Photogates for Studying Motion

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  • My Class Needs photogates to use technology to study motion

    Launched October 12th, 2017 Project Deadline January 30th, 2018
    Classroom Size 30 Students School Size 1500 Students

    My Students

    This project will benefit many different classes and students in our school. Classes this will be used in include Science 10, Physics 11, Physics 12, Physics AP1, Physics AP2, and Science and Technology 11. This covers a wide range of students, but they all benefit from and enjoy hands on labs and activities, which encourage deeper understanding of the material as well as the ability to apply it in a practical context.

    How will this project impact them?

    This equipment will be used to analyze motion in science and physics classes. Rather than needing to be able to attach a ticker tape in order to study the motion of an object, the photogates can be used to study the motion of almost any object. It will also enable students to compare the results and analyze the accuracy of multiple technologies used in data collection. In addition, our school has an active Physics Club which will be able to use this equipment to help prepare for the competitions that they compete in and projects that they work on.

  • Where the $1297.73 goes


    Visual Scientifics Photogate Sensor


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    $310.05 x 3 = $930.15
    Shipping & Handling $0.00
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $111.62
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $16.30
    Project cost excluding donation to support $1,103.07
    Optional donation to support *** $194.66
    Project cost including donation to support $1,297.73
    0 donors -$0.00
    Still needed $1,297.73

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the physical costs of processing teacher and student thank-you letters and pictures, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

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by Ms. McKay

I'm a science teacher in the Burnaby School District. I'm currently teaching students from Grade 8 - 12, both general science and physics. I work with the Physics Club and the After School Math/Science Support at my school.

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