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

Sun Power!

Help me give my students a weather station and a solar generation kit including a panel, inverter, and battery.

  • $969 goal

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My Students

My students lead active lives in a rural setting. Many of them have horses or work on family farms. They are curious about the world around them and love doing projects. They particularly enjoyed dissecting frogs in science class last year.

My students try to act cool and grown up, but they still get blown away by the wonders of science.

It is incredibly fulfilling to see magic in their eyes when they discover something new. My students, in general, have not had access to extravagant field trips or state-of-the-art equipment. I hope to provide a safe classroom environment for them to explore the curiosities that surround them.

Even though they complain as teenagers do, I know they are hungry to learn.

My Project

As we know, climate change is the defining problem for our student's generation. These supplies will provide an interdisciplinary platform for them to learn what renewable energy is and how to track the weather. As an added bonus they will be able to charge their devices from our own power station!

Students will learn how to create clean energy from the sun and track the weather!

This project will allow students in Maker and Science class to develop skills in construction, electronics, and data collection/analysis. They will learn what an inverter is, how batteries work, and there role in generating usable energy for our school.

Mr. Finnegan
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 87 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Renogy Deep Cycle AGM Battery 12 Volt 100Ah for RV, Solar Marine and Off-grid Applications • Amazon Business $199.97 1 $199.97
Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit w/ 100W Solar Panel + 30A PWM Negative ground Charge Controller + MC4 Connectors +Tray Cable+ Mounting Z Brackets for RV, Boat • Amazon Business $196.99 1 $196.99
Ambient Weather WS-2902A 10-in-1 Wi-Fi Professional Weather Station with Internet Monitoring, Compatible with Alexa • Amazon Business $169.99 1 $169.99
GIANDEL 2000W Power Inverter 12V DC to 110V 120V AC with Remote Control and LED Display Dual AC Outlets & USB Port for RV Truck Boat • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99

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