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Mr. Sanders from Layton UT is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Explore Physics and Rocketry

My students need plastic bottle rocket launching equipment, like an altitude finder and a launch pad, to study physics.

  • $175 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Challenges that my students face everyday is that school isn't always stimulating enough for them and "fun" enough for them.

My students are a mix of fifth and sixth graders.

They attend a public school in a low-middle class part of town. Many in this school are on free/reduced lunch, and have parents who work long hours to support their families. These students can use all the brain stimulating they can get.

My Project

With the plastic bottle rocket launchpad, base, and pump, we will be able to explore physics and rocketry. This project will not only allow the students to explore many aspects of science, but they will be able to build something and see something they have made with their own hands fly into the sky. This will inspire students to continue to explore their surroundings and how it all relates to science. Hopefully with the Chevron match grant, we can help the students recognize STEM education.

This project is important because my students will be able to see and learn that science is fun.

They will also how to learn to solve problems that come up during the building and testing of their rockets. This exploring stimulates their brain and leads to more in depth thinking in the future. It also is a fun way to "trick" them into learning.

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 29 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOTTLE ROCKET LAUNCHER EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $31.45 1 $31.45
BOTTLE ROCKET LAUNCH PAD • Frey Scientific, Inc. $31.50 1 $31.50
ROCKET ALTITUDE FINDER • Frey Scientific, Inc. $29.70 1 $29.70
FOOT PUMP • Frey Scientific, Inc. $7.35 1 $7.35

Materials cost

$100.00

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$148.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.21

Total project goal

$174.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$174.71

1 Donor

-$87.35

Donations toward project cost

-$74.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.10

match offer

-$87.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$74.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.10

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$0.00

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