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Mrs. Murdoch from Chula Vista CA is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Earth, Moon, And Stars

My students need an illuminated orbiter to gain an understanding of the sun, phases of the moon and how they effect daylight, nightfall, and the seasons.

  • $367 goal

This project expired on January 1, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Help to develop the love of science to a group of inquisitive third graders. It would be exciting and engaging to have my students see a demonstration of how daylight and phases of the moon changes.

In a high need, low income school which was restructured a few years ago and is doing exceptionally well, I teach 3rd grade.

We became the first elementary school in our part of the state to exit Program Improvement. We were a 2010 State Distinguished School. This is due to the use of proven teaching techniques that are effective for all learners, but especially English language learners which is 80% of our student population. Our school structure is based on the belief that these students (and all students!) deserve a quality education and can achieve! We hold our students to high expectations. We just need support getting the materials we need to make learning engaging and effective for ALL students.

My Project

The illuminated orbiter I requested can be used to demonstrate the seasons, daylight, night, and phases of the moon. Not only will this orbiter be educational and help my students build conceptual understanding, in addition, it'll promote a fun and engaging science environment. I know this learning tool will bring out energy and excitement and promote conversation and questions among my students. Who knows? It might even create future scientists!

Having an illuminated orbiter available for my students will certainly create a group of excited and engaged learners.

Making learning fun is something that students will remember and help them become lifelong learners. Thank you for your support.

Mrs. Murdoch
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ILLUMINATED ORBITER EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $229.50 1 $229.50

Materials cost

$229.50

Vendor shipping charges

$27.54

State sales tax

$21.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$311.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.97

Total project goal

$366.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$366.45

6 Donors

-$183.23

Donations toward project cost

-$155.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.48

match offer

-$183.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$155.73

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.48

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

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$0.00

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