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Mrs. Driskill from Bolivar MO is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shedding 'Light' on the Atom

My students need the tablet with cover and the green screen so we can create green screen videos as lesson assessments. They need the glowing balloons and highlighters so they can learn with a blacklight!

  • $515 goal

This project expired on July 27, 2018.

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My Students

We are nestled between Springfield and Clinton, in the Ozark mountains. We are the 'big town' in our county since we have Wal-Mart and restaurants, but we are a far cry from big city life! We have about 200 students per grade level and they are from urban and rural communities extending about 30 miles around Bolivar, Missouri. We have a lot of farms, a large medical facility, and a college.

Our students have spent most of their life in Bolivar, Missouri so we work hard to bring the world to our students.

We have Chromebooks and that helps a lot! Thank you Google for bringing awesome, free apps to education! Our whole district is in the process of innovating our curriculum and my students and I take the first leaps in trying new technology.

My students have built websites, created their own blogs, learned to program science review games, produced class videos, designed and completed passion projects - all in the name of science! We consider ourselves to be leaders in our school and we are always excited to learn something new!

My Project

I would love to have my Chemistry students use the tablet camera and the green screen to capture themselves at different locations around the globe so they can fully explain their understanding of Chemistry concepts. For example, students could go to the beach and talk about the kinetic energy they feel from the sand or they could take a rocket into space and explain how air pressure changes as they move through the atmosphere. The options are endless!

I would like to use the glow in the dark stars, balloons and markers so students can sit in the room with black lights (already own these) and learn about Chemistry.

For one, UV radiation is an excellent example of the EM spectrum and the glowing stars, balloons and markers can be explained by the Bohr model of the atom. In addition, we can use the balloons to model kinetic theory. A solid remains still, a liquid begins to move and a gas is all over the place!

In general, I would use these supplies to continue to teach like a pirate and engage my students with exciting and relevant learning opportunities!

Mrs. Driskill
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Lenovo Tab 10 Tablet, 10.1" HD Touchscreen, Qualcomm Quad-core Processor 1.30GHz, 1GB Memory, 16GB Storage, Wifi, Bluetooth, Webcam, Up to 10 hours battery life, Android 6.0 OS • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99
Julius Studio Photo Studio Kit 6 x 9 ft. Green White Black Muslin Backdrop Screen & Supporting System, Umbrella Reflector, Light Bulb, Soft Box Light Diffuser, Socket, Tripod Light Stand, JSAG195 • Amazon Business $144.99 1 $144.99
EXPO 80078 Low-Odor Dry Erase Set, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Piece, Includes 5 Color Flag Set • Amazon Business $8.48 6 $50.88
DirectGlow Brand Set of 25 Assorted 11 inch UV Blacklight Reactive Latex Balloons (6 Color Mix) • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Sharpie 25025 Tank Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Fluorescent Yellow, 12-Count • Amazon Business $5.29 2 $10.58
Infiland Lenovo Tab 2 A10/ Lenovo TAB-X103F Tab 10 Case, Ultra Slim Lightweight Tri-Fold Cover for Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70/ Tab 2 A10-30/ Tab 3 10 Business TB3-X70/ TAB-X103F Tab 10 10.1" Tablet, Black • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Great Explorations Wonder Stars Super Kit • Amazon Business $9.71 1 $9.71
Mr Shield For Lenovo Tab 2 A10-70 10.1 Inch Premium Clear Screen Protector [3-PACK] with Lifetime Replacement Warranty • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Glow in the Dark Planet Stick-Ons • Amazon Business $3.49 1 $3.49

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