Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
Project: Frog Dissection
|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: Who is HeLa?
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!
|UPDATE on Tuesday: THANK YOU to everyone! Not only were both of this week's projects completed, but those who stopped by late kept paying down another of the cooling projects, the one in Denver. Late last night, Nobody Deserves a Learning Room Over 100 Degrees F. was completed by a donor who appears to have triggered a matching donation! Yay!
These cooling projects are the only two that remain open from Square Knot's diary:
Portable Air Conditioner: New York NY. Expires Sep 26, 2013. Still needed: $475.65.
Too Hot to Learn: Paterson NJ. Expires Oct 25, 2013. Still needed: $523.28.
Last week's main project, Keeping Cool With Technology!, was completed. New Jersey elementary school students will have an air conditioner in their basement computer lab.
The bonus project last week, Rock and Roller Coaster, was also rescued with a Kossack assist. Middle-school students in Ohio will receive materials to create a roller coaster simulation.
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 347!
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.
DonorsChoose.org main page
All DonorsChoose.org math & science projects search results
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.