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  • $1,489 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Sell
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Learning About Alternative Energy with Hands On Experiments!

My students need books about alternative energy, a solar car, an electricity lab, colored paper, pencils, a science game, solar oven, chart paper and markers.

My Students

Learning about alternative energy now will help us use alternative energy later. My students will be part of the solution to find sources for alternate energy. I want to provide my students with experiences that will last a life time!

My students are active fourth graders who want nothing more than to prove to others that they can achieve anything they put their minds to.

They go to school at a public Title I school in Florida. They are up for any challenge, they actually enjoy being challenged. It makes them work harder and strive to come out on top. With limited resources at home, the more resources we have at school within the classroom, the better. They want to be looked upon as high achieving students no matter what reading level they may be on, as long as they are succeeding at that level.

My Project

I am requesting several books about alternate energy for my students to read. These books will help support their learning after they have completed several hands on lab experiments. Students will be able to build and use wind turbines and solar cars to learn about the benefits of alternative energy. Students can bake cookies in the sun with a solar oven to learn about solar energy. Practicing what they have learned with a science game will provide students an engaging activity to review science concepts. After completing the electricity labs, solar labs and renewable energy labs, students will be able to research more information about energy, alternate energy and ways to conserve energy. Students will be able to record their experiments, create presentations, and research information using the composition books, vocabulary workbooks, pencils, markers and chart paper. The experiments will encourage all of my students to learn more after our labs in the classroom.

My students need books about alternative energy, a solar car, an electricity lab, colored paper, pencils, science game, solar oven, chart paper and markers.

Providing hands on learning experiences will provide my students a way to learn about energy. Students will learn about clean renewable energy that we will be able to use to power cars, houses and schools in the future. If my students learn about energy conservation now, they may conserve the use of energy later!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Large Conservation Assortment • AKJ Books $85.57 1 $85.57
Solar-Powered Dragonfly Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $50.59 1 $50.59
Solar Oven • Carolina Biological Supply Company $53.20 1 $53.20
Solar Car Assembly Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $51.77 1 $51.77
GG336 - Power Surge: Physical Science Game • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
EE466 - Electricity Book Library - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $38.50 1 $38.50
JJ159 - Lakeshore Electricity Lab • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
Large Conservation Assortment • AKJ Books $91.66 1 $91.66
Alternate Energy and Conservation/Lorax • AKJ Books $35.59 1 $35.59
The Kids'' Solar Energy Book even grown-ups can understand Ti • AKJ Books $11.06 1 $11.06
Roaring Spring Composition Book 7-1/2x9-3/4" Wide Ruling, White, 100 Sheets/Pad, Recycled • Quill $1.52 50 $76.00
Roaring Spring Composition Book 7-1/2x9-3/4" Wide Ruling, White, 100 Sheets/Pad • Quill $1.52 50 $76.00
Ticonderoga Pencils #2-1/2, Yellow Finish • Quill $2.06 30 $61.80
Post-it Notes Recycled Super Sticky Pad, 4x4", Tropical Colors, Lined, 6 Pack • Quill $14.84 2 $29.68
Post-it Notes Original Pad, 3x3", Ultra Colors, 5 Pack • Quill $6.74 3 $20.22
Quill Brand Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Pink • Quill $8.54 1 $8.54
Quill Brand Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Goldenrod • Quill $8.54 1 $8.54
Quill Brand Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Green • Quill $8.54 1 $8.54
Quill Brand Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Canary • Quill $8.54 1 $8.54
Quill Brand Brights 20-lb. Color Paper Green • Quill $12.14 1 $12.14
Quill Brand Colored Paper 8-1/2x11", Letter Size, Blue • Quill $8.54 1 $8.54
Quill Brand Colored Paper 8-1/2x14", Legal Size, Green • Quill $9.44 1 $9.44
Quill Brand 28lb. Regular Clasp Catalog Envelopes 10x13", 100/Box • Quill $21.59 1 $21.59
GG125 - Vocabulary Journal - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $32.95 2 $65.90
GG121 - Vocabulary Journal - Each • Lakeshore Learning $3.49 5 $17.45
Post-it Self-Stick Easel Pad Flip Chart White, Value Pack • Quill $101.69 1 $101.69
Post-it Self-Stick Easel Pad Flip Chart Super Sticky, Yellow, Ruled • Quill $53.99 2 $107.98
Mr. Sketch Scented Markers • Quill $13.49 2 $26.98
Expo Original Dry Erase Markers Chisel Point, Assorted Colors, 1 Dozen • Quill $17.09 2 $34.18

Materials cost

$1,196.59

Vendor shipping charges

$15.56

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$1,265.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$223.25

Total project goal

$1,488.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,488.35

1 Donor

-$97.00

Donations toward project cost

-$82.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.55

match offer

-$1,391.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$1,182.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$208.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 16 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Progress Energy and one other donor.

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