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Mrs. Kato from Hemlock MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Electrifying STEAM class

Help me give my students items that we can use over and over again in our STEAM class. The microbit will be used for our cardboard project along with the scissors and tape.

  • $916 goal

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My Students

I teach at a small school in a rural district in Michigan. The students here come from all different background that brings such a unique feel. My S.T.E.A.M class is new this year and is the first time students have been exposed to many of the projects I have brought to the classroom.

My students enjoy problem-solving, designing and creating every day in S.T.E.A.M.

This project will give the students access to basic tools and supplies that are needs to complete the different projects we do throughout the year.

My Project

A STEAM class requires lots of supplies so that students can do multiple hands-on projects throughout the year. With this being our first year we are very limited on supplies and budget. I know that each year we will be able to do more activities and explore more about STEAM with supplies like this.

These materials will allow us to do 100's of projects for year after year.

I have two big projects that students will be able to do the right way with these supplies. We will explore electricity with paper circuits using the LED lights, batteries and copper tape.

Students will use the engineering design thinking process to create a cardboard creature using the microbit as a face. The scissors and cardboard knives will make it easier to cut the cardboard. The tape will allow students to create new products with the cardboard. The possibilities are endless.

Mrs. Kato
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BBC2546862 Micro:bit go • Amazon Business $25.95 12 $311.40
CANARY Cardboard Scissors, Blue (PS-6500H) • Amazon Business $16.80 6 $100.80
Duck and Scotch Brand Duct Tape Set (25 Random Rolls) Colored Duct Tape Multi Pack, Duct Tape Bulk Lot For Duct Tape Designs, DIY Crafts • Amazon Business $37.59 2 $75.18
Tape King Professional Grade Duct Tape, 3-Pack, Silver Color Multi Pack, 11mil Thick (1.88 Inch x 35 Yards), 48mm x 32m - Ideal for Crafts, Home Improvement Projects, Repairs, Maintenance, Bulk • Amazon Business $13.67 5 $68.35
Selizo 6 Pack Copper Foil Tape with Conductive Adhesive for EMI Shielding, Slug Repellent, Paper Circuits, Electrical Repairs, Grounding • Amazon Business $12.99 5 $64.95
Dan Chan CANARY Corrugated Cardboard Cutter 3pack (Parallel Import Goods) • Amazon Business $17.46 3 $52.38
SkoTeRy 4 X 25 Pack CR2032 Lithium Battery 3V CR 2032 Coin Cell 230mAh Bulk • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
DiCUNO 450pcs(5 Colors x 90pcs) 5mm LED Light Emitting Diode Round Assorted Color White/Red/Yellow/Green/Blue Kit Box • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98

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