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  • $324 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Bocande
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

See Behind the Lenses

My students need optical benches. This will allow them to grasp topics of light, lenses, and mirrors.

My Students

My students spend a typical day doing theoretical Physics. They learn about Physics laws and common equations used. Once a week they engage in laboratory experiments. These experiments are the highlight of the class. Unfortunately, we are limited in materials.

My school is located in South Los Angeles and is a title one school.

My students are minority students, African-Americans and Hispanics. They are eager to learn and try new things. They work hard and believe in education. Most of them embrace the challenges that the study of Physics brings.

My Project

In a typical optic problem, students have to calculate the focal distance of different lenses. They have to determine by calculations the magnification of the image. Also, students are able to deduct the characteristics of the image (real, virtual, upright, inverted, reduced, and enlarged). Therefore, a visual is a must. With this project, my students will conduct laboratory experiments to calculate the focal distance of different lenses. My students need optical benches. They will also use combinations of lenses and observe images formed. This project will open their universe. My students will understand how the eye, eye glasses, and optical instruments work.

My students will learn about lenses, mirrors, and light.

They will make connections between the theory and the experimentation. This project will open their universe. My students will understand how the eye, eye glasses, and optical instruments work.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
OPTICAL BENCH DELUXE 1M • Frey Scientific $66.56 3 $199.68

Materials cost

$199.68

Vendor shipping charges

$23.96

State sales tax

$18.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$274.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.51

Total project goal

$323.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$323.42

2 Donors

-$161.70

Donations toward project cost

-$137.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.25

match offer

-$161.72

Match offer toward project cost

-$137.46

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.26

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 180 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by KIA Motors America and 2 other donors.

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