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Mr. Krueger from Flagstaff AZ is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe

Help me give my students a Go Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer which will allow them to analyze the light they capture from stars seen through my school's telescopes.

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My Project

My Astronomy students absolutely love gazing at the stars and wondering where we came from, is there anyone else out there? and where is the end of the universe?

As a science teacher, I am tasked with giving them the tools to help understand how we unlock the mysteries of the universe.

Spectography is a tool that astronomers use to decode the light from stars to discover how hot, how far away, what phase the star is in, and also if there are any planets orbiting that star.

The Go Direct SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer allows students to analyze the starlight that they see in a telescope and decode that starlight just like professional astronomers do. As a NASA-trained ambassador for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), I have the skills and experience to train students to unlock the mysteries of the universe.

Mr. Krueger
Never Before Funded Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 90 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GO DIRECT SPECTROVIS PLUS • Ward's Science $439.99 1 $439.99
CABLE FIBER OPTIC VERNIER • Ward's Science $75.99 1 $75.99

Materials cost

$515.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$36.89

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$590.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.23

Total project goal

$694.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$694.84

3 Donors

-$300.00

Donations toward project cost

-$262.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$386.01

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