Solid science education is the best inoculation against ignorance.
|Before we look at this week's projects, I'd like to ask you not to miss our Housekeeping box at the bottom today. Last week, I said that we'd be circling back to pick up some of our still-open projects, but I am seriously delighted to say that that will not be necessary. Thanks to some very generous donors, some of whom are Daily Kos members, we no longer have any open projects! If Bill in Portland Maine were here, I am sure he would offer blessings upon all your camels. I have no experience in camel-blessing, but I do thank you all very, very much!|
Project: Hands-on Science
|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: Simple Machines
Students from Mrs. Melino's class working on the school farm, caring for livestock, from the project Improving Agriculture Literacy via a School Farm.
Last week's main project, B's Bunch Needs a Microscope, was completed. A rural Oklahoma elementary school will receive a microscope!
The bonus project last week, What Does a Scientist Do? We Want to Know!, was also rescued with a Kossack assist. An Alabama first grade will get basic supplies and safety equipment for simple science experiments.
But wait, there's more! We had a banner week, because three other open projects were completed last week, including, I am thrilled to say, the fifth and last of the expensive "cooling" projects brought to us by Square Knot. The three are:
You can see the teachers' thank-you notes at the links above. Many, many thanks to all contributors!
See our list of successfully funded projects. We're up to 360!
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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