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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!

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

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

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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

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