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Mrs. Luther from Medina TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

May the Force Be With You!

Help me give my students enough force tables to create a lab environment for experimentation and exploration of vector concepts.

  • $775 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

These students are the most energetic, curious and persistent learners! They learn best, not through direct instruction, but through exploring concepts themselves. They are self-driven and ask "what if" questions until all possible outcomes are exhausted. This class represents a broad spectrum of student interests such as those that will pursue higher education and those that will tackle a technical degree or certification.

I love seeing these students collaborate and learn together even though their post secondary pursuits will be very different.

My Project

I have asked numerous post-secondary physics students "What concept have you had the most trouble with in college?" Overwhelmingly the answer has been "vector quantities".

The force table allows students to experiment with different force vectors to understand that more than one applied force can be "resolved" into one equivalent force by the use of simple trigonometry.

I currently have one force table for demonstration but have found that students want to manipulate and experiment with the table themselves to discover the relationship of two or more force vectors. Additional force tables would be invaluable for these students to discover the world of vectors.

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Student Force Table • Nasco $187.95 3 $563.85

Materials cost

$563.85

Vendor shipping charges

$56.38

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$658.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$116.24

Total project goal

$774.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$774.93

1 Donor

-$774.93

Donations toward project cost

-$658.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$116.24

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$0.00

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