You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Mr. Felder from Stella MO is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rocket Man Mini-Me's

My students need model rocket kits with solid propellant engines for our STEAM unit on rocketry.

  • $717 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for the fifth grade!..." I, the man, teach science and math in southwest Missouri to rural students. They are a very involved group of kids who love the outdoors and hands-on projects.

The entire 5th grade has learned about their solar system and our galaxy.

We will be covering basic concepts of physics next and what better way to tie both of these topics together than trying to send something toward that vast body of space! This cross-curricular unit will span the principles of flight involving kites, paper airplanes, and rocketry. We will be using measurement to determine altitude and distances traveled.

My Project

At the first of the project, the students will be using their artistic abilities to craft painted kites and paper planes. We have the paper supplies for the plane and kite portion, but lack the solid fuel and fuselages for the rocket portion of this activity. With the items that have been selected, the students will be able to create scale model rockets that will actually fire and be retrieved to be fired multiple times.

This cross curricular unit will expose my students to the areas of STEAM that will promote problem solving skills and creative thinking by adding an art component to this activity.

They will be encouraged to explore what is unknown, create multiple solutions to problems, and evaluate end-products free from the confines of regular assignments. This out of the ordinary learning will better prepare them for the future.

Read More
Mr. Felder
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Felder is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Generic E2X Rockets Bulk Pack • Nasco $83.73 5 $418.65
Model Rocket Engine Bulk Pack A83 • Nasco $50.36 2 $100.72

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


1 Donor


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Stella","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3121444],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MO","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1783418,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":50,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Felder","authorIds":{"3121444":{"owner":"Mr. Felder","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1783418],"proposalHash":"-862022107","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20647028,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzI1OTcxMw==","NTQ3OTQ1"],"teacherId":3121444,"schoolCounty":"Newton","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MO","name":"Missouri"}}