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Mr. Cope from Barlow KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Portable Plastic Recycling Grinder

Help me give my students a drill press. Our project will be very labor intensive. This drill press will be a tremendous time saver!

  • $556 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are high school 9th-12th graders and attend a small, rural school. I teach about 90 students a day. We really push the students to become college and/or career ready. In doing so, all students in our high school go through at least one career pathway. I teach an Industrial Maintenance pathway that really pushes all of the STEM categories. My students really love and focus on technology and engineering though. They love to solve problems and get their hands dirty performing real world work.

This project is trying to solve pollution issues in our community, especially plastic pollution.

Our community doesn't have a recycling center or even a plan really. We will be trying to minimize and reduce pollution by increasing recycling.

My Project

My students will be able to use this drill press for this project and many more to come. The drill press will be used to help fabricate a plastic grinding machine. Our hope is that these can be an incentive for more people recycle their plastic.

By donating to this project, you will help my students create an awareness for recycling, and give them hands-on experience.

The students will be able to work on their project and will not have to wait for tools to be borrowed. As part of the Samsung Solve For Tomorrow campaign, my students are excited about completing this project.

Mr. Cope
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shop Fox W1848 Oscillating Floor Drill Press • Amazon Business $435.60 1 $435.60

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