Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
Project: Help Us "SNAP" Back into Electricity!
|We try to focus on the main project until it is completely funded, and then move on to the bonus project. If a project doesn't meet its funding goal by its deadline, it dies and any donations to it are referred to their donors to be moved to another project. For that reason, we don't like to split our sometimes limited resources between two open projects. Of course the choice of project to which you donate (if any!) is entirely yours.|
When the main project is finished, let's work on this one.
Project: Don't Take Me For Granite Because I'm So Gneiss!
Our supporter Square Knot wrote a recent diary listing some DonorsChoose projects for classrooms that are way too hot for kids to learn. They are more expensive than the science projects we normally pick, since they are buying air conditioning in some form, but they are all open until at least September, so they have a chance to succeed. If you have a little extra, please consider helping a class cool off!
Last week's main project, From Rockets to Robots, was completed. Elementary students in Texas will build a light-sensing robot from the kit we've provided.
One of our Bonus-palooza projects last week, Fish Dissection Lab, was also rescued after a couple of weeks on our list! Sixth-graders in Florida will dissect perch and learn more about animals' bodies.
A ssecond Bonus-palooza project, A Race to Understanding!, was completed as well. Mississippi high school students, will receive track sections to allow them to build ramps and accurately measure the speed of small cars for their physics project.
You can see the teachers' thank-you notes at the links above. Many thanks to all contributors!
See our list of successfully funded projects. We're up to 337!
As of Saturday night, this bonus project from a previous week remains open:When projects are not fully funded by their expiration date, donors are contacted by DonorsChoose and asked to choose another project to which to redirect their donations.
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We are in no way affiliated with DonorsChoose.org, or any of the classroom projects presented for funding.
You are welcome to use The Inoculation Project avatar as your DonorsChoose avatar if you wish. If you need instructions for uploading it to your DonorsChoose profile, you'll find them in this diary.