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Mr. Vessalo from Chicago IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Time Flies When You Are Learning Physics

My students need stopwatches to perform physics experiments.

  • $193 goal

This project expired on February 17, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Ready, Set Go! These aren't just words for the beginning of a track meet event. The proper measurement of time in science is critical to successful experiments and thus learning.

My students are inquisitive, dedicated, excited learners who are excited about applying their classroom knowledge to the experience of actually doing science.

My students are good-natured urban kids come from a wide variety of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, culture and academic abilities. One of the common factors in their lives is the joy they experience not only in learning science, but in doing science.

My Project

Some of the most basic concepts in all of science are those which relate to how objects move through space over time. Whether is is a fly ball in baseball, the motion of a passenger on a train or the motion of the moon as it orbits the earth, the motion of an object through space is necessarily tied to every action in our daily experiences on this earth and in the universe. A simple tool like stopwatches will allow my students to gain a better understanding of not only how solitary objects move through space, but also of the interaction between objects.

To quote Groucho Marx, "Time flies like an arrow and fruit flies like a banana" I need your help to show students how arrows move about over time, how time truly does fly like an arrow and your gift of stopwatches will give me a necessary tool for the study of physics.

As far as fruit flies like bananas, well I will leave that to my biology colleagues.

Mr. Vessalo
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
STOPWATCH + LANYARD MYCHRON(TM) SET/12 • Frey Scientific, Inc. $56.65 2 $113.30

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