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Mrs. Sproul from Milo ME is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning About Sustainability With Renewables

Help me give my students current reading materials about sustainability and climate change, as well as a model water turbine and solar equipment for hands on learning about renewable energy.

  • $543 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in a low income rural school in Northern Maine. I have started a Penquis Go Grean club which is becoming involved in all things sustainable. The group of kids is particularly hands-on oriented and has quickly picked up skills for assembling stuff for garden and solar projects.

Most students are excited to have options for extracurricular school activities, and several who can't stay after are working individually on projects during the day when they have time and are done their school work.

My Project

These materials will be widely available to all students at the school. Students in the Go Green club will have immediate access to the solar accessories as we continue learning about solar toy cars and assembling two solar panels for our school. These materials and the turbine will help the club members learn about the renewable energy available on school property.

The equipment will then be offered to all the science classes to expand the hands on learning opportunity to the larger school body.

The books will will be kept in the library, where they will be available to our entire 5-12 grade school.

Mrs. Sproul
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MODEL WATER TURBINE WITH DYNAMO • Frey Scientific $136.74 1 $136.74
Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel solar charger • CDW-G $63.19 1 $63.19
OWI Rookie Solar Racer V2 • Nasco $11.50 4 $46.00
Climate Change (5 Books) • AKJ Education $40.96 1 $40.96
Basher Science: Climate Change • AKJ Education $7.29 5 $36.45
Mini Panels Encapsulated Solar Cell - Voltage 3.0V • Nasco $17.95 1 $17.95
Mini Panels Encapsulated Solar Cell - Voltage 1.5V • Nasco $13.95 1 $13.95
Solar Experimenters Kit • Nasco $11.95 1 $11.95
Wind Solar and Geothermal Power - From Concept to Consumer • Nasco $7.95 1 $7.95
Climate Change • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07

Materials cost

$380.21

Vendor shipping charges

$26.19

State sales tax

$19.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$461.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.37

Total project goal

$542.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$542.48

7 Donors

-$378.99

Donations toward project cost

-$322.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.84

match offer

-$163.49

Match offer toward project cost

-$138.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.52

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$0.00

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