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Mr. Lynch from Bronx NY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Camera for Physics and Astronomy

My students need a camera with video capabilities to perform physics video experiments using the Vernier software system and to attach to my telescope, lent to us by Columbia University, and take pictures of the stars.

  • $912 goal

This project expired on August 14, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from low income sections of the Bronx, NY and most qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Many students are new to the United States, but all have a natural curiosity and desire to experience new things.

My students love to engage in hands-on activities and experience concepts by seeing them in action.

I teach many different math and science classes including physics, chemistry, math, engineering, and computer science. Learning by doing is very important for my students, especially in light of their limited experiences with science and basic technology.

My Project

I recently acquired software from Vernier that provides great ways for students to analyze projectile motion using video capture. We need a camera to use this software in my science and astronomy classes. The system is fantastic for demonstrating projectile motion and conservation of momentum.

This camera will allow me to use the Vernier software for physics demonstrations, and also allow my student take pictures of stars using our Celestron telescope, lent to us by Columbia University.

Columbia grad students generously trained us on how to setup and use the telescope. My students love to observe the sun, moon, and stars. I'd love to let them take home a picture of the stars they chose to observe, and to use the longer exposure time a camera can provide to bring out more detail in the field of view. The instructional technology in this tech project will open up many new possibilities for instruction.

Mr. Lynch
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 175 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 digital camera EF S 18 55mm IS STM lens • CDW-G $734.04 1 $734.04

Materials cost

$734.04

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$775.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$136.77

Total project goal

$911.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$911.82

3 Donors

-$853.00

Donations toward project cost

-$732.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$120.45

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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