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Mr. ASire from Cranfills Gap TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Solar Wind Boat Race

Help me give my students the materials they need to build solar power boats!

  • $462 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a small farming community, very close knit, where everyone knows everybody. Eager to learn and eager to move on. They have great communication skills and are not shy with each other. I think this stems from the fact that they do live in such a small town.

These kids are itching to learn and what better way than a project, i am a full believer in learning hands on.

These kids want to be using their hands and building things.

My Project

With these materials I intend to have my students build sail boats propelled by solar powered engines with fans. The idea is to have students build these boats and race them. the more efficiently built boats will move faster through water, thus, racing to the finish line.

It all comes around to energy efficiency, and to get students thinking about how they can better conserve energy not only for this project but in their futures.

Balsa wood, glue, strings, paint, and cloth will be used to construct and personalize each student's boat. the motor and fan will be used to push the boats across the water, the solar panels will be used to power the motors, and the shop lights will be used to simulate the sun for the solar panels.

The project will get the kids thinking, as well as adding a little competition to a class that need to be doing something with their hands.

Mr. ASire
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Small Solar Panel 3.0V 70mA with wires • Amazon Business $5.69 18 $102.42
Grafix Medium Weight Chipboard Sheets, 12-Inch by 12-Inch, Natural, 25-Pack • Amazon Business $11.99 4 $47.96
6 Set DC Motor Kit, Rectangular Mini Electric Motor 1.5-3V 24000RPM with 86 Pcs Plastic Gears, 2 x AA Battery Holder,Motor Mounting Bracket,Boat Rocker Switch,Shaft Propeller for DIY Science Projects • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Designers Edge L14SLED 1000-Watt Twin-Head Adjustable Work Light with Telescoping Tripod Stand, Halogen • Amazon Business $37.42 1 $37.42
Gorilla Original Gorilla Glue, 36 oz, Brown • Amazon Business $34.13 1 $34.13
JORESTECH Eyewear Protective Safety Glasses, Polycarbonate Impact Resistant Lens Pack of 12 (Clear, Red) • Amazon Business $12.90 2 $25.80
School Smart Non-Toxic Washable Tempera Paint Set, 1 pt Plastic Bottle, Assorted Color, Set of 12 • Amazon Business $22.42 1 $22.42
GreenPeaceLove 14 Colorful Jute Twine 2mm 3 ply + 2 Natural Twine Roll (1312 Feet 400 Yards) Twine String for Crafts, DIY Artworks, Gift Box Vase Wrapping Twine, Picture Display, Embellishments • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Dowel Rod - Wood - 1/4 x 12 inches - 10 pieces • Amazon Business $3.17 4 $12.68
Hibery 20 Pcs Pointed - Round Paintbrush Set - Blue Round Pointed Tip Nylon Paint Brush Set, Art and Watercolor Brushes, Acrylic Paint Brushes, Oil Painting Supplies • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
60 Pcs Assorted Craft Fabric Bundle Squares Patchwork Fabric Sets for DIY Sewing Scrapbooking Quilting Dot Pattern • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Zona 36-678 Coping Saw Blades, 6-1/2-Inch Long Between Pins, 125-Inch x 020-Inch x 15 TPI, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $6.33 1 $6.33

Materials cost

$357.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$392.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.25

Total project goal

$461.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$461.67

4 Donors

-$435.20

Donations toward project cost

-$392.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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