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Ms. c. from Los Osos CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

KEEP Students Use Solar Lanterns

Help me give my students learn about solar energy in a hands-on way by using these solar lanterns to illuminate their cabins.

  • $257 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from inland and are so excited to be at the ocean studying the creatures that live there. Sometimes it is the first time they have seen the ocean. They are eager for hands-on learning! They have clever minds and pick up quickly on new concepts. They are very energetic and ready to learn.

Their week at outdoor science school, learning about the Ocean and Earth's resources is something they will never forget.

For many, it will be a life changing experience, opening their eyes to the natural world around them and it's beauty.

My Project

These lanterns will both teach students about solar re-chargeable lights, and give them comfort by giving them light in their cabins. They will need to put these lights out in the sun in the daytime to re-charge the batteries. Then they will enjoy the benefit of having ceiling lights in their cabins.

They will learn that a tiny solar panel can make enough electricity to re-charge a battery which then powers a very energy efficient LED light.

This will help them get around and find their stuff after it gets dark before bedtime. Some students cannot afford to bring their own flashlight to outdoor school, and these will provide lighting for everyone, and make them feel more comfortable, especially those afraid of the dark.

Ms. c.
Grades 6-8
  • Kern Environmental Education Program
  • Los Osos, CA

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Folding Clover Solar LED 100 Lumen Camping Lantern | USB Rechargeable and Solar Chargeable | 3 Level Brightness Including SOS Flashing | Hurricane Storm Tent Lantern | Only 6" High • Amazon Business $17.99 5 $89.95
Odoland USB Rechargeable Solar Lantern, 3 Modes Collapsible LED Camping Lantern Emergency Light, Ultra Bright LED Tent Light - Portable Camping Gear for Hiking Emergencies Hurricane Outages • Amazon Business $15.99 5 $79.95

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