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Mr. Estrada from San Diego CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tensegrity Furniture

Help me give my students the necessary components to build their tensegrity structures.

  • 5 donors
  • $376 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a high school teacher, I'm constantly aware of the approaching departure of my students into the adult world. Many of them are preparing for college, finding jobs, and thinking about their futures in concrete ways for the first time. While there is definitely a broad range, many of my students receive free or reduced price lunch.

Because of their economic status, large numbers of my students feel disadvantaged as they transition out of high school.

They work hard to learn and succeed. What motivates me as a teacher is giving every student the chance to use professional tools and equipment to make something that they're proud of.

My Project

We are building structures in the Physics shop that rely on tension to support human weight. In order for the furniture to be safe for human use we will need some professional grade tension equipment, such as the wires, turnbuckles and screw eyes included in this project

There's no better way for students to learn and show off their learning in Physics than by building something in the real world.

By helping fund the hardware of these furniture projects you will be helping students to apply their knowledge of physics to build full scale tension furniture.

Mr. Estrada
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Penta Angel M4/M5/M6 Stainless Steel 304 Eye & Eye Turnbuckle (M6, 5PCS) • Amazon Business $15.19 4 $60.76
Stainless Steel 316 Chain 1/8" (3mm) Medium Link Chain 50' in Poly Bag • Amazon Business $58.99 1 $58.99
LuckIn 1/8" Deck Railing Cable with Cutter, T316 Stainless Steel, 7x7 Strands Construction, String Lights Hanging Wire, 300ft • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
HEVERP 20PCS 1/8 Inches M3 Stainless Steel Wire Rope Cable Clip Clamp • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96
HangDone Eye Screws 3/16" x 2-Inch 20-Pack, Zinc Plated • Amazon Business $6.99 5 $34.95
HEVERP 50 PCS M3 Stainless Steel Thimble for 1/8 Inches Diameter Wire Rope • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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