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Mr. Galetka from New Ulm MN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Weather and Waves

My students need weather reporting equipment for 5th grade. The batteries go with this weather station. The slinky is for 6th grade when we talk about waves.

  • $182 goal

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My Students

My middle school is set up in houses. We have a house of 5th graders, a house of 6th graders and then a house of 5/6th graders. I am in the mixed house. About of 1/3 of my 6th graders were in our house last year too. Both my 5th and 6th graders love working on labs in science. Much of my time is creating and building labs for them do to.

Science is a strong connector to math, reading and the real world.

I strive to have my students see the real world application to what we are talking about in my science class.

My Project

I would like to use the weather station to have real data from our school. I would use the station to reinforce what we are talking about in relation to science and also to reinforce graphing as we would graph temperatures and wind speed. My 5th graders would buy into the data more if they knew it was really from our school. The slinky would be used for 6th grade when we talk about the different types of waves and how they move.

Real data and visual aids help students fully grasp science content.

I used videos this year for both 5th and 6th but I would like to be able to use this equipment in class.

Mr. Galetka
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ambient Weather WS-0900-IP Wireless Internet Remote Monitoring Weather Station, Compatible with Alexa • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
The Original Slinky Brand Giant Metal Slinky • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA Batteries, 12 Count • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
ACDelco AAA Batteries, Super Alkaline AAA Battery, High Performance, 24 Count Pack • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90

Materials cost

$122.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$154.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.19

Total project goal

$181.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$181.27

2 Donors

-$159.74

Donations toward project cost

-$154.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.66

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.53

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$0.00

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