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Ms. Trochez MacLean from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Think and Act Like An Aerospace Engineer!

My students need the Designing Parachutes Materials Kit & Teacher Guide so they can take on an engineering challenge that integrates their learning of the solar system and planet Earth with the Engineering Design Process.

  • $632 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title I, performance improvement school with the majority of our students participating in the free lunch program. Many parents rely on a single income and some even work two jobs and still struggle to support their family. For many of my students, school is where they have access to books, supplies, and other resources that support their academic achievements.

My students are currently learning about the solar system and our planet Earth; they love to engineer so I need resources that will help them apply their knowledge while drawing from their creativity and inspiring them to reach for the stars.

My Project

My students are beginning their studies and work on the solar system and the planet Earth as part of our earth science unit. They love to engineer and are asking what will be the engineer design challenge for this unit of learning. EiE is a research-based engineering program that is designed to make learning and activities accessible to a diverse student population--girls, English learners, and special needs students. In addition, their engineering kits integrate science and engineering with language arts, math and history, which is more like real world problem solving and engineering.

If I want to inspire my students to become engineers, then I need to give them opportunities to think and act like engineers!

Ms. Trochez MacLean
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Designing Parachutes Materials Kit (1) and Designing Parachutes Teacher Guide (1) • Engineering is Elementary, Museum of Science, Boston $360.00 1 $360.00
Designing Parachutes Teacher Guide • Engineering is Elementary, Museum of Science, Boston $55.00 1 $55.00

Materials cost

$415.00

Vendor shipping charges

$47.89

State sales tax

$37.97

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$537.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.78

Total project goal

$631.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$631.86

1 Donor

-$315.93

Donations toward project cost

-$268.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.39

match offer

-$315.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$268.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.39

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$0.00

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