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Mr. Sorensen from Murrieta CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Lenses for Students

Help me give my students optical lenses to help with physics and my photography art students. They are in need.

  • $581 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This will be for my Physics class and My photography class.

My students are in need of lenses to understand refraction, reflection, and Experiment with how light is bent inside a lens.

They need to do science with their hands and not just watch videos on experiments. There are full kits, plus some other supples to support the new equipment.

I have the privilege of teaching some of the most curious and intelligent students in Murrieta, California.

I am also starting a small photography class where students can use different lenses to express their artistic sides.

They have worked on several projects this semester that have challenged them to think creatively and outside the box.

In my years of teaching, I have found that these youth truly understand the idea of scientific Investigation. It is my Job to encourage them to go beyond the classroom and expand their knowledge. It is now our responsibility to allow that light to shine brightly in all that they do.

My Project

The lenses will be used in the winter when we talk about lenses. We is discuss how light is bent when shined on a curved piece of glass. How precision is paramount when constructing camera lenses. We will discuss how the camera changes its focal point to allow the image to become clear.

I will be able to teach students to complete actual experiments in the classroom.

My photography students are new to dslr cameras. we only have one but they are eager to express their artistic side with these great lenses. I have One lens already and hope to add more later.

Although I still have more that I will need, this is a great start.

Thank you for any support!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Wide Angle Lens w/ Essential Photo Bundle - Includes: Altura Photo UV-CPL-ND4, Dedicated Lens Hood, Neoprene Lens Pouch, Camera Cleaning Set • Amazon Business $289.99 1 $289.99
Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens • Amazon Business $129.00 1 $129.00

Materials cost

$418.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$493.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.11

Total project goal

$580.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$580.72

3 Donors

-$580.72

Donations toward project cost

-$493.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.11

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$0.00

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