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Mr. Brown from Gardena CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Stirling Motors For Science and Engineering!

My students need various SunnyTech Stirling Engines so they can understand how potential energy is converted to heat and kinetic energy.

  • $810 goal

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My Students

My classroom consists of fourth and fifth grade students with high functioning autism. We are on the Common Core curriculum and follow the same pacing plan as the general education classes.

My students are motivated and have a thirst for knowledge.

I provide a safe and fun environment for them to learn in. Roughly half the day I teach in a whole group setting, while the other half is spent in small group settings where I can pinpoint and focus on individual weaknesses. We are a low income, Title I school made up of ELD and SEL students. Most of my students do not have access to technology outside of the classroom.

My Project

My students love Science and Engineering. My students always anticipate the day when I demonstrate a science fact with real hands on activities. Our Next Generation Science Standards expects us to make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

I want to bring science and engineering to the forefront and get my students ready to answer some tough questions!

SunnyTech has some really cool miniature combustion engines that use heat, from a small candle, that turns a fly wheel. A Stirling engine operates by cyclic compression and expansion of air. My students will see and learn how Potential energy is converted to heat energy, then kinetic energy, and then finally converted back to heat energy in the form of light with a vareity of SunnyTech Stirling Engines.

This awesome demonstration will get my students to love science even more!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sunnytech®hot Air Stirling Engine Model Education Toy Electricity Power Sc02 • Amazon Business $79.99 2 $159.98
Stirling Engine Vehicle • Amazon Business $135.00 1 $135.00
Sunnytech Solar Mendocino Motor Magnetic Levitating Educational Model Propeller ST41 • Amazon Business $45.99 2 $91.98
Sunnytech Low Temperature Stirling Engine Motor Steam Heat Education Model Toy Kit (LT001) • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
Sunnytech® Mini Hot Live Steam Engine Model Education Toy Kits DIY (V-type) • Amazon Business $35.99 2 $71.98
Sunnytech Hot Air Stirling Engine Motor Model Educational Toy Electricity Generator Colorful LED Sc001 • Amazon Business $55.99 1 $55.99

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