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Ms. Zappia from Indianapolis IN is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lighting Up a Love for Science!

My students need flashlights and prisms to explore how light works! The flashlights have to be non-LED and strong enough to show how white light breaks apart into all the different colors.

  • $288 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are avid learners! They love hands on projects and trying out new learning strategies in class. I have a very mixed classroom, from gifted learners to students reading below a third grade level.

I want to light up my students with interest this year, but to do that, I need some help!

We need prisms and flashlights to make sure we can show them how white light splits and how colors are made.

This project will provide materials for all three sixth grade classrooms and allow us to do multiple explorations in light for our kids who really need this hands on experience to really learn the material.

My Project

Our students need to be able to explain how white light is made up of all colors. We need these materials to do a lab to help them explore this. This project will help support all the sixth graders at my school. We wanted to have enough prisms and flashlights so that each kid would get to have a hands-on experience watching the light split into all the different colors. They will also use the flashlights with prisms of different shapes to show how the light refracts when it passes through different materials. We will also use the flashlights to teach absorption with tissue paper.

Ms. Zappia
Grades 6-8
  • Franklin Township Middle School-West
  • Indianapolis, IN
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Classroom Set of Prisms - 6 Sets of (3) Equilateral Acrylic Prisms with 1in. Sides - 1in, 2in, 4in Lengths • Amazon Business $36.74 3 $110.22
Chunkai 80mm/3inch Clear Crystal Ball with Stand for Photography Decoration • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Mini Flashlight Keychain - 24 Pack Assorted Colors, Green, Light Blue and Pink, Batteries Included - for Kids, Party Favor, Goody Bag Filler, Gift, Prize, Pocket Size, Chain for Key. • Amazon Business $15.29 2 $30.58
Amlong Crystal Crystal Pyramid 2.75" H with Gift Box • Amazon Business $8.50 3 $25.50

Materials cost

$211.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.17

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$244.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.14

Total project goal

$287.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$287.58

5 Donors

-$216.72

Donations toward project cost

-$184.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.50

match offer

-$70.86

Match offer toward project cost

-$60.23

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.63

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$0.00

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