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Ms. Couto from Bronx NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun with Physical Science: Circuits, Magnets and Light exploration

My students need copper tape, LED diodes, and Lithium batteries to build circuits. They also need magnetism and light kits to further explore physical science.

  • $363 goal

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My Students

I teach at an all-boys, 6-12, public school in the Bronx. My students are energetic, enthusiastic and curious about the world around them. The school is located in an "inner-city" neighborhood and the kids face a lot of challenges in their daily lives. Despite facing many obstacles, they strive to do their best for themselves, their school and their families. The dedicated staff at my school is trying their best to nurture young men of integrity who will one day become leaders that make a positive impact in their local and global communities.

My Project

I take pride in the fact that I am a lifelong learner and am always looking to try new things in my classroom. I realized that my units on circuits, magnetism and light could really use some work.

These hands on materials will help make physical science come to life!

I would like my students to learn about circuits by building paper ones themselves. In order to do this in a fun, creative way, we need access to copper tape and LED lights, batteries, diffraction glasses, and freezer bags. The concepts of circuits, magnetism and light waves should not be learned from a textbook. These materials would help my classroom become more engaging and exciting!

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

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This project will reach 116 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
4 PACK Copper Foil Tape, 66 Feet Double-sided Copper Foil Conductive Tape for EMI Shielding, Stained Glass, Soldering,Electrical Repairs,Slug Repellent,Paper Circuits,Grounding ( 0.25"inch width) • Amazon Business $12.99 8 $103.92
EmazingLights CR 2032 Batteries (20 Pack) 3 Volt Button Cell Lithium • Amazon Business $7.95 10 $79.50
LED Diode, CO RODE 3mm 5mm LED Lights Emitting Diodes Assorted Clear Bulbs Kit with (White Red Blue Green Yellow, 300-Pack) • Amazon Business $11.86 2 $23.72
ScienceWiz Magnetism Experiment Kit and Book 22 Experiments, Magnetism • Amazon Business $22.79 1 $22.79
ScienceWiz / Light Experiment Kit • Amazon Business $22.59 1 $22.59
51 Pair Fireworks Diffraction Glasses - 50 Pair Rainbow/Neon Mix with Rainbow Hearts Bonus Pair • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Ziploc Freezer Bag, Gallon Size-28 ct • Amazon Business $5.20 1 $5.20

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