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Dr. Cacciatore from Charlestown MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Heat in Physics Class!

Help me give my students cardboard boxes for their insulating box heat unit engineering project and flashcard supplies for their final exam review.

  • $211 goal

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My Students

I teach at a large urban public high school. Most of the 100 students in my physics classes are recent immigrants. They work incredibly hard to learn English and science at the same time. I consider myself lucky to be their teacher and to help them not only learn physics, but to also learn about all of the many educational and career opportunities they have in this country.

My goal is to inspire them to believe that science is fun and fascinating and compelling, as I do, and at the same time give them the science knowledge and skills they need to succeed in further study in science.

Like most urban schools, my school is under-resourced, and we constantly scramble for supplies. I want the best for my students, and it is hard when I feel like they are being shortchanged because of a lack of supplies and equipment.

My Project

My students are learning physics to prepare them for our state's high-stakes graduation exam. I want to make sure they are ready for the big test and they have the opportunity to connect what they are learning to their every day experiences outside of our class.

Projects like our insulating box heat engineering challenge really engage students in physics concepts.

This project requires a lot of materials -- I need your help to obtain them so we can "Make Heat in Physics" this winter.

Also we will soon be preparing for first semester exams and I find that a personal ring of multi-colored flashcards is an essential tool for students as they review all of the new words and concepts they have learned since September.

Dr. Cacciatore
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Yellow, Pre-sharpened, Class Pack, 576 pencils in box by Madisi • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Small Cardboard Shipping Boxes Mailers 5x5x5 inches Corrugated Packing Cube Kraft Storage Mailing Box, Pack of 25 • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Star Right Blank Flash Cards with Rings in Assorted Colors; 1000 Index Cards - Single Hole Punched with 5 Rings, 2x3 inch for School, Learning, Memory, Recipe Cards and More • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Hefty Disposable Coffee Cups with Lids - 16 Ounce, 20 Count • Amazon Business $7.49 2 $14.98
Charles Leonard Loose Leaf Rings, 1" Diameter, Metallic Assorted Colors, 50 per Bag, 1 Bag (85000) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Smiley FACE - ExcelMark Self-Inking Round Teacher Stamp - Purple Ink • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
Thumbs Up Like - ExcelMark Self-Inking Round Rubber Teacher Stamp - Blue Ink • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
AmazonBasics Thermal Laminating Plastic Laminator Sheets - 8.9 Inch x 11.4 Inch, 50-Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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