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Mrs. Smith from Yonkers NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Out of This World!

Help me give my students the opportunity to witness the change of the Sun's angle close up, as well as witness the composition of stars by doing spectral analysis activities.

  • $248 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach Regents-level earth science to 9th-11th grade students in a poverty level school in a large city. Our district is dealing with a large budget deficit, so there isn't money to purchase any more supplies.

Our Earth Science program is growing in popularity, but I don't have enough supplies to meet the demand.

I would like to be able to allow my students to have a hands-on experience with labs to help with their understanding of various concepts.

I also teach ESL students, so having concrete objects that they can touch will help increase their understanding of both the science concepts and their English vocabulary.

My Project

Students learn best when they can manipulate the objects to reinforce concepts taught in class. Since our school does not have its own planetarium and trips are expensive, I am trying to do the next best thing.

By having hands-on lab activities, my students will be able to internalize the difficult concepts that the NYS Regents tests them on.

Solar motion is a difficult concept for my students to understand; trying to explain that stars are made from gases and die well before their energy travels to the Earth is mind-boggling for many students.

Allowing the students to repeatedly perform these hands-on experiments will deepen their understanding of these complex phenomena.

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Mrs. Smith
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 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT ANGLES OF INSOLATION TABLE TD CT • Ward's Science $107.99 1 $107.99
FLAME TEST SPECTRAL ANALYSIS LAB ACT • Ward's Science $69.99 1 $69.99

Materials cost

$177.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$210.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.17

Total project goal

$247.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$247.82

2 Donors

-$119.70

Donations toward project cost

-$115.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

match offer

-$111.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$94.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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