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Ms. Fanwick from Philadelphia PA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking and STEM in Autism Support!

Help me give my students STEM exposure through hands-on activities with an oven and these science supplies.

  • $372 goal

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My Students

My students come from all over South Philadelphia specifically for an Autism program. My school is located in a high needs/low income school district. These young learners have been given some more challenges than most at a young age but work hard to overcome them daily. These students come to school excited and ready to learn and grow. They are not a group to underestimate because they will rise above any expectation set for them, but sometimes they need a little extra help to get there. I am constantly amazed at how much my students teach me day in and day out.

My Project

My students spend most of their morning working to expand their vocabulary and use of language. In the afternoon I provide them with activities to use their new words and social skills. I would like these activities to be as engaging as possible while teaching my students STEM and cooking skills. Through cooking and science they will be able to apply the skills they are learning to real life experiences like using an oven!

These supplies will provide my students with opportunities to have meaningful STEM and cooking experiences!

The oven will be the last piece to our classroom kitchen and help my students learn to cook and bake! They currently have only cook top to use as a stove. They will be able to practice real life skills using the oven and the baking pans.

The science supplies will help give my students more chances to discover the world around them. We will be able to make alka seltzer rockets with the film canisters and explosions using vinegar and baking soda! The glue will help us discover chemical reactions as we make slime. The slime containers will help us make and keep our slime in our classroom so it can also be used for sensory play. They will have a chance to see physics and chemistry first hand.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Breville BOV650XL the Compact Smart Oven Stainless Steel • Amazon Business $179.95 1 $179.95
OvenStuff Non-Stick 6-Piece Toaster Oven Baking Pan Set - Non-Stick Baking Pans, Easy to Clean and Perfect for Single Servings • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Empty Slime Storage Containers - 12 Pack - Made in USA - 8 oz. Clear Slime Jars with Lids and Labels - BPA Free Material • Amazon Business $16.70 1 $16.70
Houseables Film Canisters with Caps, 35MM Empty Camera Reel Containers, 60 Pack, White, 2" H, 1" W, Plastic, Films Developing Processing Tube, Roll Case, for Small Accessories, Beads, Alka Seltzer • Amazon Business $14.78 1 $14.78
SCS Alka-Seltzer® Original Antacid and Analgesic - 116 ct. • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Member's Mark Distilled White Vinegar Jug, 1 gal • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda - 64 oz • Amazon Business $10.56 1 $10.56
AmazonBasics All Purpose Washable Liquid Glue, 1 Gallon Bottle - Great for Making Slime • Amazon Business $10.15 1 $10.15
HIGHEVER Instant Snow, Fake Snow for Slime Makes 1 Gallon of Fluffy White Fake Snow, Great for Cloud Slime, Crafts, Holiday Decoration and Classroom Science • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00

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