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Mr. Laybourn from High Ridge MO is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Operation Meter

Help me give my students digital and analog multimeters to help my students understand concepts associated with electricity and circuits.

  • $443 goal

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My Students

My students reside in a mostly rural area south of St Louis. They have common interests in agriculture and sports like most middle school kids but project-based learning has invested many of my students in their education more than any other subject. Basic items like an egg drop, atomic model, and other common labs cause them to work harder than they had in years past. I want to capitalize on this momentum.

I've seen my students really embrace science with our phenomenon based labs and projects; this is visible in increased academic scores and reduced truancy.

This year we had our students speak with astronauts aboard the ISS. This superb event combined with other hands-on projects is proving to be a resounding successes. With our county struggling with poverty and terrible drugs like meth and heroin, keeping kids in school does more than just keep them safe, it also is reflected in a safer community.

The students have been eagerly anticipating the supplies provided by you. DonorsChoose.org is helping them stay involved and active in school.

My Project

The multimeters will augment instruction during our lessons on electricity, technology and circuits. A critical formula in internalizing concepts in these subjects is Ohm's Law or Voltage = Current / Resistance. Though this is a relatively easy formula, students internalize topics more effectively when lessons are combined with hands-on labs.

Our goal is to use the multimeters in labs where students test resistance, voltage and current in common electronic feeds and devices.

Additionally, students will learn how to effectively and safely use a multimeter which is a highly useful tool for everyday use in a household or in many workplace applications.

Mr. Laybourn
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK36539112T Analog Multimeter 1000 Max. AC Volts • Grainger $238.43 1 $238.43
TK36539111T AMPROBE R AM-420 Series Compact - Basic Features Digital Multimeter 9999 Instrument Counts • Grainger $20.54 5 $102.70

Materials cost

$341.13

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$376.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.40

Total project goal

$442.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$442.65

3 Donors

-$442.65

Donations toward project cost

-$376.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.40

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$0.00

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