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Mrs. MacKenzie from Hayward CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Expressing the Science of Art!

Help me give my students tools for teaching the principles of color theory and animation successfully

  • $709 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are a full spectrum with a diverse campus in race, culture, socioeconomic status, and interests. Our campus serves approximately 635 students, grades 7th through 8th and between the ages of 12 to 14. Ethnically our students are approximately 87% minorities with 45% being Latin American, 26% African American, and 13% Asian and Pacific Islander. Twenty-five percent of our students are currently an English Language Learner.

Over 75% of our students come from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, but their thirst for knowledge is fierce!

My Project

Color Theory and Animation are two of the most complex topics I cover in my art classes. There is more than just explaining that needs to happen. Visual demos with light and light disruptions are necessary to convey understanding for a lifetime. I need these science tools to express the lectures in Art but also to show my students that Science and Art are tied together in understanding the world and what they see.

Please help my students have live tangible demos that can help push understanding!

Prisms help push the understanding of the visual light spectrum and let students see relationships with light. Having a light projector to show additive color in action with explain better than a lecture. Stroboscopes help show how flickers or visual disruptions create animations and movement with images. All of these tools will enhance my well deserving students' understanding far greater than a video or basic lecture.

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Mrs. MacKenzie
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 635 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PRISM GLASS RIGHT ANGLED 38MM • Frey Scientific $8.58 36 $308.88
STROBOSCOPE • Frey Scientific $21.51 5 $107.55
DEMO COLOR MIXING PROJECTOR • Frey Scientific $50.26 1 $50.26

Materials cost

$466.69

Vendor shipping charges

$56.00

State sales tax

$42.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$602.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$106.30

Total project goal

$708.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$708.69

2 Donors

-$379.34

Donations toward project cost

-$322.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.90

match offer

-$329.35

Match offer toward project cost

-$279.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.40

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$0.00

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