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Ms. Cook from San Francisco CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Middle School Students Explore Renewable Resources

My students need hands-on KNEX materials to make science instruction come alive.

  • $404 goal

This project expired on April 29, 2017.

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My Students

I teach at an independent, public charter school in the Mission District of San Francisco. Our students come from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds from all over the Bay Area. Many live in the neighborhood and walk to school with me, but some travel long distances to get here. Ours is a Title I school with a population of mostly English Language Learners.

My students are the best; I love them so much that I have looped with them for the past three years!

As their 4th, 5th, and now 6th grade teacher, I am amazed by what curious, inquisitive, thoughtful students they are. Now in their first year as middle-schooler students, they are growing and changing so fast and encountering new challenges every day. Despite everything they deal with on a daily basis, they come to school each day, eager, optimistic, and hopeful about their futures.

My Project

My students are incredibly interested in the environment and the world around them. They have concerns about the future of our planet and want to explore solutions to the world's problems. One topic we have been exploring is how human activities, particularly the consumption of fossil fuels, are connected to global warming and climate change.

With these KNEX materials, we can continue our in-depth investigation into climate change by exploring instructional models of new technologies that are powered by renewable resources such as solar, wind and water energies.

These KNEX models are a great way to maximize engagement because they allow my students to use their hands as well as their minds. As they work in small groups, they will be challenged to problem solve, investigate, collaborate, analyze, discuss, and evaluate scientific and design principles in action. My hope is to inspire my students to look for solutions to today's environmental problems and take part in creating the change they want to see.

Ms. Cook
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 64 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KNEX Education Investigating Solar Energy Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $64.80 2 $129.60
KNEX Education Exploring Wind and Water Energy Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $64.80 2 $129.60

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