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Mr. Smith from Bakersfield CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calculators...for Science!

My students need 15 scientific calculators to help them complete physics labs and engineering problems. In the real world, the numbers are not simple.

  • $378 goal

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My Students

I used to be able to count on the school district to help cover what parents were unable/unwilling to provide. In the past few years that has changed. I now have less than 5 surviving calculators to help my students complete work in Physics and Engineering. Please Help!

My students come form a variety of backgrounds and are all bright and capable of great things.

Recently there has been a sharp upturn in students who cannot afford to bring the necessary materials, and need our help. They study Physics and Engineering and need access to the basic support technology that we can provide. They compete in regional events in engineering design and physics and cannot do so without these basic tools.

My Project

"Science" can be done with nice numbers. Too many classrooms teach "Science". I want to teach my students real Science where they take real measurements, calculate actual values of the physical concepts they have read about, but if they don't have the right tools I will have a much harder chance to inspire them. I hope this will be the first of many times I will be able to call on DonorsChoose to help me build projects and prepare my classroom for Science!

Physics and Engineering are two fields that teach extremely important skills and I believe that having the right tools will make it easier for my students to learn and use those skills to shape the future of this country.

This project will allow them to focus on the actual learning rather than scrambling to complete the basic steps...or have a simplified version of the material that will not prepare them for college and beyond.

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Mr. Smith
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Texas Instruments TI-30XSMV Handheld Scientific Calculator • Best Buy $16.49 15 $247.35

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