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Mr. de Santiago from Pomona CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Renewable Energy

Help me give my students an understanding of how renewable energy really works with LEGO solar panels.

  • $806 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 95% minorities and most come from low-income but good families. My school has the highest rate of students in the foster care system in my district.

My students have suffered greatly during this outbreak.

A lot of parents have lost their jobs due to the outbreak making an already challenging life a lot harder. There are those kids who are also living with an extended family or are living in apartments. This makes paying attention in class very difficult because of all the noise.

My Project

One 4th grade science has to do with renewable energy. LEGO has a solar panel that will help my students understand just how renewable energy works.

With these solar panels, my students will be able to create a solar car.

After they learn more about symmetry, gears, weight, and friction, my students will be able to create a solar racecar similar to those that college students create in real life.

Using the same solar panels from LEGO, my students will also come to understand that not all light is the same.

Mr. de Santiago
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 32 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Education Solar Panel no. 9667 • Ultimate-ssd $42.74 12 $512.88

Materials cost

$512.88

Vendor shipping charges

$86.88

State sales tax

$46.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$684.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$120.77

Total project goal

$805.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$805.15

2 Donors

-$605.85

Donations toward project cost

-$534.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.47

match offer

-$176.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$150.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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