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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

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. 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

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

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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. Zappia is requesting.

See our finances

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


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


5 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Indianapolis","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[327252],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IN","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3471083,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":300,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Zappia","authorIds":{"327252":{"owner":"Ms. Zappia","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3471083],"proposalHash":"484448715","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":43165,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTczMzg1Nw==","NTYyNzY3Ng==","NTEyMjAxOA==","NTc0Mzg1MA==","MzI3MjUy","NTc0NTQ2Mw=="],"teacherId":327252,"schoolCounty":"Marion","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IN","name":"Indiana"}}