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  • $886 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. McGreal
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Growing Earth Scientists

My students need 2 laptops to help them explore and discover earth science.

My Students

The ability to use a computer to seek out information, share ideas, and explore the world is essential in today's society. My students are eager to do just that, but our school lacks the technology to allow them this opportunity.

My students are curious, eager, and hardworking 4th grade scientists.

They do not hesitate to ask LOTS of questions. They come from many different countries and speak several different languages, but their passion for science and learning is universal. The neighborhood they live in has its challenges and our school can't always afford the necessities. Despite these obstacles, students come into my science lab on the first day of school with high hopes. They know that science is fun and exciting, and they are ready to jump right in.

My Project

My classroom is a place of exploration and discovery. I encourage my students to take risks, asks questions, and find answers on their own. We are about to jump into our Earth Science unit. This is a particularly engaging and exciting unit for my students. Living in a big city, they do not often get a chance to see the beauty and power of nature first hand. During this unit, we will be investigating as many concepts as we can through hands-on exploration. However, there are many concepts that are very difficult to bring to life in the classroom, such as hurricanes, layers of the Earth, and volcanic eruptions. My students need 2 laptops to help them explore and discover earth science. These computers would allow the students to research, watch, and interact with science concepts in a meaningful way.

You can never truly measure and quantify the impact you have on a student's life.

However, when you walk into my classroom and see the work the kids are able to do because they have the resources made possible by your generosity, the potential for greatness radiates.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP - 15.6'Laptop - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Black Licorice • Best Buy for Business $349.99 2 $699.98

Materials cost

$699.98

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$752.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$132.79

Total project goal

$885.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$885.27

3 Donors

-$860.27

Donations toward project cost

-$731.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$129.04

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 90 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Disney and 3 other donors.

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