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Mrs. Stroebel from Niantic CT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Energy Engaging

My students need more hands-on projects that are really engaging and memorable, like the drinking bird and Cartesian diver experiments.

  • $292 goal

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My Students

We live by the Connecticut shoreline and there is a variety of small summer homes and larger more established neighborhoods. Parents are very involved and appreciate an engaging classroom.

Our town is very active in sports, music, and academics.

Our students love‚Äč anything that is a challenge and makes them more curious. They really are a joy to teach.

This age group wants to play games, create from their own ideas, and they love experiments. That's why more than ever, science should be fun and interesting.

My Project

My students this year are extremely excited to study science. They love to create and build things and are wonderful about asking curious questions.

Since we are studying energy this year, I have some great ideas on how to use these science toys so that everyone can have a chance to explore what is happening and track data from different factors that are impacting them.

For example, do different temperatures affect the rate of the bird's dipping, how about wind, cold air, warm air, etc.

I would be able to use these products for multiple years and a variety of experiments.

Mrs. Stroebel
Grades 6-8

This project will reach 64 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
4M KidzLabs Diving Octopus Science Kit • Amazon Business $6.99 12 $83.88
TheGag Drinking Bird Perpetual Motion (6 Pack) Original Vintage Retro Magic Sippy Dipping Bird Science School Wholesale Bulk Set of 6 • Amazon Business $29.95 2 $59.90
4M Solar Rover Kit • Amazon Business $14.59 3 $43.77
4M Potato Clock • Amazon Business $8.93 3 $26.79

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