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Mr. Hartman from Baltimore MD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Solar Makes Sense

My students need K'Nex Solar Energy kits and a hand-crank flashlight to explore alternative energy sources while being engineers in class.

  • $298 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Why are my students amazing? My students are amazing because many of them come from backgrounds that are challenging, but they never let it hold them down.

My students work hard at school, and that's why I work hard for them.

I make sure that state and city budgets don't limit my students' learning. I make sure that they get what they need to learn and to thrive in lessons big and small—and you are a big part of that!

My Project

My students are leaning about solar energy, but they are missing out on an awesome opportunity to learn by doing. Engineering is part of our curriculum - and any time I can make a science lesson more meaningful by incorporating engineering into it - I'm excited, and so are the kids.

Solar just makes more sense when you can see it in action - and even more sense if you are the one building it.

The K'Nex Solar Energy Kits that I am requesting will allow students to work collaboratively to build, test, and modify working solar cars and other fun projects.

These engaging kits are a great hook to get students interested in science and engineering. They make learning fun and can be the difference between engagement and disinterest. Thank you for supporting my students - we all appreciate what you do to make my classroom an amazing place to learn.

Mr. Hartman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 350 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
K'NEX Education - Investigating Solar Energy Set • Amazon Business $64.86 3 $194.58
American Educational 7-1853 DC Crank Generator, 6-1/2" Length x 2-1/2" Width x 4-1/2" Height • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87

Materials cost

$207.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$253.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.65

Total project goal

$297.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$297.66

4 Donors

-$242.97

Donations toward project cost

-$210.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.46

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.69

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$0.00

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