opportunities or the languages they speak.

These materials will support engineering design while also stimulating student interest in space-related content.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 34 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Relationshipware StratoLauncher IV Ultimate Tilting Water Rocket Launcher + StratoFins Kit • Amazon Business $95.00 1 $95.00
Jolly Logic AltimeterOne. • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Astronaut Helmet with Movable Visor Pretend Play Toy Set for School Classroom Dress Up, Role Play Accessory, Stocking, Birthday Party Favor Supplies, Girls, Boys, Kids and Toddler. White • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
iMagitek 5 Pack Astronaut Party Favors Keychains Toys for Outer Space Party Favors Supplies, Kids Gift, Kids Party Bag Favors, Kids Stocking Fillers • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
NVTED 2 PCS USB LED Reading Light Lamp, Creative Spaceman Astronaut Eye-Care Flexible USB Light LED Laptop Lamp On/Off Switch for Notebook Laptop, Desktop, PC and MAC Computer • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$205.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$239.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.18

Total project goal

$281.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$281.18

2 Donors

-$140.59

Donations toward project cost

-$119.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.09

match offer

-$140.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$119.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.09

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$0.00

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