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Mr. Rickard from Virginia Beach VA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring We Will Go!

Help me give my students solar system models, pipe cleaners, reptile moon lights and miniature trees.

  • $211 goal

This project expired on February 24, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are all second and third graders in a neighborhood that struggles economically. About one hundred percent of our qualify for free lunches and breakfast. That, however, does not diminish their excitement for learning, especially if you incorporate things they like doing.

They are smart and very capable students with a true love of learning through real experiences.

The economic challenges do, however, have an impact on what they have available to help them learn. These are changing times and we have to constantly look for ways to not only keep students engaged, but also build their skills to prepare for potential future careers. We know that the future will require critical thinking and problem-solving skills, but it also requires a stronger background and understanding of science and technology. My students love hands-on learning.

My Project

We have an awesome Science Lab. Science Labs, and hands on learning requires a lot of stuff. Much of these supplies are consumables. Our Science lab also has two Gecko tanks in it and they need heat. They at cold blooded animals and need heat to stay warm. We only have one solar system model left and need more so every table group can look and them up close and learn about our solar system.

The pipe cleaners have all kinds of science makerspace applications.

Creating models of different things. we need the trees to make mock ups of neighborhoods and parks/ ecosystems to student the affects of weathering, erosion, storms and other project based learning options. Project based learning is extremely fun. Do you want to come learn science with us?

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

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 470 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights Geosafari Motorized Solar System Science Kit • Amazon Business $28.97 2 $57.94
Caydo 324 Pieces Pipe Cleaners 27 Colors Chenille Stems for DIY Art Creative Crafts Decorations (6 mm x 12 Inch) • Amazon Business $8.99 6 $53.94
Aomryom 75W Basking Spot Infrared Night Heat Lamp Moonlight Heat Bulb for Reptile & Amphibian - 2 Pack • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Lingxuinfo 57Pcs Mixed Model Trees Model Train Scenery Model Scenery with No Stands Fake Trees for Projects, DIY Scenery Landscape Building Model (Green) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$146.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$179.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.60

Total project goal

$210.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$210.65

10 Donors

-$122.00

Donations toward project cost

-$107.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.55

Matching donations from our partners

-$84.24

Match offers toward project cost

-$71.60

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.64

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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