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Mr. Noll
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Supplies for Next Generation Scientists

My students need an array of scientific gadgetry and building supplies, such as a drill and thermometer, to finish out the year memorably.

My Students

Standardized tests- you know, the ones that shape the opinions of the powers that be on the academic abilities of my students- do an excellent job of assessing one's ability to take a multiple choice test. However, our choices in life exist well beyond the options of A, B, C, or even D.

My students are enthusiastic, capable, and desirous learners with a hunger for curiosity that if channeled in the proper ways could produce an influential next generation of scientists in Arkansas.

Unfortunately, for many, their education thus far has fallen woefully short in matching their excitement about the world around them. Similar to most junior high school students, they are the most excited about learning (translating into higher test scores), when this material is put into the context of projects or the world outside our classroom walls.

My Project

My experience teaching and learning in the sciences has cemented in my mind the integral role of projects as a central component of the learning process. As such, all the requested resources have been selected as durable, reliable and reusable tools for the science lab for years to come. Specifically, I have requested all the materials necessary to build a water bottle rocket launcher for our unit of study on motion and forces (including a power drill to be used in other applications), an IR thermometer which can be used to detect temperature changes at a distance, as well as several computer accessories (2 external hard drives, headphones, and a wireless mouse) which will allow my students to archive, create, and interact with various forms of electronic multimedia in a more advanced manner than our current practices.

Take the next 5 seconds to recall as best as you can the most memorable experience you have had in a science classroom.

My guess is that memory can be placed into one of only a few narrow categories- experimentation, demonstration, or creation. Very few of us would identify note taking, test taking, or definition copying as a seminal moment in our science education. The supplies you are funding in this project are designed to offer memories and inspiration to our next generation of scientists.

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Centon DataStick Waterproof USB Flash Drive 8GB • Quill $16.19 2 $32.38
Sharpie Retractable Pens Blue Ink, Fine • Quill $4.71 5 $23.55
Cordless Drill/Driver Kit, Battery Included, Voltage 12.0, Chuck Size 3/8 In., No Load RPM 0 to 350/0 to 1300, Transmission 2 SpeedMax. Torque 200 in.-lb., Clutch Style Adjustable, Handle Type T-Handle, Ergonomic, Soft Grip, Battery Included (2) 4NNN • Grainger $145.86 1 $145.86
Pipe, Pipe Size 2 In, Length 8 Feet, Schedule 40, Material of Construction PVC, Max Pressure 140 PSI, Max Temp 140 Deg F, Color Clear, Standards NSF 51 Rated, ASTM D.1784, NS14-14, FDA Regulations 175.300, 178.2650, And 178.3790 • Grainger $55.40 1 $55.40
Cement, Low VOC, Size 8 Oz, Color Clear, For Use With PVC Pipes And Fittings Up To 4 Inch, Standards ASTM D 2564, NSF, IAPMO • Grainger $4.21 1 $4.21
Primer, Size 8 Oz, Color Purple, For Use With PVC And CPVC Pipes And Fittings, Standards ASTM F656, NSF, IAPMO • Grainger $4.03 1 $4.03
Apple® Magic Mouse mouse • Best Buy $69.99 1 $69.99
Female Adapter, FNPT x Hub Connection, Material of Construction PVC, Schedule 40, Color White, Standards Cell Class 12454, ASTM D-1784, Package Quantity 1 • Grainger $7.56 1 $7.56
Clean Out Plug, 3 In., MPT Connection, Material of Construction PVC, Schedule 40, Color White, Standards Cell Class 12454, ASTM D-1784, Package Quantity 1 • Grainger $2.95 1 $2.95
RTV Silicone, Tube, 3.0 oz, Red, Temp Range -70 to 650 F, Flash Point Greater Than 250 F, Functional Cure 24 Hrs, Application Time 15 Min, Low Volatile Formula, Sensor Safe, Replaces Gaskets, Seals and Dressings, Includes Nozzle • Grainger $2.95 1 $2.95
Jobber Drill, Standard, List Number -, Number of Pieces 1, General Purpose Grade, High Speed Steel, Black Oxide Finish, Conventional Point, Drill Point (Deg.) 118, Fractional Size (In.) 15/64, Decimal Equivalent 0.2344, Flute Length (In.) 2-5/8, Flut • Grainger $1.49 1 $1.49
Drum Sander, Maximum Cutting Diameter 1/2 Inch, Wood, Fiberglass, Metal and Hard Rubber • Grainger $4.35 1 $4.35
Pipe Reducer or Increaser, Hub Connection, Material of Construction PVC, Schedule DWV, Color White, Standards Cell Class 12454, ASTM D-1784, Package Quantity 1 • Grainger $4.90 1 $4.90
Urbanears - Plattan On-Ear Headphones - Indigo • Best Buy $29.27 1 $29.27
WD My Passport Edge for Mac WDBJBH5000ABK - hard drive - 500 GB - USB 3.0 • Best Buy $97.99 2 $195.98
Mini Infrared Thermometer • Sargent-Welch $80.55 1 $80.55
Ticonderoga Pencils #2, Black Finish • Quill $2.49 10 $24.90
Dunder Mifflin Yellow Paper with Straight Lines, 12-Pack • Quill $7.99 3 $23.97

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