In the past decade, Physics education has changed drastically. The prevalence of laser-controls, robotics, 3-D printing, and virtual reality devices has made it imperative that our instructional practices be updated. Unfortunately, the equipment to accomplish this goal is expensive. I am seeking to upgrade the Physics lab capabilities to address these needs. We would like to purchase several laboratory-grade lasers, robotics equipment, and virtual reality viewers and related software. These items will greatly enhance our ability to prepare our students for what they will almost certainly need after high school.
The lasers are most expensive item, running around $400.00 each. The robotics workshop is about $200.00 each and the VR viewers can be purchased for around $20.00 each. We would appreciate any amount anyone could donate. It adds up.
Ideally, we need about 3 lasers, 2 robotics workshops, and 20 VR viewers.
In order to use the AVID curriculum to its best standard my classroom is in need of 4 whiteboard easels. Students use the easels to work through problems they are having in other classes during tutorials. The students run the tutorials so that they OWN the material. Any help toward my goal would be greatly appreciated.
109.99 Whiteboard Easel x 4 = 439.96
I would like $75 to purchase a few nice wooden chess boards for my classroom. I’d like to hold a lunch time chess club for students that want to learn chess. I believe it will help their concentration.