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Mrs. Keller from Russiaville IN is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Elementary Engineers

Help me give my students the opportunity to be engineers! This project will allow my students to MAKE their very own flashlight and a simple pneumatic machine from raw materials.

  • $483 goal

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My Students

I have the pleasure of teaching math, science, and geography to fifty-two 5th grade high-ability students. These kids are some of the most creative, imaginative, and motivated students I've ever had the privilege of working with.

My students come from all different backgrounds but are joined in their commonality of exceeding performance goals in their grade level.

They are currently working a full-grade year ahead in their math curriculum. They have a work ethic and drive that is parallel to none.

My students bring a smile to my face each and every day. They not only perform well academically but also are compassionate, empathetic, and caring. I know they will go on to do amazing things in life!

My Project

The materials in this project will allow my students to participate in learning experiences that foster creativity and perseverance! This project will provide my students with the materials needed to complete two different STEM projects: making an LED flashlight and making a simple pneumatic machine, both from raw materials and a detailed set of instructions.

These experiences will be highly engaging and will also require innovation, ingenuity, collaboration, and problem solving.

These are invaluable skills that can't be acquired from a textbook. Kids need these kinds of hands-on learning opportunities to stretch their minds and challenge themselves to think outside the box!

Mrs. Keller
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
30 Syringe Adapters for Hydraulic and Pneumatic Engineering Projects • Amazon Business $17.96 4 $71.84
Perfect Stix Jumbo Craft Sticks 6" Length Pack of 3500 • Amazon Business $57.50 1 $57.50
20 Packs Plastic Syringe with Measurement, Suitable for Measuring, Watering, Refilling (10 ml) • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96
JOOBEF CR2032 Lithium 3V Battery, Electronic Coin Cell Button for Toys Calculators Watches(40 Pcs) • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
50 Feet - 3/16" ID 7/16" OD Clear Vinyl Tubing FDA Approved Food Grade Multipurpose Tube for Beer Line, Kegerator, Wine Making, Aquaponics, Air Hose by Proper Pour • Amazon Business $19.95 2 $39.90
Scotch 700 Electrical Tape, 03429NA, 3/4 in x 66 ft • Amazon Business $15.45 2 $30.90
AmazonBasics Masking Tape - .75 Inch x 165 Feet, 3 Rolls • Amazon Business $7.08 3 $21.24
Anvin Pipe Cleaners 100 Pcs 10 Colors Chenille Stems for DIY Crafts Decorations Creative School Projects (6 mm x 12 Inch, Assorted Bright Colors) • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Drinking Straws 500 Count BPA-Free Multi-Colored Disposable Plastic Straw Assorted - DuraHome • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
4 Pack Copper Foil Tape with Conductive Adhesive for EMI Shielding, Slug Repellent, Paper Circuits, Electrical Repairs, Grounding(1/4inch) • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
3mm and 5mm LED Lights Emitting Diodes Assortment Set Kit for Arduino Bright White Red Blue Green Yellow, 300-Pack • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
Craft Wood Sticks, Box of 1,000 • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
DSTELIN Mini Binder Clips 3/4-Inch Small Black Paper Clamps for Office Supplies,96-Pack (19mm) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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