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Mr. Purdy from Danbury CT is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

BoseBuild Cube Speaker for a Boogie Down Electromagnetic Science Class

Help me give my students Bose BoseBuild Speakers to learn about Electromagnetism and Sound Waves.

  • $982 goal

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My Students

J.R.R. Tolkien once wrote, "Not all those who wander are lost."

A wall in my classroom was painted by my student, a talented graffiti artist.

The wall has the word "Think" sprawled across, with the Tolkien quote tucked in the corner. This wall is an ode to our students' opportunity to think freely. Our school is part of the District Reference Group H, which is the second lowest socioeconomic level a school can be placed in.

As a fifth-year, eighth-grade science teacher, I have already experienced the lack of funding our science program receives. The activities that we complete, both in and out of the classroom, are greatly restricted by the socioeconomic makeup of our student body, as well as the absence of a budget for laboratory supplies.

The students in our school come from very diverse backgrounds and cultures and often do not have the resources that allow them to succeed at higher levels. Many of the students are disengaged, with attendance of​ less than 85%, but are often discouraged by the connections made at school. Despite this, they are very willing to work in school and take the opportunity to utilize the limited resources that are available.

My Project

What better experience is there to learn about how sound is produced than by building a speaker? I want to give my students the opportunity to learn about waves, energy, and sound through a real-world application. The BOSEbuild kits address all of these topics and more through a series of engaging and hands-on activities. Unlike other lab activities I have previously used, these speaker box kits work every time and are accessible to any student.

These BOSEbuild speaker kits are a great way for students to get exposure to a STEM field.

Students learn how the speaker's electronics and technology work. What I am most excited about is building upon the activities that accompany the BOSEbuild kit. Students will showcase their understanding of sound production knowledge in a speaker engineering challenge. In this challenge, students will design an amplifier. They will choose their own materials and manipulate the shapes of the materials to increase sound production. They will be able to test their design using the BOSEbuild speaker cubes.

Mr. Purdy
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bose BOSEbuild Speaker Cube - A Build-it-yourself Bluetooth Speaker for Kids • Amazon Business $99.00 8 $792.00

Materials cost

$792.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$833.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$147.16

Total project goal

$981.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$981.04

12 Donors

-$749.00

Donations toward project cost

-$644.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$104.85

match offer

-$223.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$189.76

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.49

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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