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Mrs. Dorado from Pico Rivera CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Rockets, Race Cars, Boats, Roller Coasters, and Technical Writing

My students need fun engineering design challenges and technical writing experience.

  • $402 goal

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My Students

Our school is over 95% Latino. A majority of students participate in the free and reduced lunch program. Students are eager to participate in clubs, sports, and activities and get the most out of their high school experience and continuing on to college.

My school prides itself on providing students with a challenging curriculum that includes STEM pathways like Project Lead the Way.

I currently teach Introduction to Engineering Design to primarily 9th graders and Integrated Math 2 to primarily 10th graders.

My Project

My students are exploring the various engineering fields and need fun activities to spark their interest in the different disciplines. These STEM Challenge kits would allow students to explore mechanical and chemical engineering through roller coasters, balloon race cars, boats and buoyancy, chemical rockets, and the importance of technical writing. They would be learning science concepts and using the engineering design process to develop solutions, testing prototypes, and evaluate their solutions. The students love competing and having winning solutions and bragging rights. Besides the obvious fun factor these STEM kits allow for more technical entries into their engineering notebooks to practice documentation.

Mrs. Dorado
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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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 50 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina STEM Challenge: Roller Coasters Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $64.12 1 $64.12
Carolina STEM Challenge: Boats and Buoyancy Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $50.17 1 $50.17
Carolina STEM Challenge: Balloon Race Cars Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $48.37 1 $48.37
Carolina STEM Challenge: Chemical Reaction Rockets Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $47.92 1 $47.92
Carolina STEM Challenge: Build It Write Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $47.47 1 $47.47

Materials cost

$258.05

Vendor shipping charges

$25.80

Sales tax

$23.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$341.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.23

Total project goal

$401.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$401.56

1 Donor

-$401.56

Donations toward project cost

-$341.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.23

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$0.00

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