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  • $265 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Morey
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

When Pigs Fly (and Every Day) We Learn Physics!

Help me give my students flying pigs and inertia kits in order to help them understand rotational motion.

My Students

My students are all young scientists beginning to discover the wonders of physics and chemistry. We love to explore new concepts and ask questions together. If you came into my classroom, you might see us trying to shoot marbles through a "ring of fire" or titrating juice to determine the amount of acid.

My students are wonderful, curious, young people.

They work hard to support each other, and we love to have fun while learning physics and computer science. They are dedicated to their community, and each student at our school commits to performing at least 25 hours of community service each year. Over 70% of students in our district have a first language other than English, and nearly 65% are economically disadvantaged. This means our students face barriers to learning physics and chemistry far beyond just the difficulty of tackling such challenging subject matter.

My Project

Rotational motion is one of the most challenging concepts for new physics students. Students need to learn how to measure angular quantities and apply these quantities to complex situations.

These flying pigs will allow students to take data on a rotating object and develop a deeper understanding of rotational motion while having fun!

They'll take video of the pig, analyze the video and determine the angular velocity and forces acting on the pig.

Additionally, the inertia demonstration discs will allow students to physically feel what happens when you change the rotational inertia of a rotating object. They'll get to examine how changing the center of mass changes the object's motion.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT VARIABLE INERTIA • Ward's Science $19.13 6 $114.78
FLYING PIG • Ward's Science $12.89 6 $77.34

Materials cost

$192.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$225.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.71

Total project goal

$264.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$264.71

4 Donors

-$196.00

Donations toward project cost

-$168.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.90

Matching donations from our partners

-$66.94

Match offers toward project cost

-$56.90

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.04

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by An anonymous classroom supporter and 5 other donors.

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