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Ms. B. from Bronx NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Goes Global Through Multi-Media

My students need an LCD projector to connect science inquiry to our planet using video resources and online data collection.

  • $570 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Short videos of science in the real world can transport curious minds to the outer edge of our universe or the intricacies of a living cell. Web-based inquiry allows students to access authentic data and publish their own. My young scientists need a class digital projector!

My students are inner city 8th graders attending a public school in a low-income area.

The students' families come to New York from many different countries, with many students learning English as their second language. They are bright young minds emerging, often from situations of great challenge, in a school that encourages them to express themselves. As middle school students, many of them are in the midst of finding their niche and discovering passions- athletics, art, building, speaking, writing... Although their curiosity of the natural world is inspiring, misconceptions about the nature of reality abound. Living in an urban environment, many of the students have limited experience in the natural world or traveling outside of our neighborhood. While they are eager to engage, many struggle to make connections between their world and the world at large in science. This is a key time in their lives to begin to imagine themselves as scientists and global citizens.

My Project

Middle school is too often the time when students- especially girls and students of color- begin to struggle in science and see a gap between their identity and the type of person who does science. There are two major ways that this projector can enhance my students' scientific engagement. First, showing short videos as part of a lesson help break down abstract concepts for visual learners and help students to make connections from classroom learning into real life. Videos excite curiosity and inspire deeper engagement in a topic. Second, students will access authentic data from data bases such as NOAA, NASA and GLOBE. They can also record and share their findings with other student learners through educational websites and video networking. In these ways, more students can contribute to our collective scientific understanding and see themselves as scientists. Please help inspire my students by donating a projector.

Our nation and our globe is in need of more of these passionate young people to enter the field of science seeing through lenses of social justice.

In addition, lower income, minority students in under-funded public schools stand a sharp disadvantage to success. Empowering the students with resources to connect with science in the world will help prepare them for higher education and encourage more of them into the field of science.

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Ms. B.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Epson VS210 - LCD projector • Best Buy $430.99 1 $430.99

Materials cost

$430.99

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$484.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.49

Total project goal

$569.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$569.94

15 Donors

-$560.00

Donations toward project cost

-$483.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$1.12

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