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Mrs. Eber from Decatur GA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wonderful World of Weather

My students need weather vanes, thermometers, hygrometers, barometers, anemometers, and a weather forecasting set to become expert meteorologists.

  • $544 goal

This project expired on May 5, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

With an up-to-the-minute forecast available at the click of a button, it's easy to tell what the weather is going to be like tomorrow. But could you explain how the local weather forecaster came up with those numbers? Or how it can be sunny and clear one minute and cloudy and cold moments later?

I work with 26 enthusiastic fourth graders in a public school in Georgia.

These students are intensely curious, and they seem to do best when they have hands-on materials that they can use to immerse themselves in a subject. They come from a variety of socio-economic and racial backgrounds and have diverse experiences at home. Despite their many differences, however, they work well together and build on each other's enthusiasm when we can share in experiences at school.

My Project

I'm requesting weather monitoring equipment because I want my students to continue to ask the questions "why?" and "how?" and to understand that there's more that goes into weather than just a number on a TV or computer screen. Giving my students experience with weather equipment will allow them to become junior meteorologists who can make their own weather forecasts and explain complex weather phenomena. It will enable us to learn complicated science content in a real world context while also connecting to data collection learning in math.

Your contribution to this project will impact my class both this year and in years to come because the materials I've requested are reusable.

As weather patterns become more complicated and dramatic, I'm excited about the deep learning that can take place among my students as they learn how and why weather changes and how we can anticipate those changes. I know my students will love becoming junior meteorologists, but the quality of that experience relies on access to this equipment.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Weather Forecasting Set • Nasco $39.95 1 $39.95
SciQuest Weather Kit Instrument Pack: Weather Vanes • Nasco $39.75 1 $39.75
SciQuest Weather Kit Instrument Pack: Thermometers • Nasco $39.75 1 $39.75
SciQuest Weather Kit Instrument Packs: Hygrometers • Nasco $81.25 1 $81.25
SciQuest Weather Kit Instrument Pack: Barometers • Nasco $88.75 1 $88.75
SciQuest Weather Kit Instrument Pack: Anemometers • Nasco $70.95 1 $70.95

Materials cost

$360.40

Vendor shipping charges

$36.04

State sales tax

$24.87

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$461.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.48

Total project goal

$543.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$543.20

3 Donors

-$350.00

Donations toward project cost

-$327.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

match offer

-$157.91

Match offer toward project cost

-$134.22

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.69

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$35.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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