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Ms. T. from San Jose CA is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Phunky Physics - Help Us Become Summer Scientists

The cost of the "Phunky Physics" one-week summer science camp for four students is $472, including <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>.

  • $472 goal

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On a recent Saturday, as a special treat I took four of my second graders hiking in a park in San Jose, California near our school, Cureton Elementary. Together we explored some of the park's 13 miles of trails, plants, and wildlife. As a first-year teacher in a low-income school district, I am so pleased to take my students on field trips where they get to immerse themselves in nature and science. I am hoping to provide all of my students with the opportunity to attend a week-long science camp this summer to become “Summer Scientists". Over the summer, the Alum Rock Park offers week-long camps for students. Each camp provides a unique focus for different interests and skill building. Therefore, I am requesting funding for tuition for five groups of four students each. Each group is specific to the individual students, their strengths and their areas of interest. This proposal highlights the "Phunky Physics" group. I have four students who would love to participate in "Phunky Physics" in August. These students will learn how things work the "phunky physics way". They will experiment with the invisible forces of magnetism, static electricity and gravity. The students will use physics to make music, blow bubbles, fly kites, and build gadgets. Every day the students will take "Phunky Physics" hikes to discover a new challenge in the park. I have contacted the camp directors to make sure the proposal is viable. They know my school district and understand most of my students' families cannot afford summer camp for their children. They have reduced the per student cost for my students. Despite the fact that many of my students qualify for free and reduced lunch, the families of participating students will be contributing toward the fee, as well. I am requesting the remaining funds to make this opportunity possible for each student. I know the students will benefit greatly from this hands-on science experience. The camp experience will spark their minds, introduce them to new ideas, and inspire in my students a greater appreciation for learning. More information on the camp is available at www.ysi-ca.org.

Ms. T.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Destination Partipants Total
Alum Rock Park
(Tuition for four students to attend summer camp at Alum Rock Park.)
4 $360.00

Trip cost

$360.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$386.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.83

Total project goal

$471.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$471.26

4 Donors

-$443.39

Donations toward project cost

-$386.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.69

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$28.20

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$0.00

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