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Mrs. Johnston from Livermore CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Step-Up for Physics! Motivate All Students to Study Physics!

Help me give my students equipment needed for the STEP-UP for women and minorities curriculum in physics. We need hook weight sets, mini projectors and more.

  • $672 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our high school is a large suburban high school in a diverse community. It is typical to have children of scientists sitting right next to children of families that live in the government subsidized housing units that are right behind our school and future first generation college students. Yet they all work together in our calculus and physics classes and all provide a unique background and mathe and science experience so all students can succeed. We have about 120 students taking physics this year of which 45% are young woman and 25% have a Hispanic or African American ethnicity.

My Project

I am incorporating the new STEP-UP for Physics curriculum into all levels of my physics classes. This curriculum directly targets women and ethnically diverse groups of students to study physics while at the same time challenging and interesting all students to study physics. Physics remains the most underrepresenting STEM field for women and minorities. The equipment will help make a difference in changing the curriculum to motivate ALL students! There is a project on careers in physics, women in physics, everyday practices, and all lab equipment and activities are gone through to make sure they are lessons where all students independent of gender or ethnicity can thrive.

Mrs. Johnston
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ajax Scientific Steel 9 Piece Deluxe Hook Weight Set, 10g - 1kg • Amazon Business $40.70 7 $284.90
Hot Wheels Race Case Track Set • Amazon Business $11.40 10 $114.00
VANKYO LEISURE 3 Mini Projector, Full HD 1080P and 170'' Display Supported, 2400 Lux Portable Movie Projector with 40,000 Hrs LED Lamp Life, Compatible with TV Stick, PS4, HDMI, VGA, TF, AV and USB • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99

Materials cost

$488.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$44.73

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$570.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.76

Total project goal

$671.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$671.71

3 Donors

-$210.00

Donations toward project cost

-$178.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$461.71

Match offers toward project cost

-$392.45

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.26

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$0.00

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