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Mrs. Gonzalez from West Hills CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Solar Energy and Art

My students need a solar car design kit, the energy conversion kit, the solar energy kit, and SunArt Paper to learn about energy.

  • $438 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach third grade in the Los Angeles area. My students come to school excited to learn and grow. They are curious about the world that surrounds them and are interested in learning new material. We have a multi-cultural classroom. Although we have many needs, our school has limited funding.

Every day is an adventure in our classroom.

The children are eager to learn and enjoy helping each other master new concepts. I love watching them make connections between what they are learning to what is going on in their lives and in our world.

My Project

Third graders learn about different types of energy sources including solar energy. They love being engaged in activities that are stimulating and engaging. Can you imagine their joy and excitement when they have the opportunity to apply their learning and engineering skills to build a solar car? Groups can race the vehicles and discuss which design choices make vehicles faster or slower.

The sun art paper would also be an engaging way to create an art piece using the energy from the sun.

Children learn best when it's engaging. Having hands-on materials such as the solar cars, the solar energy kit, sun art paper, and an energy conversion kit will make learning about energy exciting and inviting to all students.

Mrs. Gonzalez
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina STEM Challenge: Solar Car Design Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $139.27 1 $139.27
Energy Conversion Set • Carolina Biological Supply Company $60.97 1 $60.97
Carolina Solar Energy Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $57.37 1 $57.37
SunArt, Paper, Pack of 15 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $12.82 2 $25.64

Materials cost

$283.25

Vendor shipping charges

$28.32

State sales tax

$25.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$371.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.60

Total project goal

$437.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$437.34

1 Donor

-$218.67

Donations toward project cost

-$185.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.80

match offer

-$218.67

Match offer toward project cost

-$185.87

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.80

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$0.00

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