Pulleys and Gears Convert Student Energy Into Science
The cost of this proposal for LEGO pulleys and gears sets and Delta Education classroom force and motion models is $1122, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.
This project expired on March 20, 2007.
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I am a science teacher at Public School 272 in Brooklyn, New York. There are approximately 850 students on register, pre-K through fifth grade, and eighty-two percent of them are eligible for free lunch.
I teach third grade through fifth grade science. My students study work, force and motion. They need to understand these concepts for the state exam. Gaining an understanding of these concepts is also important if the students are to receive a good foundation in science.
I am asking for LEGO sets so that my students can build models that use pulleys and gears to learn about the concepts of force and motion. Through hands-on exploration and using models they've built my students will gain knowledge of how machines reduce work, convert energy, and redirect force. After working with these models students will also draw and label diagrams of these systems. A final project will be for the students to construct a working machine that will convert energy into force and reduce work.
Having these LEGO kits will help my students develop a love for science while learning a great deal.
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