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  • $768 goal

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Mrs. Vann
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Physics by Inquiry: Electricity

My students need 20 Rechargeable NiMH D Batteries, wires, bulbs, switches, and other components to explore the mystery of electricity.

My Students

How does a light switch work? What is a "circuit," anyway? My students would like to know!

My students are curious, creative, and hungry to learn about how their world works.

Many of them are gifted, and they love to learn through exploration and discovery. My school is located in a low-income neighborhood, but my students are not held back by that. They are hard-working, ambitious, and dedicated.

My Project

I am requesting supplies with which to help my students explore the basics of electricity, such as how simple circuits are formed. With these supplies, my students will learn about electricity by inquiry and discovery, using their own curiosity to guide them in their learning.

Discovery learning is unforgettable learning.

When you learn something by doing it yourself, the lesson lasts far longer than something unexperienced. By letting my students explore electricity for themselves, they will truly internalize the concept.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Energizer(r) Rechargeable NiMH D Batteries, Pack of 2 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $18.95 10 $189.50
Clip Leads, 14 in, Pack of 10 (5 colors) • Carolina Biological Supply Company $9.98 10 $99.80
Knife Switch, Double Pole, Double Throw • Carolina Biological Supply Company $3.18 24 $76.32
Energizer(r) Universal Charger for NiMH AA, AAA, C, D, and 9-V Batteries • Carolina Biological Supply Company $38.00 2 $76.00
Miniature Lamp, 1.5 V, 0.3 A, Pack of 10 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $10.31 5 $51.55
Lamp Receptacle, Plastic Base • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.76 24 $42.24
Battery Holder, Single, D-Cell • Carolina Biological Supply Company $1.89 12 $22.68

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This project will reach 120 students.

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