You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts
To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

Mrs. S. from FL is requesting supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Sun, The Moon & The Earth; Oh My!

My students need 8 inflatable solar system eclipse sets.

  • $272 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach 7th grade science in a typically underfunded public middle school. Our students are of a highly diverse population with many visual and kinesthetic learners.

Visual and kinesthetic students learn best with hands on labs. These inflatable sets will allow students to fully demonstrate lunar and solar eclipses. Our science budget has been slashed and we are trying to make what we have stretch as far as possible.

I can picture it now...our students are going to pick up these oversized models with great enthusiasm and they will be very excited to learn. They'll be in teams of 3 or 4 and will teach each other how and why an eclipse occurs. The first problem to solve will be to use the inflatables to demonstrate what positions the celestial bodies are in during both a lunar eclipse and a solar eclipse. They will use them to demonstrate the differences between partial and full eclipses. This is inquiry-based learning! We'll get a lot of use out of these sets since the students can also demonstrate to each other why the Earth has seasons which is something many adults have misconceptions about and is a concept frequently assessed on the state exams. These inflatable models will allow my students to create memorable learning moments that will stick with them for life.

Your help will make it possible for my students to experience hands on, minds on science that will stay with them and allow them to experience the wonders of science.

Mrs. S.
Grades 6-8

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. S. is requesting.

See our finances

TEACHERS, FEELING INSPIRED?

You can start a project with the same resources being requested here!

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Inflatable Eclipse Solar System • Frey Scientific, Inc. $22.85 8 $182.80

Materials cost

$182.80

Vendor shipping charges

$18.28

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$223.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.95

Total project goal

$271.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$271.95

4 Donors

-$271.95

Donations toward project cost

-$223.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.95

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Support a teacher
near you!

Explore a map with requests from teachers across the country.

View map of requests

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Coral Springs","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[218689],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"hideTeacherDetails":true,"schoolState":"FL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":220888,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/the-sun-the-moon-the-earth-oh-my/220888/","verifyShowPhotos":"","eligibleToBeCopied":false,"mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":130,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. S.","isEquityFocus":true,"authorIds":{"218689":{"owner":"Mrs. S.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[220888],"proposalHash":"1449201023","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-5_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":36495,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["Mjc4OTYw","Mjk5MDI0","Mjk4OTQy","Mjk4Njg2"],"teacherId":218689,"schoolCounty":"Broward","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"FL","name":"Florida"}}