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Ms. Kelly from Yonkers NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Measuring Extends Our Observations!

My students need wind-up meter tapes to measure distances for several outside activities including modeling measuring parallax of stars

  • $263 goal

This project expired on December 29, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students want engaging, hands on learning opportunities and I want to give them as many as possible.

My students attend a high school in a high needs, urban district, with 76% of students meeting the free and reduced lunch requirements.

Our challenge is to bring them to nature or if necessary, bring nature to them.

Earth Science an elective science class. We are outside as much as possible measuring shadow lengths, distances in a solar system model, directions, angles.

My Project

Developing models is one of the goals of the Next Gen Science Standards. Students need to be outside, observing, modeling, measuring the world and its phenomena. This will allow students to study systems that can be scaled down to see patterns and cause and effect relationships. Outside activities give students the opportunity to analyze and interpret data and explore their findings.

They need good tools and these wind-up meter tapes will allow them to model the distances and position of our world and beyond.

Modeling the world can shift the overwhelming to simple and increase students' relationship to the world

Ms. Kelly
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Meter Tape, Windup, 10 Meters • Carolina Biological Supply Company $17.32 10 $173.20

Materials cost

$173.20

Vendor shipping charges

$17.32

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$223.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.37

Total project goal

$262.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$262.49

2 Donors

-$131.23

Donations toward project cost

-$111.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.68

match offer

-$131.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$111.57

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.69

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$0.00

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