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Ms. Wirts Pelayo from San Diego CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Cardboard Boat Challenge 2018

My students need tape to make their unique cardboard boat a reality.

  • $519 goal

This project expired on August 22, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Diversity is the first word I think of when I think of my students. They span different zip codes from across our city and won a lottery to get accepted into our charter school. Our school is dedicated to small class sizes and connecting students to their learning. All of our students have chosen to attend our charter school because they are excited about project-based learning and being a part of an accepting community. They want something different than a large, traditional school where students and teachers are overwhelmed. Our students know each other and create an open, supportive learning community.

My Project

My students want a project-based learning environment where they are given the opportunity to learn the subject matter in depth and hands-on. What if you were asked to build a boat that could hold both you and your partner made only of cardboard and packing tape? Archimedes knew this would be possible and all 50 of my students will face this challenge as we study the Physics of matter, density, mass, Archimedes principle, and center of gravity. Each concept adds insights needed to design a successful cardboard boat.

My students want an unforgettable learning experience that allows them to transform their learning into a unique boat design and an unforgettable adventure.

In order to complete this project, we need tape to make these cardboard boats a reality.

Ms. Wirts Pelayo
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 52 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK17196336T Polypropylene Carton Sealing Tape Hot Melt Resin Adhesive 72mm X 100m 1 EA • Grainger $2.62 130 $340.60

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