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Mr. Morton from Peoria IL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need basic hardware for experiments with electricity. The Electronic Test Leads Kits will allow the students to use our digital multi-meters, and the wire will be used to build the experimental circuits.

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My Students

Help my students be creative and inquisitive! When they get to work on projects they design, they get to indulge their imagination and curiosity, but we need raw materials to make that happen. My students have asked for projects like making a flute or turning their smart-phones into microscopes.

These students are juniors and seniors in an urban, high-poverty public high school.

These classes are composed of a broad range of students of many ability levels. There are roughly as many girls and boys, which is unusual in physics, and the ethnic mix reflects the schools. Many of these students haven't had much opportunity to work on complex, technical projects before. They're generally pretty smart, but need more than a typical lecture and worksheet lesson to keep them engaged and learning. These projects will help all of them explore and master the topics in physics that they find the most intriguing.

My Project

Electricity is a fundamental part of student's lives, but they have very little understanding of how it works or even what it actually is. These materials will give my students the necessary resources to put together simple circuits and analyze them with digital multi-meters: ordinary wear-and-tear has worn out the original leads.

New leads and wires will have students making more (and better) measurements on more circuits, building a deeper understanding of electricity and the technology it powers.

In addition to the test leads, the hook-up and speaker wire will be used by the students to put together the circuits to analyze. By actually making the circuits they will test, the students will have a better grasp of why electrical devices are designed as they are.

Mr. Morton
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Electronic Test Leads Kit, Digital Multimeter Leads with Alligator Clips, Test Extension, Test Probe, Plunger Mini-hooks Replaceable Test Meter, Clamp Meter Probes Tips Set of 8 Pieces Tacklife METL04 • Amazon Business $14.97 14 $209.58
CBAZY™ Hook up Wire Kit (Stranded Wire Kit) 20 Gauge Flexible Silicone rubber Electric wire 6 colors 19.6 feet Each 20 AWG • Amazon Business $20.88 2 $41.76
AmazonBasics 16-Gauge Speaker Wire - 100 Feet • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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