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Mr. Borst from Los Angeles CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

To Boldly Go Where No Student Has Gone Before!

My students need lab supplies such as a sound kit, an electronic snap circuit kit, 10 calculators, and other scientific items.

  • $1,185 goal

This project expired on May 14, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The challenge facing my students is a lack of opportunity to conduct experiments. Talking about science and viewing videos on-line is not enough. In order to truly understand, a student must directly experience the phenomenon. That can only be done with lab supplies. We are asking for your help.

We are a poor urban school consisting of Hispanic and Black students.

We focus on making students’ college bound with an emphasis on returning to the community in order to improve the overall quality of life here. We talk about their dreams and what is required to reach that level of success. My students love to build projects from simple supplies that reflect physics principles. They are eager to understand newly observed behavior and assimilate it into a broader paradigm. They want to take what they learn in class and turn it into a profession. Together we connect physics to the world around us and to their desired subjects of study in college. They want to understand why we draw the conclusions that we make. How is data collected and analyzed to explain the behavior of any system? How can general principles be brought to bear unique results? My students are looking to produce real world results by being proactive in cultivating their lives and the members of our community.

My Project

In your donation you will find reusable resources that consist of demonstrations on mechanics, electricity, magnetism, optics, circuits, gravity, sound, and heat. There is also a set of calculators for solving equations and analyzing data. The supplies are simple yet highly effective. Students will be using the lab’s components to explore key fundamental principles. They will be asked to extrapolate out from their discoveries and conceive of new ideas or relate a broader picture to a family of behaviors operating within the boundaries of a system. Students are learning how to think, how to gather information, how to deduce a solution, and how to ask questions. Physics gives my students the ability to see the future and understand it. The quality of their education grows exponentially with every shared experience they have together. Shared experiences allow students to engage in debate, create visualizations, and speculate mind experiments on phenomenon yet to be observed. Thank you.

This project is incredibly important to us.

With so few resources available, we prize every opportunity that comes our way. The broad impact of these supplies will prepare students for college; whereby making a difference in their lives and their future families forever. Physics is more than just numbers and words. It gives us context, meaning, and purpose. It guides us and enables us to reflect on the choices we have made and how to adjust our behavior in order to maximize our potential.

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

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 129 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT INQ INV SOUND • Frey Scientific, Inc. $109.95 1 $109.95
TI-30X IIS CALCULATOR TEACHER KIT SET OF 10 • School Specialty Inc. $180.49 1 $180.49
INERTIA DEVICE EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $13.05 1 $13.05
RING AND DISC INERTIA SET • Frey Scientific, Inc. $33.70 1 $33.70
KIT POTENTIAL ENERGY • Frey Scientific, Inc. $35.55 1 $35.55
BUZZER IN A VACUUM EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $59.40 1 $59.40
KIT ELECTRONIC SNAP CIRCUIT 60-PIECE • Frey Scientific, Inc. $93.55 1 $93.55
KIT INQ INV GRAVITY • Frey Scientific, Inc. $89.95 1 $89.95
TANGENT GALVANOMETER EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $37.35 1 $37.35
APPARATUS 2ND LAW OF MOTION • Frey Scientific, Inc. $16.16 1 $16.16
FREY ECONOMY FREE FALL TUBE EA • Frey Scientific, Inc. $73.75 1 $73.75
OPTICAL BENCH DELUXE 1M • Frey Scientific, Inc. $52.74 1 $52.74

Materials cost

$795.64

Vendor shipping charges

$91.87

State sales tax

$72.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$1,007.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$177.75

Total project goal

$1,184.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,184.99

12 Donors

-$1,084.46

Donations toward project cost

-$1,001.29

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.17

match offer

-$7.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$5.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.05

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$93.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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