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Ms. Woods from South Boston MA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

SheSharks Are Headed to Mars

Help me give my students the opportunity to experience Mars and support female empowerment with solar panels, a greenhouse, grow light, and solar racers!

  • $475 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a K-8 Single Strand School located in Boston. 29% of our students are economically disadvantaged. 24.5% of our students are students with disabilities and 15% are English Language Learners.

The Perry SheSharks is a cohort of young women in Grades 1-8, dedicated to creating and growing a stimulating learning community where young women have the opportunity to discover and fulfill their individual potential in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics and social emotional areas.

Our program is based on a Project Based learning model, which will allow girls to collaborate with other girls across grade levels on our first project to Mars.

My Project

Our projects are based on a collaborative learning model, which allows girls to collaborate with other girls across grade levels on our first project to Mars. For our first project, we have decided to design and simulate an all-female Mars Colony.

We will be designing a Mars Colony, building a Martian Greenhouse, and designing a Martian Space suit, all while adding our SheSharks Girl power!

Throughout all of our projects, we support Social Emotional Learning including Growth Mindset and healthy female relationships. The resources we are asking for include a grow light and greenhouse to create a Martian habitat, solar panels for our colony, and solar powered car kits to work on Martian transportation.

Ms. Woods
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PLANT LITE 2-LAMP ALUIM-FRAME • Ward's Science $131.03 1 $131.03
The Folding Greenhouse 64cmx 53cmx 43cm. • Ward's Science $82.66 1 $82.66
2V 400MA SOLAR PANEL • Ward's Science $19.99 4 $79.96
RACER SOLAR SINGLE TEACHERGEEK • Ward's Science $18.49 4 $73.96

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