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Mr. C. from Ponchatoula LA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mousetrap Vehicle Technology

The cost of a variety of supplies, including 30 classroom sets of mousetrap books, 30 CD Wheel inserts, 60 mousetrap kits, a torsion wheel and a Mousetrap Vehicles Teacher's Guide and Curriculum fro Lego Education is $1147, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,130 goal

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As an Industrial Technology teacher at Ponchatoula High School in Louisiana, I teach a variety of technology education course, such as Woodworking, Welding, and a Tech Ed elective class. Currently, I am in the process of making curriculum changes and adding a modular technology education laboratory to give my students a wider variety of opportunities in the workplace, while focusing on more math and science skills, including problem-solving activities. The mouse-trap car technology addresses the National Standards for Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology. Since I am an Industrial Technology Education Association member, I know haw relevant the ITEA National Standards are to my lab environment. The mouse-trap vehicle project follows the "STEM" curriculum of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The study of friction is an essential component of the design process. Inertia, force, and acceleration are studied involving Newton's First Law: The Law of Motion using mass and weight. Newton's Second Law of Motion is used with this project also by relating force, mass, and acceleration. Because the comprehensive curriculum requires learning and application across the curriculum, the mouse-trap project is an excellent means for incorporating math and science skills in technology education. My new lab can accommodate 16 students, and most of my classes have over 20 students. So, I am requesting the Mousetrap Vehicle Curriculum with kits so that I can add a new module to my curriculum, and I could also do whole-class discovery day activities with the materials. The items I want to order are very user-friendly, hands-on, simple to integrate into the curriculum, and affordable.

Mr. C.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Torsion Wheel • Lego Education/Pitsco $25.95 1 $25.95
Mousetrap Vehicles Teacher's Guide and Curriculum • Lego Education/Pitsco $24.95 1 $24.95
Mag. Mousetrap Kits • Lego Education/Pitsco $12.95 10 $129.50
Mousetrap Kits • Lego Education/Pitsco $7.95 50 $397.50
Mousetrap Books-Classroom Sets • Lego Education/Pitsco $4.95 30 $148.50
CD Wheel Inserts • Lego Education/Pitsco $2.65 30 $79.50

Materials cost

$805.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$926.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$203.40

Total project goal

$1,130.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,130.00

2 Donors

-$1,130.00

Donations toward project cost

-$927.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$203.00

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$0.00

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