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Mr. Phelps from Bakersfield CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Sun Makes the Wheels Go Round and Round

Help me give my students a fun project to teach them just how Powerful and useful the Sun really is with a Pitsco Cut-And-Fold Cover SunEzoon Solar Cars.

  • $667 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Every year I'm blown away by just how special my students are, and at how eager they are to learn. I'm astounded at how my kids are able to come into my room ready to learn when their world at home may be falling apart. Whether it's parents having no job, being evicted from their home, or a parent going or getting out of prison. Our school provides a safe environment for its kids and it shows when they show up early to help/hang out in the classroom, and former students are always stopping by to chat and share how their new school year is going.

My Project

From the materials, in this project, the students get to build and decorate a small car that is powered by the sun through a solar panel. They then get to test and modify the car to make it as fast as possible. We then set up several courses on the playground to race the student's cars. Testing how fast they are on flat ground, how fast they are going up an incline, and even reversing the polarity of the motor so they race backward.

This project will make a difference for several reasons.

First, it is the culminating activity to our unit on the sun. It's something the kids always look forward to doing once we complete the unit. Second, it's a great team building activity. The kids always like competing to see who can make the best looking and the fastest car.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pitsco Cut-And-Fold Cover SunEzoon Solar Car (For 30 Students) • Amazon Business $360.00 1 $360.00
Pitsco Cut-And-Fold Cover SunEzoon Solar Car (For 10 Students) • Amazon Business $125.00 1 $125.00

Materials cost

$485.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$44.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$566.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.00

Total project goal

$666.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$666.66

2 Donors

-$666.66

Donations toward project cost

-$566.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$100.00

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$0.00

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