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Mrs. Whittle from Woodbridge VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cells Come Alive with MaKey MaKey

Help me give my students the opportunity to use MaKey MaKey to transform "Cell Models" into live hands-on demonstrations using circuits and computer coding.

  • $872 goal

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My Students

Our school does not have adequate resources to provide a world class education for each student. I believe education is the great equalizer and every child deserves the best we can provide for them. My students come to me with limited background knowledge about nature, science and a keen sense of curiosity.

Our students are inquisitive, and motivated.

When given proper resources they can be extremely creative in solving real-world and classroom problems. Our students would like to explore science at a much deeper level. In the State of Virginia our science curriculum for seventh graders require a high degree of lab experimentation. The students must produce artifacts that demonstrate content mastery; the students are more engaged when they have an opportunity to explore abstract concepts with hands-on activities.

My Project

Learning about cells can be a struggle for young scholars. A cell is microscopic and therefore must be visualized as an abstract construct. The tiny structures inside a cell don't look like anything that students are familiar with. In the past, students memorize the cell structures.

The MaKey MaKey circuit kit will allow students to create animated "Cell Models" that can light up, speak aloud, make sound, or anything their imaginations can come up with.

Using the MaKey MaKey kit with a coding program will help the students learn logical thinking skills they can apply to other learning in novel ways in the future.

Mrs. Whittle
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Makey Makey STEM Pack - Classroom Invention Literacy Kit • Amazon Business $699.95 1 $699.95

Materials cost

$699.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$740.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.67

Total project goal

$871.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$871.12

4 Donors

-$436.00

Donations toward project cost

-$370.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.40

match offer

-$435.12

Match offer toward project cost

-$369.85

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.27

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$0.00

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