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Mr. Herskowitz from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Fast, Furious, and Physics!

Help me give my students Hot Wheels track and cars so they may learn about the forces of motion, as well as the concepts of potential and kinetic energy through hands on learning.

  • $583 goal

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My Students

Recently our school became a S.T.E.A.M. magnet school and we could not be more excited! Our middle school students are mostly bused in from outside our population of almost 600 students and growing!. Our Special Education scholars represent approximately one quarter of our school population Teachers and students work together to become life long learners.

We are a Title I school based on our families' financial levels and every student is entitled to free lunch.

. This project will incorporate several different classrooms, covering both general education and special needs students.

My Project

My students are learning about the concepts of energy. We have a S.T.E.A.M. lab with a only a few pieces of track and about 3 cars to create a run. I want my students to be able to experiment with the forces of physics through the creation of what we call "marble runs" using marbles or a couple of old hot wheels cars.

We are learning about potential (stored) and kinetic (motion) energy through the use of familiar objects.

The students will have the opportunity to work in groups with general education science classes to understand how to create runs to explore their physics concepts.

Mr. Herskowitz
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hot Wheels Track Builder Straight Track with Car, 15 Feet - Styles May Vary • Amazon Business $11.99 9 $107.91
Hot Wheels Straight 172 ft.Track, 100 Pack [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $78.74 1 $78.74
Hot Wheels Track Builder Curve Pack • Amazon Business $14.99 5 $74.95
Hot Wheels 4-Lane Elimination Race Track Set (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
Hot Wheels Basic Car 50-Pack (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $49.00 1 $49.00
Hot Wheels Car & Mega Track Pack • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Toysmith Marbles in a Tin Box • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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