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  • $9,411 goal

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Mr. Zaleski
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

AP Physics B: Getting Started

My students need equipment and supplies including wires, bulbs, circuit boards, multimeters, magnets, prisms, lenses, mirrors, thermometers, springs, carts, and scales.

My Students

"If you can't show it, don't teach it!" These words, which I first read in Clifford E. Swartz's book, "Teaching Introductory Physics," have long guided my teaching philosophy. I want my students to see demonstrations and conduct experiments that will help them learn, appreciate, and enjoy physics.

Our school is a large, diverse, high school near a major city.

Many of our approximately 2,000 students will take at least one Physics class, but we want to give more of our students the opportunity to explore physics at the college level. This project will be used to support a new AP Physics class for our juniors and seniors.

My Project

AP Physics explores many topics, and it's easy to get caught up in textbook problems and test questions. But the real physics begins when students have the chance to see and investigate physical phenomena, such as waves on springs, reflected images from mirrors, and the glow of lights from electric circuits. The materials requested for this project will allow our students to learn real physics by doing many experiments and seeing plentiful teacher demonstrations. For student experiments we will purchase materials including sets of stopwatches, dynamics carts, springs, scales, clamps, supports, magnets, magnetic probes, mirrors, prisms, lenses, wires, bulbs, circuit boards, multimeters, and thermometers. For demonstrations we will purchase a loop track, a marble launcher, photogates, a stroboscope, a large power supply, a ripple tank, a sound meter, a light meter, a large electromagnet, demonstration spring scales, a wave demonstrator, a giant water prism, and a jumbo thermometer.

The donations to this project will help us create an exciting and active classroom where our students can explore physics at a level that prepares them for college study and professional careers in science-related fields.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CPO EQUIP CPO TIMER II W/PHOTOGATES • Frey Scientific $366.00 1 $366.00
MULTIMETER MINI-PRO • Frey Scientific $52.16 5 $260.80
CPO EQUIP SOUND AND WAVES • Frey Scientific $398.00 1 $398.00
TANK DELUXE REFLECTION AND REFRACTION • Frey Scientific $44.51 8 $356.08
RIPPLE TANK 63X63 CM EA • Frey Scientific $337.50 1 $337.50
HOOKE'S LAW EA • Frey Scientific $34.20 9 $307.80
LAMPBOARD RHEOSTAT • Frey Scientific $29.88 9 $268.92
STROBOSCOPE DIGITAL STROBOTACH • Frey Scientific $224.99 1 $224.99
POWER SUPPLY DC DIGITAL 30V 3A • Frey Scientific $188.99 1 $188.99
10-4300 DYNAMICS APPARATUS CAR EA • Frey Scientific $86.40 2 $172.80
LAMPBOARD- 3 LAMPS • Frey Scientific $17.06 9 $153.54
LAMPS MINI BULB 3.8 VOLT DRY PK/10 • Frey Scientific $11.07 15 $166.05
WIRE LEADS ALLIGATOR CLIP/BANANA PLUG PK/2 • Frey Scientific $4.46 31 $138.26
LAMP MINI BULB 6.3 VOLT DRY PK/10 • Frey Scientific $9.23 15 $138.45
CPO EQUIP MARBLE LAUNCHER • Frey Scientific $135.00 1 $135.00
MAGNAPROBE MAGNETIC FIELD DETECTOR • Frey Scientific $5.40 24 $129.60
MAGLEADS-RED 300MM PK • Frey Scientific $16.16 8 $129.28
PRISM EQUILATERAL GLASS 100MM EA • Frey Scientific $12.92 10 $129.20
SNAKY SPRING EA • Frey Scientific $10.76 12 $129.12
METER LIGHT DIGITAL EASYVIEW • Frey Scientific $125.99 1 $125.99
SPRINGS SET/5 • Frey Scientific $9.95 12 $119.40
CLAMP HOLDER 90 ANGLE ALUMINUM • Frey Scientific $6.35 18 $114.30
GENERATOR HAND POWERED GENECON 12V • Frey Scientific $52.16 2 $104.32
SOCKET LAMP MINI PACK OF 15 • Frey Scientific $6.17 15 $92.55
SCALE, DEMO SPRING, 20 X .5 EA • Frey Scientific $45.90 2 $91.80
STOPWATCH ULTRAK 360 • Frey Scientific $20.66 4 $82.64
METER SOUND LEVEL DIGITAL • Frey Scientific $80.99 1 $80.99
HOOKES LAW SPRING 14 X 185 MM EA • Frey Scientific $6.71 12 $80.52
MAGNET ALNICO COW • Frey Scientific $9.78 8 $78.24
REPLACEMENT SPRING FOR 32450 EA • Frey Scientific $4.73 16 $75.68
MIRROR CONCAVE 75MM EA • Frey Scientific $3.11 24 $74.64
MAGLEADS-RED 150MM PK • Frey Scientific $12.11 6 $72.66
SUPPORTS, METERSTICK PK • Frey Scientific $3.60 20 $72.00
SUPER SLINKY AND STAND EA • Frey Scientific $36.00 2 $72.00
BATTERY ENERGIZER MAX D 8 PACK • Frey Scientific $17.98 4 $71.92
HOOKE'S LAW EA • Frey Scientific $34.20 2 $68.40
SUPPORT, SCREEN EA • Frey Scientific $3.38 20 $67.60
SPRING SCALE FORCE METER 5KG • Frey Scientific $10.76 6 $64.56
SPRING SCALE FORCE METER 3KG • Frey Scientific $10.76 6 $64.56
SPRING SCALE FORCE METER 1KG • Frey Scientific $10.76 6 $64.56
TIMER MYCHRON PACK OF 12 • Frey Scientific $62.96 1 $62.96
DIFFRACTION GRATING FOR SPECTROMETER • Frey Scientific $27.59 2 $55.18
WAVE APPARATUS • Frey Scientific $53.96 1 $53.96
MIRROR- CONVEX- 75MM EA • Frey Scientific $4.37 12 $52.44
SCALE, DEMO SPRING, 50 X 2 EA • Frey Scientific $52.20 1 $52.20
CLAMP LEVER STEEL EA • Frey Scientific $2.79 18 $50.22
PLUME ELECTRIC • Frey Scientific $24.26 2 $48.52
ELECTROMAGNET 200 LB CAPACITY • Frey Scientific $47.66 1 $47.66
MAGNETIC WAND ASST COLORS PK/24 • Frey Scientific $46.76 1 $46.76
OBJECT MARKER EA • Frey Scientific $2.25 20 $45.00
HOLDER, LENS, 37-50MM EA • Frey Scientific $2.03 20 $40.60
DEMONSTRATION EDDY CURRENT • Frey Scientific $18.99 2 $37.98
DEMONSTRATION DIFFRACTION EA • Frey Scientific $35.42 1 $35.42
PRISM GIANT WATER • Frey Scientific $33.26 1 $33.26
KIT- KINETIC ENERGY • Frey Scientific $31.46 1 $31.46
BATTERY HOLDER D-CELL /EA • Frey Scientific $1.37 20 $27.40
THERMOMETER JUMBO EA • Frey Scientific $26.99 1 $26.99
THERMOMETER DIGITAL BIG DIGIT IN/OUTDOOR • Frey Scientific $22.49 1 $22.49
BALANCE SUPPORT WITH CLAMP • Frey Scientific $19.35 1 $19.35
BALL AND RING • Frey Scientific $8.96 1 $8.96

Materials cost

$6,668.52

Vendor shipping charges

$800.22

State sales tax

$400.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$100.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$7,998.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$1,411.57

Total project goal

$9,410.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$9,410.45

1 Donor

-$7,998.88

Donations toward project cost

-$7,998.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1,411.57

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 13 students.

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