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Mrs. Fisher from Pittsburgh PA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shoot for the Moon - Learning About Space in Science

My students need an inflatable solar system, a model of the solar system, solar system mapping tool and more to better understand how the solar system works.

  • $475 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low income/high poverty school district, my students have a zest for learning and are energetic about coming to science class. I have the privilege to teach all grade levels in my school, K-5. Every day is a new day and an opportunity for students to learn something new and achieve a goal.

When students enter my room, they enter as scientists and are ready to discover the wonders of the world.

There are no failures in science class just learning experiences. My school is one of the few that has a science specialist that are dedicated to teaching just science.

My Project

All students in grades K-5 learn about the Earth and the solar system during their third unit. They learn about how the Earth revolves around the Sun and the planets in the solar system.

The students love learning about outer space.

It is one of their favorite topics. Many grade levels go outside to observe shadows and the sky during the day. They are, of course, not suppose to look at the sun directly, with the eclipse classes they can safely make observations outside in the daytime.

Another topic we discuss is how the Earth revolves around the sun and how the Earth rotates to create day and night. Actually having planet models will help the students to better visualize how this occurs.

Mrs. Fisher
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
NASA APPROVED Plastic Solar Eclipse Glasses /w Carry Case Adult Size Glasses And Are Also CE and ISO Tested Safe Solar Viewing - 3 Pack (3 Glasses and 3 Cases) • Amazon Business $12.95 10 $129.50
MODEL SOLAR SYS • School Specialty $90.87 1 $90.87
Trade Quest Plastic Clipboard Opaque Color Letter Size Standard Clip (Pack of 6) (Assorted) • Amazon Business $15.72 5 $78.60
2434 INFLATABLE SOLAR SYSTM ST EA • School Specialty $35.92 1 $35.92
FAR OUT SOLAR SYSTEM MAPPING TOOL • School Specialty $18.95 1 $18.95

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