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Mrs. Christiansen from Salt Lake City UT is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rocket and Make Crystal

My students need meat tray form, rubber band, food coloring, electric pot, alum, to build a rocket and grow crystal.

  • $252 goal

This project expired on May 30, 2018.

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My Students

Our school students are in low income and high population of refugees from all over the world. They are eager to learn and grateful for the opportunity to be in school, but often times their experience with the natural world and academic life are often limited because of the adverse situations their families face. Our school resources are limited also too, especially this year as federal Title I funding has dropped. I want to see my students engaged and excited about doing science and sense out of 7th grade core Science standards.

Unless science makes sense to students, they won't be able to connect to their lives and find relevance to themselves - funding for labs, hands-on activities, and quality resources can hep bridge that gap!

My Project

1st project

Students will build an inexpensive, safe, flying model of a rocket to learn the concept of Newton's 3rd law of Motion.

Rockets are governed by Newton's 3rd Laws of Motion which states that "every action has an equal and opposite reaction"

Material students will need are a meat tray, rubber band, to build their rocket.

As students build and launch their own rocket, they will connect Newton's concept into their own project and make sense out of it. This project will bring students more engaged in learning and excitement in science.

2nd project

The purpose of this project is: dissolving a solid mineral ( aluminum sulfate or Alum) into water solution and creating an environment that crystals will grow.

Materials we need are electric pot, food coloring and aluminum. Students will learn that in certain environment, minerals grow.

Mrs. Christiansen
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hoosier Hill Farm Alum Granulated Pickle Powder, 1 Pound • Amazon Business $9.99 6 $59.94
Food Coloring Liqua-Gel - 12 Color Variety Kit in .75 fl. oz. (20ml) Bottles • Amazon Business $16.62 3 $49.86
Genpak 2WH Supermarket Tray, Foam, White, 8-1/4x5-3/4, 125 Per Bag (Case of 4) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
70019 Uniware 1.2 Liter Stainless Steel 304 Electric Cooker With Rotating Base • Amazon Business $21.76 1 $21.76
Alliance Rubber 42649 #64 Non-Latex Antimicrobial Rubber Bands, 1/4 lb box contains approx. 95 bands (3 1/2" x 1/4", Cyan Blue) • Amazon Business $4.96 2 $9.92

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