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Ms. Kim from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Coolest Physics Classroom Ever

Help me give my students a warm environment that stimulates scientific thought by adding green, tinted supply caddies for each table, Newton's cradle, 2 lava lamps, and light that projects galactic scenes for the classroom.

  • $226 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach high school physics and mathematics to a very diverse group of students. They elicit within me a range of feelings, but most importantly they motivate me to wake up in the morning and do the best job I can do for them. They are considerate, yet due to their youth, they are quick to judge and I find myself trying to make the best impression on them as possible. I know what I do and say makes a huge difference in the motivation they have in class.

Their malleability, their potential to learn and change, their energy, and the beauty of their youth charges in me passion to make a positive impact on their lives.

My Project

Currently, my classroom is grey, black, and white. I would like to warm up the classroom with some green-tinted supply caddies on each table. I would like to add some more color to it with two lava lamps to start, and a night light that projects a partial scene of the galaxy.

The lava lamps and night light could prompt a discussion regarding viscosity, color, and electromagnetic waves, as well.

We can also discuss the properties of light including reflection, refraction, and diffusion. The Newton's Cradle will add a scientific vibe to the classroom and it will be a good demonstration for explaining conservation of momentum, energy, and waves.

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Ms. Kim
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 140 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
• Amazon Business $28.56 2 $57.12
Newtons Cradle, 5 Pendulum Balls, Big Newtons Cradle Balance, Metal Balls For Office Toys, Physics Toys, Teacher Toys, Steel Ball Toy, Metal Ball Pendulum, Black Wooden (MIRROR) (Mirror+Black) • Amazon Business $28.89 1 $28.89
Schylling 2149 Lava The Original Colormax Lamp with Volcano Decal Base, 4.0" x 4.0" x 14.5", Color Max Volcano Base/White Wax/Clear Liquid/Tri-Colored Globe • Amazon Business $20.47 1 $20.47
LED Night Lighting Lamp -Elecstars Light up Your Bedroom with This Moon, Star,Sky Romantic - Best Gift for Men Women Teens Kids Children Sleeping Aid • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Schylling 2600 14.5-Inch Colormax Lava Lamp with Galaxy Decal Base, • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$146.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$192.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.89

Total project goal

$225.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$225.95

1 Donor

-$225.95

Donations toward project cost

-$192.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.89

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$0.00

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