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  • $547 goal

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Mr. Russo
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Science Goes Viral

My students need access to digitized learning. We will use a GoPro Silver with all of the mounts in order to allow students to create and publish educational videos based on the days lessons.

My Students

Learning science in middle school brings out the hero in students.

Our school attracts students who are interested in learning through the arts.

We are an inner city school with a majority of students on free or reduced lunch. Our school is a rich blend of 20% Asian, 30% African American, 10% Hispanic and 35% white students. More than a third are English language learners. All of them aspire to be actors, dancers, musicians and artists. To study science through the lens of art requires more than facts and information, it must engage students with a sense of life, and vitality.

My Project

I want my students to capture, edit, and post their learning and use that to create scientific discourse about concepts. Screen casting lessons and posting videos of aspects of our lab have opened my students to digital media and how they can show what they have learned to the camera and to the world. Our classroom could be a blend of traditional and digital learning, already our students use "Science Selfies" to show their application of science concepts at home or in the community. I recently went to Space Camp and watched how another teacher uses a GoPro camera to document their experience and share it with the world. The Go Pro, mounts, batter and cables will allow my students and I to record science experiments from a unique perspective. Students can then watch on Youtube to reinforce the lesson.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GoPro - HERO4 Silver Action Camera - Silver • Best Buy Education $349.99 1 $349.99
Switronix - Battery Eliminator 10'Power Extension Cable - Black • Best Buy Education $38.36 1 $38.36
Insignia? - Essential Accessory kit for GoPro? Action Camera • Best Buy Education $28.49 1 $28.49
Lenmar - Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery - Black • Best Buy Education $10.89 1 $10.89

Materials cost

$427.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$464.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.91

Total project goal

$546.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$546.06

1 Donor

-$273.95

Donations toward project cost

-$266.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

match offer

-$232.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$197.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.89

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$39.52

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 210 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and one other donor.

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