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Mrs. Leifield from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Yep, It's Rocket Science

Help me give my students the classic aerospace experience: building and launching their own rockets! This kit is awesome because it offers a wide variety of parts so our budding engineers can personalize their rocket. 3-2-1-Blast off!

  • $386 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

At our school, the girls shine bright through excellence, leadership, wellness and honor. These girls travel from 81 different zip codes around LA to be challenged in STEM subjects to show that women make a powerful difference in all aspects of life. The girls are able to explore and design outcomes that are enduring lessons that will continue to flourish as they grow and develop skills that do not even exist today.

Through a sisterhood, these girls support one another to gain access and equity to all those who set foot on campus.

The scholars go out of their way to make sure that everyone is felt loved and accepted, no matter what. It is through kindness, empathy and tolerance that this school paves the way for education. The girls are trailblazers who are changing the world one STEM subject at a time.

My Project

The engineering students at my STEM school have studied the physics governing projectile motion, and know how to calculate the horizontal and vertical components of a launched object's displacement. Now it's time to put these abstract concepts into practice.

This project will pay for kits for the girls to design and build their own unique rockets.

In addition to the rocket kits, other required accessories are wadding to protect the parachute, a template to symmetrically align the tail fins, and a stand to support the rockets before ignition. Launch day is sure to be a memorable learning experience for all!

Mrs. Leifield
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Estes Designer Special • Amazon Business $66.38 3 $199.14
Estes 2238 Porta-Pad E Launch Pad • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Estes Fin Alignment Guide Model Kit • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Estes Fin Alignment Guide Model Kit • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Estes 2274 Recovery Wadding • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Estes 2274 Recovery Wadding • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$269.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.62

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$327.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.84

Total project goal

$385.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$385.59

1 Donor

-$258.00

Donations toward project cost

-$219.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.70

match offer

-$127.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$108.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.14

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$0.00

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