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  • $579 goal

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Mr. Geiss
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Student Centered Physics Class Needs Computer Based Lab Equipment

My students need some basic computer based lab equipment to facilitate their labs.

My Students

Physics enrollment is growing in my high school! To help make physics accessible to more students I completed a workshop at Cal Poly to learn more about student centered modeling techniques. With some basic computer based lab equipment they will be able to discover the basic principles of physics.

My students go to one of the most diverse high schools in California.

Like many students, their goal is to attend college. To be accepted to a good college students they must take a minimum of two lab-based science classes. In my opinion, physics is a great class because students learn about the world around them as well as develop their critical thinking skills. Providing them with a student centered and hands-on experiences makes this class approachable for a wide range of students.

My Project

We are requesting a small collection of computer based lab equipment to be used in hands-on experiments to discover the way the world works around us. Students will use this equipment to design, execute, collect data and then analyze that data. The sensors will be used to measure the position, velocity, acceleration, and force of/on objects. These sensors are used in conjunction with LoggerPro, to create graphical models of the motion of objects.

Many students (and adults) are afraid of physics because they think it’s so hard.

This project is important because it provides some equipment necessary to help make this physics class student centered. When students are responsible for designing and developing their own experiments, their level of ownership and learning vastly increases. In addition, using technology to collect and analyze data gives them a great technology use background for the future. it

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Force Sensor Dual-Range� • Sargent-Welch $109.09 2 $218.18
Vernier Go! Motion� • Sargent-Welch $109.09 1 $109.09
Photogate Vernier� • Sargent-Welch $45.09 2 $90.18

Materials cost

$417.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$491.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.81

Total project goal

$578.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$578.72

10 Donors

-$574.31

Donations toward project cost

-$491.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 96 students.

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