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Ms. Rymer from Bronx NY is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Pinball Physics for 5th Graders!

My students need to experience the effects of forces in this fun, hands-on way by taking part in the Modern Pinball project.

  • $655 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are English Language Learners. They come from Vietnam, Yemen, Barbados, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nigeria, Cambodia, and Bangladesh!

My students learn best with interactive, hands-on learning which helps them build vocabulary.

As they learn English as a new language, my students are also learning academic content such as science and social studies as they learn English.

This project will give students the chance to conduct observations and to learn science vocabulary in a way that promotes general knowledge of physics and is just plain fun.

My Project

This trip will let students experience things many of them never have! Going to Manhattan for one. Playing pinball for another. But also, what other time in their lives are they going to get a chance to see a pinball machine taken apart so that they can feel the effects of an electromagnet and see how it works? Students have already studied magnets and closed circuits. Now we want to build on that prior knowledge through this exciting field trip.

What better way to experience how friction, magnetism, and gravity affect moving objects than through pinball??

This project, developed by me and Modern Pinball owner Steven Zahler was previously featured in a Teacher's College video on creative ways to teach science when I was teaching a previous class. I would like to have this year's 5th graders get access to the same wonderful project. Will you help us?

Ms. Rymer
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Activity Modern Pinball $518.70

Trip cost

$518.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$556.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$98.20

Total project goal

$654.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$654.68

2 Donors

-$628.21

Donations toward project cost

-$556.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.73

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.47

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$0.00

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