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Ms. K. from Chula Vista CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Magnetic Levitation is the Future!

My students need to understand the future of environmentally friendly transportation by learning about magnetic levitation. Through the aluminum track and DC power supply we will build our very own version of the Black Panther Maglev!

  • $561 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The majority of our students are Hispanic or Latino, and 60% are socioeconomically disadvantaged. A large number of our students are first-generation college bound, and it is the school's philosophy to ensure that 100% of our students have the opportunity to continue into higher education. A large number of our student body has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) because of special needs. My students are high school freshmen, who are curious and constantly asking why. They are caring, hardworking, empathetic, imaginative, and passionate future leaders. They are thoughtful and dedicated.

My students are dreamers, explorers, and deep thinkers.

They are not used to getting handouts in life, they work hard for every experience!

My Project

Transportation has been changing dramatically. My students have been researching the future of transportation and we settled on magnetic levitation and the Hyperloop.

My students will learn how to build their very own magnetic levitation vehicles using copper coils, batteries, and magnets.

In the second phase of the project, students will learn how to use the aluminum track which will be powered on by a DC power supply. Using electricity, China and Germany are the first to create commercial magnetic levitation transportation which accelerates over 300 miles per hour. My students will learn how to make their own magnetic levitation vehicles using only foam core and magnets. After researching aerodynamics, the center of mass, magnetism and magnetic fields we will put everything to the test by racing it on the track.

Magnetic levitation is somewhat new to science and my students have quickly learned to love to play with the levitation principles. Once they can see how electricity turns a magnet into a semiconductor they will be ready for their future-technological transportation!

Ms. K.
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
Pitsco Aluminum Maglev II Magnetic Levitator Track, 8' Length • Amazon Business $160.00 1 $160.00
Tekpower TP3005T Variable Linear DC Power Supply, 0 - 30V @ 0 - 5A with Alligator Cable and Power Cord, Linear type is much better than Switching type • Amazon Business $79.95 1 $79.95
OOK 50162 20 Gauge, 50ft Copper Hobby Wire • Amazon Business $4.74 9 $42.66
Pacon Foam Board, 20 x 30 Inches, 3/16-Inch Thick, White, 10 Sheets (5553) • Amazon Business $33.56 1 $33.56
X-bet MAGNET TM 100 pcs Ceramic Magnets - Tiny 18 mm (.709 inch) Round Disc - Rare Earth Magnets Bulk for Crafts, Science & hobbies - Perfect for Refrigerator, Whiteboard, Fridge • Amazon Business $16.55 2 $33.10
DC Motor 9 Pcs 1.5-6V 15000RPM Rectangular Mini Electric Motor for Electric Toys by Topoox • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
AmazonBasics AAA Performance Alkaline Batteries (36 Count) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
E6000 230010 Craft Adhesive, 3.7 Fluid Ounces • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

Materials cost

$403.17

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.89

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$476.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.02

Total project goal

$560.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$560.13

5 Donors

-$256.81

Donations toward project cost

-$238.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

match offer

-$280.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$238.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.01

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$23.26

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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