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Mr. Boyd from Dallas TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Martian in the Hands of Students

Help me give my students their own copy of The Martian by Andy Weir so they can read about a scientifically accurate scenario of being trapped on Mars!

  • $2,259 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a group of incredibly bright, advanced kids who enjoy getting pushed and challenged academically. In our astronomy class, my students are always looking for ways to apply real world situations to the content we are learning about. At times this can be difficult in Astronomy, due to some of the content being outside their normal day to day life. However, when the students are able to make a connection with what we are learning, they are instantly engaged and invested in what they are learning!

My Project

During the 4th Six Weeks grading period, we will begin studying the planets of our solar system. With technology in regards to space travel getting better every year, much thought (fictional and factual) has been given to humans traveling to Mars. In my opinion, one of the better fictional and factual representations of this occurs in the novel The Martian by Andy Weir. In the book, an astronaut gets stranded on Mars and has to figure out a way to survive. The book has won numerous awards and has even stemmed a successful film adaptation. I plan on having each student read their own copy of The Martian, while completing assignments based off the book.

Mr. Boyd
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Martian A Novel • AKJ Education $10.95 160 $1,752.00
The Martian: Classroom Edition • AKJ Education $10.95 10 $109.50

Materials cost

$1,861.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$27.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,919.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$338.72

Total project goal

$2,258.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,258.14

19 Donors

-$1,343.13

Donations toward project cost

-$1,143.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$199.97

Matching donations from our partners

-$913.25

Match offers toward project cost

-$776.26

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$136.99

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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