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Mr. Burgess from San Leandro CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

May the Forces, in Physics, be With you!

Help me give my students a laptop for measuring forces and working with physics simulators.

  • $1,728 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students at our amazing urban school are extremely diverse, anxious to learn, and ready to connect with school culture and the world. Our district is one of the most diverse in California with many languages, cultures, and proficiency levels. Many of our students come anxious and ready to learn.

As in ecosystems, diversity is an asset in our urban Title I school.

There are still populations of students who feel disconnected and alienated from school culture. Besides academics we are constantly focused on social skills, and problem solving.

My Project

My eighth grade science class needs a new MacBook Air computer to interface with force and magnetic sensors, as well as biometric sensors that read blood pressure, heart rate, and pH.

Measuring physics forces is engaging and relevant to students but they need a back up computer because so many of our chromebooks are old and falling apart.

I have sent one device five times to get fixed and it still doesn’t work. Reliable technology is essential in any science classroom in this day and age. Even state tests are administered on computers.

Please help funding to secure the tech we desperately rely on.

Mr. Burgess
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple MacBook Air with Retina display - 13.3' - Core i5 - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - US • Best Buy Education $1,299.99 1 $1,299.99

Materials cost

$1,299.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$118.95

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,468.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$259.14

Total project goal

$1,727.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,727.58

8 Donors

-$1,525.81

Donations toward project cost

-$1,298.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$227.37

Matching donations from our partners

-$200.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$170.00

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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