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Mrs. Scilingo from Santa Clara CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

There's Science in Music and Sports!

Help me give my students Pocketlab sensors which can be placed into foam soccer balls and footballs and a Digital keyboard to investigate science with sports and music.

  • $1,993 goal

This project expired on March 18, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Although our school is located in the center of the Silicon Valley, 52% of our students are Socioeconomically Disadvantaged, 23% are English Language learners, and 46% qualify for free and reduced lunches. Less than 1/2 of the parents have had some college or graduated from college.

Our students have talents in music, sports, and even playing video games, but these are not often integrated in traditional subjects.

When their personal interests are allowed to be incorporated in their projects, our students shine.

My Project

When students can make connections between multiple fields of study, their motivation in learning increases. When their personal activities can be incorporated into the curriculum, they feel valued by the teacher and may begin to develop a growth mindset in subjects they may consider difficult like math and science.

With the use of Pocket Lab Sensors that can be placed in foam balls, and sensors within Google Science Journal and a digital piano keyboard, students can study the physics of sports and music.

Students will be asked to explore either a sport or musical instrument by observing, explaining, recording, and manipulating objective data to understand the relationship between science, sports, and music.

Mrs. Scilingo
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 128 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PocketLab Sensors - PocketLab Voyager • Nasco $98.00 10 $980.00
Yamaha PSR-E363 PKY 61-Key Keyboard Pack with Headphones, Power Supply, Secure Bolt-On Stand • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
Foam Soccer Ball • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 5 $55.05
Foam Basketball • Kaplan Early Learning Company $10.16 5 $50.80
Foam Football • Kaplan Early Learning Company $8.46 5 $42.30
MU40 Soprano Ukulele • Woodwind and Brasswind $29.99 1 $29.99
PocketLab Maker Kit Without Sensor • Nasco $23.95 1 $23.95
How Football Works • AKJ Education $16.75 1 $16.75
Experimenting With Sound Science Projects • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
The Science Behind Soccer, Volleyball, Cycling • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80

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