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Ms. Pigford from Bossier City LA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Channeling our Inner Electrician with Snap Circuits!

Help me give my students hands-on experience building energy projects with Snap Circuits!

  • $581 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 4th-grade students at a Title I elementary school focusing on learning major science concepts such as force and motion, energy transfers, animal adaptations, erosion, and many more. We have a very high percentage of special education students and English-language learners (ELL). In addition to tackling complex topics in science, my students face many other challenges such as poverty, hunger, homelessness, and abuse. Ninety-seven percent of our student population qualify for free or reduced lunch. Despite the problems they face, this group of students continuously impresses me with their positive attitudes, creativity, and eagerness to learn.

They are our future engineers and scientists in the making!

My Project

Traditionally our energy unit is the hardest for students to comprehend during the year. The unit consists of force and motion, energy transfers, wave properties, electricity, energy sources, and types of energy (sound, light, heat, motion, solar, etc.). The area my kiddos seem to struggle with the most is electricity and circuits. I believe project-based learning experiences will help them overcome their difficulties with this area.

Project-based learning improves problem-solving and collaboration skills.

The goal of this project is to provide hands-on, small-group experiences to better aid my students with gaining, retaining and applying new content. I selected the classic Snap Circuits because of its variety of circuitry projects. Students will improve their problem-solving skills by creating AM radios, burglar alarms, doorbells, parallel circuits, series circuits, and more.

The ability to relate their learning to real-world situations and familiar ideas helps my students to make connections and bridge learning gaps. William Butler Yates once said, "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." Project-based learning is a great avenue for igniting a passion for learning within my students.

Ms. Pigford
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snap Circuits Custom Storage Case | Store your SC-100 ~ SC-300 ~ SC-500 or SC-750 kits Plus Room to Spare • Amazon Business $59.05 4 $236.20
Snap Circuits Classic SC-300 Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 300 STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 60 Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun • Amazon Business $45.99 4 $183.96

Materials cost

$420.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$36.76

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$493.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.04

Total project goal

$580.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$580.26

3 Donors

-$356.00

Donations toward project cost

-$302.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.40

Matching donations from our partners

-$224.26

Match offers toward project cost

-$190.62

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.64

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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