You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Smith from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Roll and Sail to Learn Motion

Help me give my students Ramptastic ramp kits and Sail Cars to explore and discover motion and simple machines.

  • $432 goal

This project expired on May 30, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school’s students have a wonderful curiosity that makes my job as the science teacher such a wonderful experience. With so many classes and only me to teach science, I need to find creative ways to bring engaging and instructional online science resources to all our teachers. Finding cultural bridges between science and the arts allows me to better differentiate my instruction and lessons for all my students.

Our Title I elementary school has a diverse population of students who all qualify for free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch.

My science classes are comprised of general education, English language learners and special education students from many different cultures, all with a variety of learning styles. They are exciting to watch in action and all love to try and discover. So many times I'm overwhelmed by their competence and determination to learn and achieve.

My Project

Simple Machines and Renewable Energy are important Physical Science concepts for all my elementary science students, in particular the 3rd and 4th grades. Basic physics concepts that contribute to an understanding of how things move is critical for all children to grasp. Understanding ramps and how position affects outcome is a fun investigation that all the children love to do.

I'm requesting Ramp kits and Sail Cars to give my science students challenging and fun hands-on manipulatives to explore and discover inclined planes, gravity, wind power, and friction.

(This is very important for my 4th grades' preparation for the two upcoming NYS 4th grade science tests.)

Using the Kaplan Ramptastic kits students can use ramps to see how friction affects motion. The cars move differently down the ramp when it's covered with the different textured surfaces. Student will measure in time how quickly or slowly the cars move, as well as how far out from the ramp they travel. They'll understand that height also affects outcome on an inclined plane.

With Frey Sail Cars we'll show how the cars (Simple Machines Wheel and Axels) can move with renewable wind power. We'll explore the push power of wind against the sails and also how the different textured surfaces from the ramp kits can slow or speed up the car's motion.

Thank you for your continued support of my science students - with these resources they'll Roll and Sail to Learn Motion!

Ms. Smith
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 450 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Smith is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ramptastic (4 1/2"H x 4 1/2"W x 12 1/2"L) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $44.96 5 $224.80
KIT SAIL CAR SINGLE • Frey Scientific $6.00 16 $96.00

Materials cost

$320.80

Vendor shipping charges

$11.52

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$367.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.79

Total project goal

$431.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$431.92

1 Donor

-$306.42

Donations toward project cost

-$306.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$71.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$60.71

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$54.07

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[13788],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":3921967,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":1,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/lets-roll-and-sail-to-learn-motion/3921967/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":450,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Smith","authorIds":{"13788":{"owner":"Ms. Smith","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3921967],"proposalHash":"-245590707","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp13788_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1448299779949","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":138918,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":94,"proposalURL":"project/a-vacuum-for-a-clean-and-safe-classroom/5174015/","matchingFund":{"matchImpactMultiple":2.0,"matchingKey":"F21ConEdSTEM","multipleForDisplay":"2X","donorSalutation":"Con Edison","ownerRegion":null,"name":"Con Edison","type":"AUTO_DONATION_MATCH","amount":0.00},"proposalTitle":"A Vacuum for a Clean and Safe Classroom!","proposalId":5174015},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTM3ODg=","NjI1NTU2OQ=="],"teacherId":13788,"schoolCounty":"Kings (Brooklyn)","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}