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Ms. Kolz from Green Bay WI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Break It, Make It!

Help me give my students tools, cardboard, and duct tape that will give them hands on STEAM experiences!

  • $549 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach science in Howard-Suamico, a suburb of Green Bay, Wisconsin, in a 7th and 8th grade school with over 900 students!

Middle school learners are unique.

It's at this time of adolescent life where my students experience both physical and emotional acceleration of growth and development. As a result, they are often sensitive and tired but also social and curious about the world around them.

My students are truly engaged when doing hands on activities. Their curiosity and creativity shine through active learning. Learning through tactile experiences help my students develop other learning skills and is essential for intellectual growth.

My Project

My students are creative and eager to work with their hands. I want to give my students hands on STEAM experiences through a Breakerspace that I am creating in my classroom!

A Breakerspace is a collaborative work space where students have the opportunity to safely explore how common household items work by disassembling them!

My Breakerspace will have various small electronics and appliances for students to take apart and discover what's inside and see how they work! It will be a great place for students to wonder, tinker, explore and discover! Donations thru Donors Choose of small tools such as precision sized screwdriver sets, pliers, wire and metal cutters, students are able to disassemble items allowing them to get inside and understand how these objects operate. After students take apart the items in the Breakerspace they can repurpose the parts and use their creativity to make new things! Their creativity will be enhanced with the addition of tools and materials such as glue, beads, yarn, plastic wheels and googly eyes!

It is my hope that with the support of Donors Choose, I will be able to create a Breakerspace in my classroom to stimulate and inspire my middle schoolers. To give them a new place to work that has no guidelines, timelines or benchmarks.

Ms. Kolz
Grades 6-8

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This project will reach 110 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
IRIS 5 Quart Stack & Pull Box, 10 Pack • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75
Chenille Kraft Company Pom-Poms, Assorted Sizes, Assorted Colors, Box Of 1200 • Amazon Business $14.25 2 $28.50
The Beadery 1-Pound Bag of Mixed Craft Beads • Amazon Business $10.98 2 $21.96
IRIS 4-Drawer Rolling Storage Cart with Organizer Top, White • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Wiss M3R MetalMaster 1-3/8-Inch Cut Capacity 9 3/4-Inch Straight, Left, and Right Cut Compound Action Snip • Amazon Business $9.97 2 $19.94
Hot Glue Gun, TopElek Mini Glue Gun Kit with 50pcs Glue Sticks, High Temperature Melting Glue Gun for DIY Small Projects, Arts and Crafts, Home Quick Repairs,Artistic Creation(20 Watts, Blue) • Amazon Business $9.69 2 $19.38
Screwdriver Set, Laptop Tool Kit Tiny Screwdriver Set Precision Screwdriver Set Precision Repair Tool Kit Electronics Screwdriver Set Computer Repair Kit for Laptop PC Macbook iPhone, 33 PCS • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Pacon Remnant Yarn Pack, 5 Lb. • Amazon Business $18.91 1 $18.91
Corrugated Cardboard Sheets - 24-Pack Flat Cardboard Sheets, Cardboard Inserts for Packing, Mailing, Crafts - Kraft Brown, 12 x 12 inches • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Stanley FMHT62052 6 Piece FatMax Diamond Tip Screwdriver Set • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $16.68 1 $16.68
58 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Set, Magnetic Driver Kit with 42 Bits,Professional Electronics Repair Tool Kit f with Portable Bag for Repair iPhone, Cell Phone, iPad, PC, MacBook and Other Electronics • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
WP-TT 200pcs Plastic Roll 2mm Dia Shaft Car Truck Model Toys Wheel (30mmx9mm ) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
WORKPRO 7-piece Pliers Set (8" Groove Joint Pliers, 6" Long Nose, 6" Slip Joint, 7" Linesman, 8" Slip Joint) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
BDEALS Set of 3 Freezer Refrigerator Organizer Trays Bins, Pantry Cabinet Storage Organization, Fridge Fruits Vegetables Containers Storage Baskets for Kitchen/Bathroom Vanity • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
New: Heavy Duty Silver Duct Tape - 3 Roll Multi Pack Industrial Lot – 30 Yards x 2 inch Wide – Large Bulk Value Pack of Grey Original Extra Strength, No Residue, All Weather, Tear by Hand • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Striveday™ 30 AWG Flexible Silicone Wire Electric wire 30 gauge Coper Hook Up Wire 300V Cables electronic stranded wire cable electrics DIY BOX-1 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
JORESTECH Eyewear Protective Safety Glasses, Polycarbonate Impact Resistant Lens Pack of 12 (Multi-Colors) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Artlicious - 1000 Natural Wooden Food Grade Popsicle Craft Sticks • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Best Titanium Scissors - 5 Pack - 8" Blade - (STRONG TITANIUM STEEL) - Comfortable Soft Handles in a Variety of Colors - Multi-Purpose Shears - Perfect for Cutting Paper, Fabric, Photos, & More • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Elmer's E7010 Carpenter's Wood Glue, Interior, 8 Ounces (2-Pack) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Stanley 89-858 6-3/8-Inch Diagonal Cutting Plier • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
Performance Tool W15MP MET Combo Wrench Set • Amazon Business $8.32 1 $8.32
Best Choice 8-oz. Stubby Claw Hammer with Magnetic Nail Starter • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
TEKTON 30812 Double-Faced Soft Mallet, 35 mm • Amazon Business $7.51 1 $7.51
Stanley 90-947 6-Inch MaxSteel Adjustable Wrench • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
550 Pieces Nail and Brad Assortment 7 Different Sizes! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Bilipala 100Pcs Self Adhesive Wiggle Eyes Googly Eyes Animal Eyes Stickers, Black • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
AmazonBasics Assorted Size and Color Rubber Bands, 0.5 lb. • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

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