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  • $589 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. McGregor
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Tools For Engineering Projects!

My students need a combination square, punch and chisel set, sliding T bevel, pocket knife, nail set, circular saw, palm router kit, cable ties and c-clamps.

My Students

Have you ever attempted to build a planter box but only had a hand saw and a hammer? After spending hours of time trying to cut the wood, and hammer the nails, you end up with a planter box that took hours of time and will fall apart in a year. The problem was that you had the wrong tools.

My students have been under-served since the beginning of their schooling.

My students come from low-income homes, many with only one or no parents. They are born with little social capital and are often underestimated by our society. They work very hard when given the chance and I know they will make a positive difference in our world.

My Project

I am requesting a circular saw, a palm router, chisels, and other woodworking tools for students to create engineering projects that are professional, high quality, and time saving. The first project students will be completing is a trebuchet project. After the trebuchet is built they will collect data on the path of the flying object using iPads and Vernier software. Then they will mathematically model (both algebraically and graphically) the position of the object over time. By having the right tools students will save time and create more professional work that will create greater pride and admiration for what they have done. It will also allow us as a class to push through more content and projects.

Your financial contribution supports my students by putting the right tools in their hands and serves as an investment in their future.

These hand and power tools will allow them to construct high-grade professional projects.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Combination Square, With Zinc Head, 6 Inches • Grainger $8.84 1 $8.84
Sliding T Bevel, 8 Inches, Mahogany/Brass Handle, Steel Blade • Grainger $17.46 1 $17.46
Punch and Chisel Set, Number of Pieces 12, Sizes Included Prick Punch: 5/16 In., Center Punch: 5/16, 7/16 In., Solid Punch: 1/8, 5/32 In., Pin Punch: 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, 3/16 In., Cold Chisel: 3/8, 1/2, 5/8 In., High Carbon Steel Construction, Applicati • Grainger $43.65 1 $43.65
Pocket Knife, Stainless Steel Blade, Safety lock, Retractable • Grainger $5.74 1 $5.74
Nail Set, Number of Pieces 3, Point Dia. (In.) 1/32, 1/16, 3/32, Overall Length (In.) 6, Head Size (In.) 3/8, Knurled Grip, CV Steel, Gray/Red Finish, For Setting Finishing Nails • Grainger $14.51 1 $14.51
Circular Saw, Blade Dia. 7-1/4 In., Blade Side Left, No Load RPM 6200, Arbor Size 5/8 In., Depth of Cut @ 90 Deg. 2-7/16 In., Depth of Cut @ 45 Deg. 1-7/8 In., 15 Amps @ 120V, Tool Length 11 In., Tool Weight 10.0 lb., Bevel Capacity 56 Degrees Shoe M • Grainger $105.78 1 $105.78
Variable-Speed Palm Router Kit, HP 1, Amps @120V 5.6, No-Load RPM 16, 000 to 35, 000, Power Source 120 V AC, Tool Length 7 1/2 In, Base Size 1 9/16 In, Tool Weight 3.3 Lb, On/Off Switch, Palm Grip Handle, Speed Type Electronic Variable, Includes Moto • Grainger $152.10 1 $152.10
Cable Tie, Standard, Length 7.9 In., Width 0.19 In., Thickness 0.047 In., Tensile Strength 50 lb., Max. Bundle Dia. 2 In., Color Black, Material of Construction Nylon, Temp. Range -13to 185 F, Design Nylon Pawl, Resists UV, B, Package Quantity 100 • Grainger $6.67 1 $6.67
C-Clamp, Regular Duty, Size 6 In, Throat Depth 2 3/4 In, Min Proof Test 2450 Lb, Load Capacity 2450 Lb, Clamp Type Cast Carriage, Spindles Hardened Steel, Acme Thread, Pad Smooth, Gray, Anvil Smooth, Powder Coat, Ductile Iron Frames, Swivel Pad • Grainger $17.64 2 $35.28

Materials cost

$390.03

Vendor shipping charges

$39.00

State sales tax

$35.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$500.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.34

Total project goal

$588.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$588.91

3 Donors

-$294.45

Donations toward project cost

-$250.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.17

match offer

-$294.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$250.29

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Chevron Corporation and 3 other donors.

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