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Mrs. Musick from Rosamond CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creative Coders & Energetic Engineers

Help me give my students the materials they need to realize their working maker space! They need a submersible pump for our hydroponic system and a dog helmet to build a sensor-cap for our blind classroom shitzu.

  • $190 goal

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My Students

My students come from a small community in central California. We have limited resources as we come from a traditionally low-income neighborhood. Still, our students are highly motivated and extremely excited about every new project and opportunity to which our team can present them.

At our school, we have a strong desire to encourage stewardship and respect for our community and our planet.

We believe that these concepts are best taught through understanding our surroundings by means of experiential projects and personal discoveries. This is why we not only encourage maximum participation throughout the school day by conducting project-based learning at our school, but we also keep our students motivated to be good citizens through daily reinforcement of our student expectations (safety, respect, responsibility, integrity, and success).

On top of my regular 6th grade History and English classes, I also teach our middle schoolers Computer Science and Green Engineering! We are working on wind mill and solar energy designs, computer programming projects, robotics engineering, building our school garden, and ultimately just working to save the world one great idea at a time. The students' excitement and motivation keep my energy level up and learning more every day.

My Project

My students have been designing codes for Micro:bits and creating apps for their classroom Android devices and now they are ready to put their coding into action. We've moved on to circuitry now, and they need materials to bring their physical computing devices to life.

I have a classroom full of enthusiastic and empowered engineers who want to make the world a brighter, happier, and ultimately saner place for the future.

They are constantly looking for problems to solve and improvements to make. I want them to be able to build their well-planned designs so that they can function in the real world.

Using materials from our last Donors Choose project, we have started seeds and transplanted seedlings, we have built the PVC portion of our hydroponic window system, and we've drawn up a plan and decided on a pump that will meet our design's specifications. In the meantime, my students have been coding and designing their final physical computing projects. They've written the code for devices ranging from a sensory helmet to aid our blind classroom dog, running shirts that light up after dark, an automatic waterer and habitat for our gopher snake, and so much more. These engineers and artists are going to change the world!

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

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VIVOSUN 800GPH Submersible Pump(3000L/H, 24W), Ultra Quiet Water Pump with 10ft High Lift, Fountain Pump with 5ft Power Cord, 3 Nozzles for Fish Tank, Pond, Aquarium, Statuary, Hydroponics • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
CO RODE 750pcsX3mm LED Light Emitting Diodes, 3mm Diffused LED Blubs Assortment Kit DIY Decorate Lights (White Red Yellow Blue Green, 5 Colors x 150pcs) • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
WindMax CR2032 Li-ion Lithium Batteries 3V Coin Button Cell- 100 Pieces • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Gorgester Pet Dog Helmet Cap Hat ABS Plastic Doggie Puppy Riding Motorcycles Bike Helmet Sun Rain Protection for Small Pet (S, Pink) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
6 Pack Copper Foil Tape with Double-Sided Conductive Adhesive - EMI Shielding,Stained Glass,Soldering,Electrical Repairs,Slug Repellent,Paper Circuits,Grounding (1/4inch X 21.8yards) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
MOMO Pack of 6 sets LED Starry Light Battery Operated 6ft(2m) 20 Micro String Lights on Silver Wire LED Fairy Light for Wedding Centerpieces Table Decorations or Party (Warm White) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
3mm LED Light Emitting Diode with Clear Lens Assortment Kit - Pack of Clear Lens LEDs (1000pcs) - Red, Green, Yellow, Blue and White LED Indicator Lights from Plusivo • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
siny ID 1/2"/OD 5/8" 3 Ft 1 Meter PVC Clear Hose Tubing Aquarium Air Tube Pond Garden Water Delivery • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
MOMO Pack of 6 sets LED Starry Light Battery Operated 6ft(2m) 20 Micro String Lights on Silver Wire LED Fairy Light for Wedding Centerpieces Table Decorations or Party (Pink) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
MOMO Pack of 6 sets LED Starry Light Battery Operated 6ft(2m) 20 Micro String Lights on Silver Wire LED Fairy Light for Wedding Centerpieces Table Decorations or Party (Blue) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
MOMO Pack of 6 sets LED Starry Light Battery Operated 6ft(2m) 20 Micro String Lights on Silver Wire LED Fairy Light for Wedding Centerpieces Table Decorations or Party (Green) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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