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Mr. Rickard from Virginia Beach VA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What, Is That A Fish Out Of Water?

Help me give my students sugar cubes and merge cubes to liven up their science.

  • $158 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are all second and third graders in a neighborhood that struggles economically. About 74% of our students qualify for free lunches and breakfast. That, however, does not diminish their excitement for learning, especially if you incorporate things they like doing. These kids are all about tech.

They are smart and very capable students with a true love of learning through real experiences.

The economic challenges do, however, have an impact on what they have available to help them learn. These are changing times and we have to constantly look for ways to not only keep students engaged, but also build their skills to prepare for potential future careers. We know that the future will require critical thinking and problem-solving skills, but it also requires a stronger background and understanding of science and technology. My students love hands-on learning.

My Project

Our Science Lab is running low on sugar cubes, they are so useful. We can do experiments on what dissolves faster, granulated sugar, powdered sugar or sugar cubes but we are out of sugar cubes.

The Merge Cubes are soo cool, they are a VR device that transforms the cube into what ever you want, it could be a small animal, it could be an atom or molecule so you can look at it closely and rotate it as if you are actually holding it.

It would truly add a whole new dimension to our science exploration. Even our ancient civilizations investigations can become so much more exciting. Like we are holding fossils or ancient relics right in our hands. This would really excite the students and get them hyped up about science exploration without all the mess or travel.

Mr. Rickard
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Domino Sugar Cubes - 1 lb (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $11.99 5 $59.95
Merge - Cube - Black/Silver • Best Buy Education $10.57 4 $42.28

Materials cost

$102.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$133.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.60

Total project goal

$157.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$157.36

18 Donors

-$122.42

Donations toward project cost

-$108.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.16

match offer

-$30.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$25.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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