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Ms. C. from Albany GA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Your Light Shine With STEM Innovations

Help me give my students what they need to research and find innovative solutions to help our community during severe weather.

  • $565 goal

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My Students

Each day I am greeted with a handshake and a smile by my students. My students are the believers regardless of the circumstances they are faced with outside of the classroom, they show up. On a daily basis, they give 100 percent. The school that I am employed in a Title 1 school.

One hundred percent of our student eat free lunch and breakfast.

Over 10 percent of the students are Hispanic and 85 percent are African American. The majority of my students are struggling readers and have limited math skills. My students need kinetic activity to help them focus.

My Project

Students will apply fundamental principles of the engineering design process to help our community survive and thrive through severe weather. The students will design, test solar technology. Students will gain knowledge about renewable energy and sustainability. The students will research ways to maximize the use of solar power to aid in this cause. Students will learn about voltage, amperage and current. They will also learn skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and soldering. The goal of this project is to make available and affordable solar power to our community and helping our student learn about renewable energy sources. The project will be give students the opportunity to give back to their community.

Ms. C.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Midwest Products 6402 Micro-Cut Quality Balsa Sheet Bundle, 0.0625 by 4-Inch • Amazon Business $40.97 4 $163.88
Wooden Dowel Rods 3/8” x 36” - 10 Dowel Sticks - Unfinished Hardwood Sticks - For Crafts and DIY’ers - By Woodpecker Crafts • Amazon Business $14.50 4 $58.00
Pitsco Heavy Density Balsa Wood Strips (Pack of 100) • Amazon Business $44.03 1 $44.03
ALLPOWERS 18V 12V 10W Portable Solar Panel Battery Charger Maintainer Bundle with Cigarette Lighter Plug, Alligator Clip for Automobile Motorcycle Tractor Boat RV Batteries • Amazon Business $31.79 1 $31.79
Wooden Dowel Rods 1”x 36” | Bag of 5 Unfinished Hardwood Dowel Sticks | Straight With A Very Smooth Finish | Crafting and DIY Projects - By Woodpecker Crafts • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
eBoot 24 Pack Plastic Protractors Clear Math Protractor 180 Degrees, 6 Inches • Amazon Business $10.25 2 $20.50
ECO-WORTHY 12 Volts 5 Watts Portable Power Solar Panel Battery Charger Backup for Car Boat Batteries • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Akfix 705 Fast Adhesive CA Glue (1.76 oz.) with Activator (6.76 fl oz.) [Clear Super Glue Adhesive and Accelerator Spray] • Amazon Business $19.25 1 $19.25
Hook up Wire Kit (Stranded Wire Kit) 22 Guage (6 different colored 25 Foot spools included) - EX ELECTRONIX EXPRESS • Amazon Business $17.65 1 $17.65
Pavlit Solar Panel Lighting Kit Dusk to Dawn, Solar Powered Led Bulb lights Kits with Solar Panel, 300LM Portable Solar Powered LED Lighting with Light Sensation for Household Outdoor Camping Hiking • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
CODi Universal Anchor with Glue Kit - lock anchor • Best Buy Education $5.99 1 $5.99

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