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Mr. Geise from Elkhart IN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Geometric Reflection Maze

Help me give my students laser pointers and flexible mirrors, so I teach them about light energy and reflection, while practicing drawing and measuring angles.

  • $677 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 6th grade Science students come to my classroom with a wide range of scientific backgrounds. However, the majority of my students lack basic scientific concepts due to the push for more time spent on Language Arts and Mathematics in the classroom. Therefore, they have either not received much, or if any, science instruction throughout their elementary school years. Therefore, it is my goal to provide my students with active and hands on STEM activities, while they learn 6th grade science content. They absolutely love hands-on, active, engaging projects and challenges which allow them to think outside the box to find solutions!

My Project

Students will utilize the laser pointers and flexible mirrors to create an 8 step geometric reflection maze. Specifically, students will learn about light energy and reflection using the laser pointer and 8 mirrors to hit a target located at the end of their maze. While achieving their goal, they will have to apply geometric concepts throughout the challenge. Students will use protractors to draw, measure, and define angles, in order to correctly position their reflection mirrors in their maze. The angle of the mirrors will have to be correct in order to hit a target located at the end or their maze with their laser. Overall, this will be a challenging, but engaging activity!

Mr. Geise
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LASER POINTER CLASS IIIA • Ward's Science $16.86 18 $303.48
Mirror Support, Pack of 6 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.85 20 $117.00
Double-Sided Flexible Acrylic Mirror, 2 x 3 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $11.92 8 $95.36

Materials cost

$515.84

Vendor shipping charges

$21.24

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$574.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.44

Total project goal

$676.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$676.26

2 Donors

-$588.61

Donations toward project cost

-$574.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.79

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$87.65

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$0.00

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