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Ms. Jones from Bowie MD is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

ENERGY is a Force!

Help me give my students the ability to develop concepts and skills related to our units on Electricity, Magnetism, and Light, where we will create light-up cards, explore magnetic energy, and see the colors of the spectrum.

  • $208 goal

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Celebrate Black Teachers and Students

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

SOMS is situated outside of Washington, DC, in Prince George's County Maryland. 24% of the 800+ students qualify for free or reduced lunch subsidy.

Our students excel when we have the right materials.

Much of my curriculum is hands-on through both virtual and real lab activities. Additionally, I also enhance our curriculum with arts integration activities related to our units. Learning science is more fun and more real when students are able to manipulate materials to learn concepts.

My Project

I'm so excited to teach our ENERGY UNIT! Students will be engaged in hands-on learning during this great unit. Materials will encourage student discussion and generate lots of interest.

Students will create light up cards with copper tape and LED lights as an Arts Integration lesson.

Students will use bar magnets to explore the magnetic field it creates and explore their magnetic properties. Students will also be able to see the colors of the spectrum using the demonstration model using a prism.

Students enjoy creating light-up cards and sharing them with family and friends. Thank you for helping support our classroom!

Ms. Jones
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind Ceramic Magnets, 1.5", Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $11.65 4 $46.60
CHANZON H&PC-59042 100pcs (10 colors x 10pcs) 5mm Light Emitting Diode LED Lamp Assorted Kit for Arduino Warm White Red Yellow Green Blue Orange UV Pink Lights • Amazon Business $7.98 5 $39.90
50 pcs Pack - CR2032 Lithium Battery 230mAh 3v Button Cell Coin 2032 Battery Nightkonic High Energy • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Bloomoak Optical Glass Triangular Prism,with Rotatable and Adjustable Steel Stand Holder,for Teaching Light Spectrum Physics,Photography and Crystal Rainbow Maker • Amazon Business $15.88 1 $15.88
6 PCS Copper Foil Tape with Double-Sided Conductive Adhesive,【1/4inch X 21.8yards】PEMOTech Conductive Copper Tape for Stained Glass, EMI Shielding, Soldering, Grounding, Paper Circuit, DIY Craft • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98

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