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  • $289 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Silas
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Telescopes Help Kids See Beyond the City Lights

The cost of telescope kits from Delta Education is $294, including shipping and <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 20 eager 3rd grade astronomers are starting a unit on the Solar System. As part of the unit, I will introduce my students to telescopes (a 3rd grade science standard). When asked recently what a telescope is, only one of my 20 scholars had heard of one. My students come from inner city Los Angeles, where lights block the visibility of any celestial viewing. Furthermore, because few of my students' families have cars, my 'Fantastic Firecrackers' rarely get outside of the city lights, and thus, rarely have the opportunity to see the stars. One other important obstacle is our school does not own a telescope! Soon my class will be taking an overnight camping field trip far beyond the reaches of city lights. I would like to offer them the opportunity of viewing constellations on that evening with a telescope. There is a science kit that allows each child to construct his/ her very own telescope. I feel that this opportunity would offer an intimate understanding of this incredible science tool, how it works, and what it offers (the planets and the stars!). My students and I would be so grateful if you would donate the telescope kits to us.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Galileo's Telescope Student Kit • Delta Education $88.95 2 $177.90
Galileo's Telescope Teacher Demo Kit • Delta Education $16.95 1 $16.95

Materials cost

$194.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$236.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.98

Total project goal

$288.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$288.76

3 Donors

-$260.00

Donations toward project cost

-$237.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.63

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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