Students here are very bright and intellectually curious but have limited access to opportunities and resources. I am new to this school but have already recognized that many of the students are interested in getting to know me and to share my experiences of the outside world.
Ajo, Arizona is a rural desert community about 100 miles south of Phoenix, Arizona.
The students here are well behaved and generally well informed. As a Social Studies teacher I can attest to their interest in furthering their academics by attending college of vocational schools after graduating. The project I would like to do will further the likelihood of acceptance into a four-year university.
The use of a telescope will help students with direct observation of the night sky, making scientific observation real! Our community is in rural Arizona, where astronomy is an excellent way to introduce students to science and to improve their odds of acceptance to a four-year university.
The requested materials include a starter telescope and the corresponding attachments that will make it functional.
This particular telescope is ideal because of its low cost and functionality. We are in the process of forming a new Astronomy Club and a telescope is required for star viewing. Unfortunately, the students in this school have no useful telescope at this time.
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