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Ms. Kelly from Lafayette CO is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Research in the Galaxy

My students need fun and educational incentives to foster a love of research.

  • $173 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students in the middle school classes I teach know that it's dangerous to go alone. That's why I arm their branships with the power of critical thinking and inquiry!

Student's love their time spent exploring the galaxy, and you can help create an even more immersive environment for students during their research gameplay in Veritas.

Now in their fourth iteration, the search skills lessons I teach are fun, challenging, and engaging - turning research and information literacy instruction into something students are excited to work on!

My Project

I teach research and information literacy skills in the middle grades, and I found that students were not engaging with the process as much as they needed to in order to develop a deep understanding of inquiry. I couldn't expect 6th graders to love research as I do, but they had to be invested enough in the process to learn how to find and evaluate information successfully. So I turned it into a game!

This grant will encourage positive classroom behavior, foster engagement with challenging content, and demonstrate the joy of learning.

Research takes place within the Veritas Galaxy, an imaginary world where students are able to explore intellectual curiosity, develop critical thinking skills, and defeat the Luddites in their attempt to steal the galaxy's knowledge.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
XYZprinting RFPLCXUS0FC da Vinci Jr. Series PLA Spool Filament, Gold • Amazon Business $37.90 1 $37.90
Astronaut Ice Cream Neapolitan, Mint, Cookies & Cream, Sandwich and Chocolate Chip Freeze Dried Food PACK OF 5 • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Star Night Light Projector, Star Light Rotating Projector, Constellation Rotating Star Projector Lamp with 4 Colors and 360°Moon Star Projection With USB Cable - The best gift for friends and family • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
4 Pack Plastic Outer Space Table Cover 54"x108" by Oojami • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Inflatable 23" Astronaut and 17" Space Shuttle - 2 Pc Set - Space Party Toys and Decorations • Amazon Business $8.40 1 $8.40
Great Explorations 3-D Planets In a Tube • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
100 ~ Realistic Photo Space Stickers ~ New • Amazon Business $5.93 1 $5.93

Materials cost

$108.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$6.93

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$146.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.90

Total project goal

$172.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$172.66

4 Donors

-$166.71

Donations toward project cost

-$146.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.95

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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