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  • $1,468 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Le
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 14 donors
  • $0 still needed

The Physics of Roller Coasters

My students need to go on a field trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain.

My Students

I want my students to think of themselves as scientists by asking questions about everything around them. I want them to be engaged in learning science in our everyday lives and to believe that they can actually become the engineers who build the roller coasters someday.

My students are in the 9th grade taking physics.

They attend an inner city school and are low-income. The majority of them have never been to a theme park because their parents lack the funds and transportation to take them on extra-curricular activities.

My Project

I am requesting a bus to transport students to Magic Mountain. Our school lacks funds for buses due to budget cuts, and for many of my students, this may be their only field trip this school year. In addition, I am requesting funds to supplement the admissions fee. This is important as my school is Title 1, and the students are not able to afford the cost of attending this trip. We plan to fundraiser and ask parents for donations in order to pay for the rest of the tickets fees. The students will learn about energy and engineering designs in conjunction with this field trip. Students will learn the physics behind roller roasters and build their own roller coaster in a class project. This field trip will be the culminating event to our project. At Magic Mountain, students will be collecting data and making and comparing calculations regarding the various roller coasters.

Through your generous donation, you will be supporting future scientists and engineers reach the next phase in their self-perception of what it means to be a scientist.

Your donation will change students' lives by giving them first-hand experience with physics in the real-world.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Component Company Total
Miscellaneous Six Flags Magic Mountain $471.00
Transportation First Student Charter Bus $728.29

Trip cost

$1,199.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,247.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$220.11

Total project goal

$1,467.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,467.39

13 Donors

-$1,042.27

Donations toward project cost

-$941.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$100.99

match offer

-$360.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$306.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$65.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Disney and 13 other donors.

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