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Mrs. Sletta from New Ulm MN is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

S.O.S.!! (Solar Offers Sustainability)

My students need solar power kits, solar chargers to harness energy from the sun, solar power task lights, books about solar power and solar powered car kits.

  • $550 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Let the Sun Shine In! Solar Power comes to life in this project inspired by S.O.S.!! (Solar Offers Sustainability) Part 2.

My students are beginning makers using projects and experimentation in science, technology, engineering, and technology to learn about the world around them.

My students learn best in a non-traditional manner using lots of hands on trial and error, cooperation, and collaboration with classmates.

My Project

My students will be able to read about solar power, use solar power lights during their work day, and charge electronics they use in the classroom. By using solar power in their everyday lives students will realize the importance of developing more solar powered products. Students will also experiment with capturing the power of the sun in various settings as they build and power solar powered cars and operate them in teams. Students will research solar power, build cars collaboratively, experiment in order to locate the best settings to capture the power of the sun, and then revisit their projects to make changes if necessary.

Solar power is such an important concept for students to explore.

These students are our future, and by learning more about sustainable power sources they will be learning how to take care of our earth. We need to teach students to think critically while understanding the consequences of human actions on the environment.

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Mrs. Sletta
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
OWI Super Solar Race Car Kit - Solar Powered • Amazon $10.20 20 $204.00
Thames & Kosmos Solar Power • Amazon $40.32 2 $80.64
d.light LED Solar Rechargeable #S2 Task Light • Amazon $15.99 4 $63.96
4M Solar Science Kit • Amazon $9.62 5 $48.10
Solar Charger, Poweradd™ 7W Portable Foldable Solar Panel Charger for iPhone 6 plus 5s 5c 5 4s 4, ipad mini, iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge S5 S4 S3 Note 4 Note 3, LG G4 G3 Vigor, HTC One, Blackberry, Bluetooth Speaker, GPS, Gopro Camera and Other 5V USB-charged Devices • Amazon $19.99 1 $19.99
Done in the Sun: Solar Projects for Children • Amazon $8.60 1 $8.60
Energy from the Sun (Rookie Read-About Science) • Amazon $4.95 1 $4.95

Materials cost

$430.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$466.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.36

Total project goal

$549.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$549.05

5 Donors

-$91.75

Donations toward project cost

-$82.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$9.30

match offer

-$452.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$384.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.81

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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