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  • $469 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Moyano
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

Support My Little Scientists and Writers to Experience NASA

The cost of sending 33 students and their chaperones to the Space Center in Houston is $455, including <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

My kids were working on a composition about where they would live and what kind of work they would be doing in 10 years. Some of them said "The moon, Mars, Saturn and other planets!” So, I called upon my teacher partner, a math/science teacher. She started a good discussion about life one another planet. Suddenly, one of our brightest and intrigued students (a little out of this world in my opinion), gave us a good reason to save money for building a house on Mars and the possibilities of a new place to live. His words were "In a few years, there won't be enough space to build houses here on Earth!" I do not want to sound paranoid, but maybe he is right. NASA is a place that my students would not dream of going due to the cost of the trip. The price prevents our students to have the opportunity to go, unless it's funded by the school. I teach in an economically disadvantaged and at-risk school. Most of our funds must go to extra tutoring to help prepare students for the state exam (priority). The majority of our population of students are Hispanic and Afro-American. The school does not have funds to afford places like NASA as an incentive for an educational trip. So, I am offering you the opportunity to help future Texan scientists and astronauts explore the adventures of space and the posibilities it may offer in their future. NASA will help my students increase their knowledge on science and also in having experiences that will help them become better writers. If you help my kids learn more about space one of them will remember you in their graduation speech or who knows they may fly you to your new home in Mars! The sky is no longer a limit. It is not difficult to reach the stars if people like you support our kids, our future. Thank you in advance for your help.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Destination Partipants Total
Space Center Houston
(All GIANT Screen Films Access to all current attractions and exhibits, including NASA artifacts. See day to day activities at NASA with a guided tram tour to NASA/JSC Free parking for schools on the day of your visit! )
33 students 2 teachers 1 paraprofessional 4 parents $358.00

Trip cost

$358.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$384.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.38

Total project goal

$468.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$468.76

8 Donors

-$449.91

Donations toward project cost

-$384.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.99

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$0.00

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 33 students.

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