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Mr. Hinrichs from Hartford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Empowering STEM Students Through the PocketLab!

Help me give my students access to the PocketLab Voyager, which provides them with real time data as they explore forces, motion, acceleration and other key concepts related to the field of Physics.

  • $191 goal

This project expired on March 9, 2019.

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My Students

Working with students who grow up in an area of extreme poverty is an incredible challenge and gift that I get to experience each day. I am incredibly lucky to have been given the opportunity to work with such a diverse group of learners. About 40% of the students at our school are English Language Learners, coming from many different countries around the world.

Urban school students often do not have access to the resources they need to truly engage in meaningful learning experiences.

100% of the students at my school receive free breakfast and lunch. Many of our students do not have access to books or computers with internet access. The needs at our school are extremely high, but our students have so much potential to succeed.

My Project

In my science classroom, students often get the opportunity to develop solutions to real world problems. They are encouraged to explore their own ideas, plan their own investigations and are empowered to take control of their own learning.

The PocketLab Sensor will allow students to explore forces and motion in a real and meaningful way.

Students will be able to use the data they collect during their investigations to design and create actual prototypes of highway barriers that can help to keep people safe during a car crash. The Pocket Lab will certainly elevate the learning experiences for my students and will have a huge impact on their lives.

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

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PocketLab Sensors - PocketLab Voyager • Nasco $98.00 1 $98.00
MAGNET BAR ALNICO 3IN MARKED POLES PK2 • Ward's Science $12.75 1 $12.75
FLOATING MAGNET 6 RING MAGNETS 4 POLE • Ward's Science $9.56 1 $9.56

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