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Mrs. Pease from San Diego CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Drill & Sundry Tools for Building & Constructing

Help me give my students a drill, bits, screwdrivers, and pliers to help with their building needs.

  • $359 goal

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My Students

I advise an award-winning robotics program at a Middle School. My husband once described the robotics program like this: “It’s exactly like The Karate Kid, only with robots instead of karate.” He was being facetious, but when I think about it, he may have been on to something.

Like the protagonist in the movie, my students are underdogs.

They live in the community of City Heights, a diverse, high-poverty, and crime-ridden area. All of my students qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. They have to contend with many barriers and obstacles including unequal access to resources. Moreover, they all share a thirst for learning about technology, specifically engineering and robotics.

My Project

As part of the students' robotics competitions that they compete in annually, they have to construct a gameboard. Yes, these middle school students do it on their own with my guidance. They cut pieces of wood and pvc pipes, drill holes, then place screws to attach the various pieces.

In addition to building and constructing the gameboards each year, the students also use the tools in building their robots for the competitions.

Currently we only have one drill so having another one will increase our productivity. Furthermore, through years of use, the screwdrivers and pliers that we currently have need to be replaced.

Mrs. Pease
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DEWALT DCD777C2 20V Max Lithium-Ion Brushless Compact Drill Driver • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
TACKLIFE 26PCS Magnetic Screwdriver Set with Case, Includs Slotted/Phillips/Torx Precision Screwdriver, Repair Tool Kit - HSS1A • Amazon Business $41.97 1 $41.97
DEWALT Titanium Drill Bit Set, 21-Piece (DW1342) • Amazon Business $29.98 1 $29.98
8PCs Mini Pliers Set, Kattool, Long Nose with Teeth, Flat Jaw, Round Curve Needle Diagonal Nose Wire End Cutting Cutter Linesman Plier with Colorful Grips & Nylon Bag • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
DEWALT Black Oxide Drill Bit Set, 20-Piece (DW1177) • Amazon Business $18.44 1 $18.44
WORKPRO 7-piece Pliers Set (8" Groove Joint Pliers, 6" Long Nose, 6" Slip Joint, 7" Linesman, 8" Slip Joint) • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
DEWALT DW2166 45 Piece Screwdriving Set with Tough Case • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44

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