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Mrs. Schuh from Mount Vernon WA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Phun with Forces- Physics Roller Coasters- Finding Our Marbles!

My students need cardstock, tape and scissors to make their physics roller coasters original and exciting.

  • $535 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My 6th-grade students are a diverse group of students. A majority of them are English Language Learners, and over 70 percent of them receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch at school. Our school also serves a federally-funded dinner for any student ages 5-18 during the week. We lack the funds to do extra enrichment activities.

I want to provide an experience where the students can build marble and paper roller coasters to show what they have learned in their physics unit.

My Project

Making the cardstock and marble roller coasters will allow the students to design, test and redesign a marble roller coaster with their physics learning in mind. With a budget allocated, and a cost for each piece of track, tape, and marble, the students will cut, fold and tape their ways to an exciting way to demonstrate force, momentum, friction, and acceleration.

The process of collaboration and their criteria and constraints will challenge the students to use their materials wisely, making the best of the materials that they can afford with their budgets.

The students will be learning more than science as they work in teams to meet their challenge.

Mrs. Schuh
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 230 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scotch Magic Tape, 3/4" x 1000", 48/Pack • Staples Advantage $47.30 2 $94.60
Staples 7" Scissors, Navy • Staples Advantage $3.99 20 $79.80
Staples Card Stock Paper, 110 Lbs., White, 8 1/2"H x 11"W, 250 Sheets/Pk • Staples Advantage $6.77 8 $54.16
Staples Tape Dispenser, 1" Core, Black • Staples Advantage $4.49 8 $35.92
Staples Brights Colored Card Stock, 8.5" x 11", Bright Blue, 250/Pack (21101) • Staples Advantage $14.49 2 $28.98
Staples Brights Colored Card Stock, 8.5" x 11", Bright Orange, 250/Pack (21108) • Staples Advantage $14.49 2 $28.98
Staples Brights Colored Card Stock, 8.5" x 11", Bright Light Green, 250/Pack (21103) • Staples Advantage $14.49 2 $28.98
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, Planetary Purple, 250 Sheets/Pack (22871) • Staples Advantage $8.63 2 $17.26
Wausau Astrobrights Colored Card Stock, 8 1/2" x 11", Re-Entry Red, Pack • Staples Advantage $8.17 2 $16.34

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