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Mr. Carlson from Royal City WA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engineering Matters, Too

My students need motor kits to appreciate the connection between electricity and magnetism, as well as the engineering principles involved in making an electric motor.

  • $445 goal

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My Students

Budget cuts don't mean students can learn engineering without proper materials. I don't have a budget here at my school, just a wish list. Some things are too important to just wish for, which is why I am turning to Donors Choose to get these supplies.

We are a rural school district in Central Washington.

All three schools are on a single campus, with about four hundred students at the high school. A lot of the students' parents are field laborers with limited proficiency in English. Approximately 80% of our students are Mexican. The vast majority of the students appreciate the value of a good education and work to take advantage of what is being offered to them.

My Project

With these kits, my students will be able to construct working motors. Reading about how motors work is a poor substitute for actually making a motor from start to finish and watching it spin. Without these kits, electric motors will be nothing other than a bunch of abstract vocabulary. With these motors kits, students will learn the fundamental principles behind a number of devices that are used on a regular basis, such as fans, blenders, and vacuum cleaners, just to name a few. They will learn how some wires and electricity can be used to make practical devices that we rely on every day.

It's important for students to have engineering experiences as well as science experiences.

I think that engineering is grossly neglected in secondary education. Yes, science is important and paves the way for many engineering advances, but pure science doesn't bring improvements into our lives--engineering does.

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Mr. Carlson
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT TOY MOTOR S/12 • Frey Scientific, Inc. $71.06 4 $284.24

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