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Mr. Serna from Victoria TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Watching Music Go Up In Flames!!

Help me give my students a fun way to combine sound energy and fire!

  • $181 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work at an amazing school! Our students love school and love to be here. We actually had the highest attendance rate in the district! The students are a very nurturing and caring group. They support each other and are always willing to help out to see others succeed. As the music teacher, I get to see every student (about 560) once a week.

Our campus was affected by hurricane Harvey.

We had several families displaced for extended periods of time, including new students from more severely affected areas. I believe that experiences in music class give students a chance to express all of their emotions, in a creative, constructive way.

My Project

In music class, we speak briefly about the air vibration and the science behind music and sound. But it tends to be a bit abstract, as these vibrations are largely unseen. I would like to create another way to demonstrate sound waves. These materials will be used to create a "Rubens' Tube" that we can use on our annual science night.

Using propane and a perforated steel tube, we can use flames to show standing waves that can be manipulated by the students.

Using different music, sound effects, and even their own voices, we will see the relationship between sound waves and sound pressure in a fun, exciting way!

Mr. Serna
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK27264382T Galvanized Steel Quick Fit Duct 4 Duct Fitting Diameter 59-14 Duct Fitting Length • Grainger $28.70 1 $28.70
TK27264383T Stainless Steel End Cap 4 Duct Fitting Diameter 2-14 Duct Fitting Length • Grainger $27.00 1 $27.00
TK27265603T Single Wall Vent Pipe Hanger 4 For Use With Ameri Flex Single Wall Pipe Provides 1-12 Spacing • Grainger $8.04 3 $24.12
TK27264387T PVC Tubing SAE 14 Inside Dia. 38 Outside Dia. • Grainger $19.93 1 $19.93
TK27264385T Low Lead Brass Tee with Tee Fitting Style • Grainger $7.76 1 $7.76
TK27264384T Brass Hose Barb with Straight Fitting Style 12 Thread Size • Grainger $3.56 2 $7.12
TK27264386T 12x1 O.D. Flat Washer Steel Low Carbon Zinc Plated PK50 • Grainger $5.01 1 $5.01
TK27264388T Round 014 Medium Hard Buna N O-Ring 0.489 I.D. 0.629O.D. 100PK • Grainger $1.79 1 $1.79

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