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Mrs. Swinford from Lookout Mtn GA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Our Solar System

My students need to be able to build a model of our solar system out of clay. Students will use the Play Dough during a STEM day!

  • $188 goal

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My Students

My students LOVE learning! They are a diverse group of students from different backgrounds and environments. Despite their differences, they are caring toward each others, and they care about their academic growth. As with most classes, there is a tremendous range of academic levels, and I hope to meet each student where he or she is and to push each student to reach his or her highest potential.

My students have a natural curiosity about the world around them, and I hope to capitalize on that curiosity and interest to keep them engaged and learning.

These students are used to a school culture that promotes intrinsic motivation, rather than external rewards. My students work hard and typically give me their best, and I want to make school a fun place for them to be!

My Project

Students will use math and clay to build a scaled model of the solar system! This will be a STEM project that will require students to apply what they have learned. Students will also place the clay in the correct location showing the scaled distance from the sun. Students will use the Play Dough to create scaled models of each planet in our solar system. They will use research and math practice to determine the correct size of each planet. This will be an excellent visual for students.

This will be an engaging, hands-on lesson that students will remember forever!

It incorporates math, art, and science.

Mrs. Swinford
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 36 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Szsrcywd Air Dry Clay,DIY 36 Colors Ultra Light Modeling Clay Magic Crafts Kit with Tools • Amazon Business $9.97 7 $69.79
Post-it Super Sticky Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Rio de Janeiro Collection, 24 Pads, 70 Sheets/Pad, Cabinet Pack (654-24SSAU-CP) • Amazon Business $19.69 1 $19.69
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive), Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $17.75 1 $17.75
Adding Machine/Calculator Roll, 2-1/4"x150 ft White 12/Pack, UNV35715 • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22

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