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Mr. Estrada from Las Vegas NV is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning in Motion

My students need 9 motion detectors in order to help explore the concepts of force of motion.

  • $1,299 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom sees 160 or so 13 year olds a day. They often struggle with science, not because they are uninterested or not smart. They struggle because they have not received the hands on experiences other students take for granted.

My students are curious, devious, and deserving.

They love to investigate things and learn about the world around them. They live in the North East part of Las Vegas and are part of a community that has its fair share of problems. My students lack the critical thinking and problem solving skills that are required by new science standards. Not only are these skill important for high stakes testing; they are even more important for being a successful citizen in today's world. They struggle with conceptualizing abstract ideas and find it difficult to connect concepts together. This does not hinder them from enjoying science but it has impeded their success.

My Project

The 9 motion sensors will be used with laptops at our school. I will be downloading the necessary software so that students can create graphs in real time that show the motion of objects in real time. This will be used for various labs related to our force, motion, and energy standards. Some example labs include: -Graphing their own motion to gain a fundamental understanding of motion vs. time graphs. -Recording the motion of a cart to understand velocity and acceleration. -Observing falling objects to understand the conversion of gravitational potential energy to kinetic energy. Sensors such as these are becoming more and more common, but students at my school have not received any exposure to these tools. In high school and college, students who are familiar with these tools will not only come in with significant conceptual understanding they will also have lessor a learning curve to overcome.

Studies have shown the benefit of real time graphing to help students make a connection between science concepts and real life phenomena, the impact of using this technology is even greater with male students who struggle with typical academic demands.

This year was my first year of teaching and I saw my students struggle with many science concepts. This technology will help alleviate some of the hurdles that are presented to them in the lab setting and help them become better scientists.

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

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This project will reach 480 students.

12 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vernier Go! Motion  • Sargent-Welch $109.09 9 $981.81

Materials cost

$981.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$77.07

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,103.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$194.75

Total project goal

$1,298.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,298.36

9 Donors

-$1,293.07

Donations toward project cost

-$1,103.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$189.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

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$0.00

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