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Mr. Fields from Oakland CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Mr. Fields Get a Working Computer

Help me give my students the simulations they deserve and tech support on high tech environmental science climate models

  • $1,468 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are young scientists participating in a class that allows them to study their surroundings. As a new teacher, my chemistry+ EnviSci classes are ones that I am working to pack with as much project based learning as possible. I believe that students who are able to engage these concepts hands on will become more well rounded in their understandings of the whole discipline. My students are all a part of the school's Environmental Science Academy, which is a program that focuses on science in their surroundings. Part of the draw of this program is the number of opportunities it offers to engineer and design solutions for the future. They are enthusiastic builders, learners, and scientists.

The variety of experiences that my students bring into the classroom helps to cultivate scientific debate and discussion that is fed by a variety of perspectives.

This diverse group of scientists hails from one of the most culturally rich cities in the country, Oakland, CA.

These kids are all such great learners. They deserve to have just as many resources and classroom materials as their peers in more affluent peers.

My Project

The only working computer in my room is currently from 2006. Students are constantly grappling with it just to get it to turn on.

I would like to be able to illustrate just how serious climate change is to my students, and give them the opportunity to interpret the hard data of climate change.

This new computer is just powerful enough to run many of the storm simulators we want to see, and has the portability to take out into the field if necessary. Students will be able to use it for simulations, data collection, and to create simple animations to illustrate their findings. Climate change is real, and we need powerful tools to understand it in order to fight it.

Mr. Fields
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Razer Blade Stealth 13 Ultrabook Laptop: Intel Core i7-8565U 4-Core, GeForce MX150, 13.3" FHD 1080p, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD - CNC Aluminum - Chroma RGB Lighting - Thunderbolt 3 Compatible • Amazon Business $1,099.99 1 $1,099.99

Materials cost

$1,099.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$100.65

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,247.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$220.08

Total project goal

$1,467.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,467.22

1 Donor

-$1,427.14

Donations toward project cost

-$1,247.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$180.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$40.08

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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