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Mr. Tilford from Norcross GA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Solar Cars and Hovercrafts to Make Circuits Fun

Help me give my students some small electronic projects (Hovercraft and Solar Car) to create a hand's on learning experience for them.

  • $385 goal

This project expired on March 14, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school has students with great ambitions. They want to know more about the world and about how their learning applies to the real world. They actively seek knowledge that is relevant to their daily lives.

Our school is a located in a low-income area where over 95% of students are on free or reduced lunch.

The school is very large, with a dedicated staff that consistently overcomes the socioeconomic stress that many of the students face within their daily lives. The school has linkages with the neighborhood more largely to provide an educated populace for the community.

My Project

My students often struggle with the complexity of highly rigorous multiple choice assessments. Finding projects that are engaging is a better way to ensure that they are learning some of the skills and are engaged with the topics. I have requested the Solar Cars and Hovercrafts to teach the students about the basics of circuits for our physics class.

I wanted to teach students about alternative energy sources as they learned about circuits.

Solar power, along with other renewables, are sustainable ways to power the future. I have requested materials which will introduce the students to these alternative forms of energy, while building small devices that we can compete with in class.

I have also requested some classroom supplies such as markers and pencils so they can create an video storyboard about the learning embedded within their projects.

Mr. Tilford
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
4M Solar Rover Kit • Amazon Business $14.58 9 $131.22
4M Hover Racer Science Kit • Amazon Business $10.99 9 $98.91
Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens Bold Pt (1.) Dozen Box Blue ; Retractable, Refillable & Premium Comfort Grip; Smooth Lines to the End of the Page, America’s #1 Selling Pen Brand • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Pencils Pre-sharpened No. 2 144/box 12 Boxes of 12 New Improved Eraser • Amazon Business $12.07 1 $12.07
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Mr. Sketch 1905069 Scented Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12-Count • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48

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