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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.

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

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This project will reach 50 students.

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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

$519.37

Vendor shipping charges

$51.94

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$609.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.49

Total project goal

$716.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$716.59

1 Donor

-$358.29

Donations toward project cost

-$304.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.74

match offer

-$358.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$304.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.74

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$0.00

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