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Mr. Leofanti from Palm Beach Gardens FL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inquiring Minds of Science

My students need an I-Pad to help facilitate their understanding of how the world around us, is a constant interaction between math and science.

  • $886 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The world is turning ever so quickly. Technology is the only way to keep up with an ever expanding world of digital information. What better way to feed students knowledge and foster their natural inquisitive nature, then through the technological advances offered.

I have 39 minds, spread between two classes, for math & science.

They love to ask why! It has become the "cool" thing to be an inquisitor. My students have learned to relate their background knowledge to the world around them. We are a public elementary school. We have computers, but technology has outgrown the basic p.c.

My Project

When Thomas Edison was asked, "Why did you not quit after 2,000 failed attempts of creating the light bulb?" He responded, "I did not fail 2,000 times. I learned 2,000 ways on how not to create a light bulb." It is this kind of thinking that I try and inspire amongst my students. By nature, students are inquisitive. They look at the world around them and WONDER why? That is the first, and most crucial, step of the scientific process. I encourage my students, not just to ask why, but to come up with a logical explanation. My students understand, the explanation does not have to be correct...it only has to be logical. By "logical" I mean as long as they can rationally apply their background knowledge to support their hypothesis. An i-pad will foster there inquisitive minds by allowing them to research their question through various apps and either prove/disprove their hypothesis.

Although, my students have become scientific thinkers in school...an ipad will help facilitate my students to become scientific thinker outside the boundries of public education.

It will allow them to see how learning can take place EVERYWHERE through EVERYTHING...by asking one simple question, "why?"

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Mr. Leofanti
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 39 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPad® with Retina display Wi-Fi - 4th generation - tablet - iOS 6 - 64 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy for Business $699.99 1 $699.99

Materials cost

$699.99

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

$752.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$132.79

Total project goal

$885.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$885.28

2 Donors

-$282.99

Donations toward project cost

-$240.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.44

Matching donations from our partners

-$602.29

Match offers toward project cost

-$511.95

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.34

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$0.00

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