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Mrs. Wheatley from Donaldson AR is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

PhD and Me!

Help me give my students materials to explore and build renewable energy solutions.

  • $444 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach math, science, and social studies to fourth-grade students in a rural, Title I school. I am excited about my new group of students, who are innovative thinkers.

I am passionate about preparing students to be successful in their journey to becoming the leaders and problem solvers of tomorrow.

We are a small, rural school, with less than 300 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Our teachers work hard to use engaging teaching methods and materials, but the lack of available funding is an issue due to our size. Our goal is to add motivation and excitement to learning each and every day. Resources are not easy to come by but necessary to foster the creativity and problem-solving skills necessary for success.

My Project

My students are exploring energy and renewable energy options and need supplies for STEM challenges to further explore this important concept. STEM challenges are beneficial to students, because they ask students to solve situations that are very real in today's world. My students enjoy the learning labs, which make a positive impact on the Engineering and Design Process component of the Next Generation Science Standards.

Makerspace and STEM Challenges give students opportunities to take real-world problems and be put in the engineer's seat to design solutions; adding materials to our existing Makerspace and STEM center is critical to keeping this space both exciting and functional to relate to our learning.

In addition to building a renewable energy source, students will have to purchase their supplies and keep their project within budget. We have some of the supplies needed in our Maker Space already, but we need Snap Circuits, copper wire, various materials to test conductivity and build a small generator. We will also use wind up flashlights and pull back cars to explore their "energy source". Please consider giving my students this reality check of real-world financial planning and donate to this project.

Mrs. Wheatley
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snap Circuits Green Alternative Energy Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 125 STEM Projects | Full Color Project Manual | 40+ Snap Circuits Parts | STEM Educational Toys for Kids 8+ • Amazon Business $54.99 4 $219.96
BNTECHGO 28 AWG Magnet Wire - Enameled Copper Wire - Enameled Magnet Winding Wire - 4 oz - 0.0122" Diameter 1 Spool Coil Red Temperature Rating 155℃ Widely Used for Transformers Inductors • Amazon Business $6.84 4 $27.36
Phaxcoo Pull Back Cars, 32 Pack Pull Back Racing Vehicles Mini Car Toys for Kids • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Avler™ 1" (25.4mm) Chrome Steel Bearing Balls for Paracord Monkey Fist Center (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
HILLMAN FASTENERS 461473 4" 20D Galvanized Common Nail • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
POWERTEC QLN1304 Hex Serrated Flange Lock Nut, Metallic • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
(Chromo Inc) 4 Pack Hand Crank Flashlight - New • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
100 Pieces Clear LED Light Emitting Diodes Bulb LED Lamp, 5 mm (Multicolor) • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55
24Pcs 51mm Metal Alligator Clip Spring Clamps test line Crocodile Clip Silver Tone Alligator Clips Nickel Plated Crocodile Clamps, used in laboratory electric testing work and Cable Lead Clip • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

Materials cost

$316.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.10

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$377.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.58

Total project goal

$443.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$443.84

2 Donors

-$222.00

Donations toward project cost

-$188.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.30

match offer

-$221.84

Match offer toward project cost

-$188.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.28

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$0.00

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