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Mrs. Kraften from Atlanta GA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cool Tools for School

My students need tools and kits to explore building and electric circuits safely.

  • $647 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Visiting our classroom you'd see engaged learners, student-led projects and a lot of creativity. Having enough materials for so many students and having a wide range of materials to meet student requests are challenges but necessary to keep students motivated and learning.

My students come from all different backgrounds and experiences.

They are bright, motivated and love to learn and one of the most exciting parts of our day is "Tinker Time" in which students deconstruct old appliances, experiment with design and create models and machines. Our school is a small, urban school in the heart of our community. We serve students from different types of families, diverse backgrounds, and many different challenges. The students in my classroom have shown academic talent in their classrooms and join me one day a week for rigorous content, problem-solving and open-ended projects. Each day of the week, I see a different grade level, so students often share ideas, build on each other's work and form relationships across grade levels.

My Project

These tools and kits will allow my students, from Kindergarten through 5th grade, to experiment, problem solve and create. The Snap Circuit kits will give students real-world connection to Physical Science standards. Students will have a safe way to build different circuits and expand their knowledge of the flow of electrons. The tool sets are for deconstructing appliances and constructing new creations. These resources will give children the power to learn by doing and build knowledge in a memorable and exciting way.

Bringing Science and Engineering to life for students is so inspiring as a teacher.

Donations to this project will help to build future physicists, electricians and engineers. I am excited to bring these materials into out "Tinker Time" so that students can continue to build confidence, knowledge and real-world skills.

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Mrs. Kraften
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snap Circuits SC-300 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $38.67 4 $154.68
Snap Circuits Motion Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $55.04 2 $110.08
Snap Circuits Lights Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $41.06 2 $82.12
Snap Circuits Battery Eliminator • Amazon Business $16.10 2 $32.20
WorkPro Kids 14 piece Starter Tool Set Handyman Kit • Amazon Business $23.39 1 $23.39
WorkPro Kids 14 piece Starter Tool Set Handyman Kit • Amazon Business $23.00 1 $23.00
WorkPro Kids 14 piece Starter Tool Set Handyman Kit • Amazon Business $22.78 1 $22.78
WorkPro Kids 14 piece Starter Tool Set Handyman Kit • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
microtivity IL188 5mm Assorted Clear LED w/ Resistors (8 Colors, Pack of 80) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88

Materials cost

$479.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$549.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$96.95

Total project goal

$646.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$646.32

5 Donors

-$180.00

Donations toward project cost

-$168.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$448.66

Match offers toward project cost

-$381.36

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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