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Dr. Cort from Phoenix AZ is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

State-of-the-Art Electronics Learning Center for High School Physics Students

Help me give my students what they need to conduct state of the art electronics experiments

  • $5,794 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our institution is a tuition-free public-charter college-preparatory academy that serves students in the North Phoenix area. Our students are demographically diverse, coming from a broad range of racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds.

Our students are exceptionally focused and committed to a challenging, academically rigorous curriculum.

Each student takes two years of physics and calculus as well as chemistry, biology and a broad range of humanities, classics and fine arts courses. These students are idealistic and driven – eager to get on to college and beyond, where they can engage the issues of the day and make a difference.

Laboratory exercises provide students with an in-depth, immersive experience of the physics principles that we teach in class. Through these opportunities our students acquire a depth of knowledge that enables them to succeed at a much higher level in their university studies. Having access to modern electronics and electrical lab equipment is particularly important to our highly motivated, college-bound students.

My Project

Setting up an Electronics Student Learning Center will transform our classroom environment regarding the learning opportunities that we can offer our students. Currently we can only perform simple, basic physics experiments using largely homemade equipment. This does not allow us to introduce our students to rigorous explorations of advanced phenomena or technologies such as electronics. As a public charter school our annual physics budget is less than $850. The equipment that we need to engage our students around these exciting technologies is beyond our reach, so a Wishes for Teachers grant will finally give our physics students access to challenging, relevant laboratories that reflect the most advanced aspects of our course.

I will also be able to use this equipment for classroom demonstrations, extracurricular projects through our Physics and Engineering Club and for outreach activities with local elementary schools and middle schools.

Dr. Cort
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rigol DS1054Z Digital Oscilloscopes - Bandwidth: 50 MHz, Channels: 4 • Amazon Business $375.00 5 $1,875.00
Whizzotech FLUKE 15B+ F15B+ Digital Multimeter Meter Auto Range AC DC Voltage Current (Fluke 15B+) • Amazon Business $119.99 6 $719.94
Koolertron Upgraded 15MHz DDS Signal Generator Counter,High Precision Dual-channel Arbitrary Waveform Function Generator Frequency Meter 200MSa/s (15MHz) • Amazon Business $99.99 5 $499.95 10 L Cryogenic Container Liquid Nitrogen Ln2 Tank with Straps and Carry Bag • Amazon Business $299.99 1 $299.99
DC Power Supply Variable, Eventek 0-32V 0-5.2A Power Supply Adjustable Regulated Power Supply Digital with Alligator Leads US Power Cord • Amazon Business $59.99 5 $299.95
Wilmad LG-7671-102 Borosilicate Glass Lab Grade Dewar Flask, Cylindrical Shape, 665 mL Capacity • Amazon Business $119.58 2 $239.16
Anbes Soldering Iron Kit, [Upgraded] 60W Adjustable Temperature Welding Tool with ON-OFF Switch, 8-in-1 Screwdrivers, 2pcs Soldering Iron Tips, Solder Sucker, Wire Cutter,Tweezers,Soldering Iron Stand • Amazon Business $18.99 5 $94.95
SH-2 Hot Plate Magnetic Stirrer Mixer Dual Control with 1 inch Stir Bar (New Style) • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
RioRand PP150 100 MHz Oscilloscope Clip Probes with Accessory Kit (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $14.90 3 $44.70
Elenco TL-17 BNC to Alligator Clips Test Lead Set, 48-Inch Total Length • Amazon Business $8.83 5 $44.15
SPARC Nitrogen Regulator 0-600PSI CGA580 Inlet, 1/4" Flare Output 2 Year USA Warranty • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
DOWELL 10-22 AWG Wire Stripper,Wire Crimper And Multi-Function Hand Tool,Professional Handle Design And Refined Craftsmanship. • Amazon Business $6.99 5 $34.95
ELEGOO 130pcs Solderless Flexible Breadboard Jumper Wires Male to Male for Arduino Breadboard • Amazon Business $6.98 5 $34.90
BNTECHGO 24 AWG Magnet Wire - Enameled Copper Wire - Enameled Magnet Winding Wire - 1.0 lb - 0.0197" Diameter 1 Spool Coil Red Temperature Rating 155℃ Widely Used for Transformers Inductors • Amazon Business $16.98 2 $33.96
Remington Industries 20SNSP 20 AWG Magnet Wire, Enameled Copper Wire, 1.0 lb, 0.0331" Diameter, 319' Length, Red • Amazon Business $16.58 2 $33.16
Hilitchi 24-Values 2N2222-S9018 / BC327-BC558 NPN PNP Power General Purpose Transistors Assortment Kit - Pack of 840 • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
13.8"/35cm Long Cryogenic Gloves LN2 Liquid Nitrogen Protective Gloves from U.S. SOLID • Amazon Business $19.69 1 $19.69
Glarks 24 Value 700PCS 0.22NF- 470NF Polyester Film Capacitor Assortment Kit • Amazon Business $18.79 1 $18.79
WYCTIN 60-40 Tin Lead Rosin Core Solder Wire for Electrical Soldering and DIY 0.0236 inches(0.6mm) 0.11lbs • Amazon Business $9.09 2 $18.18
ELEGOO 3pcs MB-102 Breadboard 830 Point Solderless Prototype PCB Board Kit for Arduino Proto Shield Distribution Connecting Blocks • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Hilitchi 675-Piece 15 Values 2N2222-S9018 NPN PNP Power General Purpose Transistors Assortment Kit • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
Treedix 64 Values 1280 pcs Metal Film Resistor High Precision Resistor Resistance Assortment kit for Arduino Respberry Pi Projects • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
200 pcs Inductor Large Assortment 20 Values 1uH to 4.7mH 1/2w 0.5w • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
HiLetgo 5pcs 3.3V 5V Power Supply Module for MB102 102 Prototype Breadboard DC 6.5-12V or USB Power Supply Module • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49

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