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Mr. Paschke from Elmhurst IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gliding Towards a Career in Science

My students need 7 classroom kits of the Shoebox ROG balsa gliders, 5 mechanical winders and 5 sets of extra rubber bands.

  • $543 goal

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I teach advanced science students at a school outside of Chicago. These are students who have committed to a second year of physics through the Advanced Placement program.

We have just finished a semester of mechanics - that's the study of forces and motion. My students get a lot of practice with pencil and paper problem solving. We need to administer this practice to prepare for the AP test. However, my students have shown intense interest in project building. Students already completed a mousetrap car project, and now they asking for a glider project.

I really would like to give my students the chance to build these Shoebox ROG gliders from Frey Scientific. Each glider requires patience and skill in building the balsa body and gluing on the paper wings. Students will work in pairs and help each other, yet each student will have the opportunity to engage with the material and the challenge of building a quality glider.

Students who maintain interest in science through high school are most likely to go on into a career in science. At my school, I am not only trying to keep our curriculum rigorous and challenging, but I am also trying to give students many opportunities to involve themselves with the scientific process. With your help as a donor, I will be able to give students an opportunity to build, test, and improve something that they made themselves.

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MODEL AIRPLANE RUBBER BAND REPLACEMENT 35/PK • Frey Scientific, Inc. $6.95 5 $34.75
MODEL AIRPLANE SHOE BOX R O G CLASSPACK 3/PK • Frey Scientific, Inc. $44.95 7 $314.65
MODEL AIRPLANE RUBBER BAND WINDER • Frey Scientific, Inc. $6.95 5 $34.75

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