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Mrs. Zysberg from Brooklyn NY is requesting supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Simple Machines Makes Life Easier

My students need science materials to explore, investigate and construct simple machines.

  • $557 goal

This project expired on December 8, 2013.

This project expired on December 8, 2013.

Celebrate Black Teachers and Students

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

Have you ever opened up a can, changed a flat tire, loaded heavy objects, dried your clothes on a clothesline, chopped down a tree, screwed two objects together, rode a bicycle or even gone fishing? SIMPLE MACHINES have made all these activities much easier.

My school is a public, Title 1 elementary school located in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York.

My students come from low income families which does not stop them from excelling. Students at my school have the potential to succeed but lack the materials to get to the point of excellence.

My Project

Pulleys, wedges, inclined planes, screws, wheels and axles and levers are all simple machines. These machines are used everyday to make our lives easier. My students will learn to identify each simple machine, investigate close-up how they work and eventually construct their own simple machines. These lesson will bring science to life in the everyday world.

Supporting this project will not only help my students gain a better understanding of science concepts, they will develop a LOVE of learning in science.

My students will be able to apply the skills they learn in this unit to their everyday lives.

Mrs. Zysberg
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Complete Student Set of Wooden Simple Machines • Nasco $212.75 1 $212.75
Wedge - Student Model • Nasco $33.95 1 $33.95
Pulley Cord - 30-ft. Roll • Nasco $5.20 10 $52.00
Colored Single Pulley - 50 mm Dia. • Nasco $1.55 25 $38.75
Catapult • Nasco $24.95 1 $24.95
Senior Ruler • Nasco $0.81 15 $12.15
Simple Machines Bulletin Board Set • Nasco $10.65 1 $10.65
12" Clearview Ruler • Nasco $0.40 30 $12.00

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