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Mr. Vanderwerff from San Lorenzo CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Seeing Sound - Technology at Work

The cost of eight Vernier microphones is $417, 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>.

  • $437 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Have you ever wondered what a sound wave looked like? Using Vernier microphones and existing computers, our students will be able to see what the sound waves look like from their own voices and musical instruments. This hardware (computer probeware) not only gives them the opportunity to visualize and analyze data that would not be available to them otherwise, but it also gives them the opportunity to use tools similar to those used by modern scientists. We have started using computer probes in many of our classes, and they have shown to be useful tools in helping students in our highly diverse, low-income high school to delve more deeply into the science of the world around them. Computer probes are a powerful tool to motivate and challenge students academically and to help them realize their own potential as scientists. At a school without a lot of financial resources, our students get used to not having equipment and materials. Through this project, these students will get a strong message that we believe they have what it takes to investigate the world around them using up-to-date tools and technology.

Mr. Vanderwerff
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Microphone for Lab Pro • Vernier Software & Technology $35.00 8 $280.00

Materials cost

$280.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$357.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.53

Total project goal

$436.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$436.26

2 Donors

-$432.28

Donations toward project cost

-$358.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.28

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.31

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$0.00

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