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Mrs. Sarofian-Butin from Lawrence MA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Emerging Engineers Equipment Emergency!

Help me give my students a hot wire cutter and other supplies needed to build engineering prototypes for real-world problems.

  • $593 goal

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My Students

My students are intelligent and enthusiastic, and most close a gap which is inconceivably wide. Over 40% of whom are English language learners, are empowered by science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Why? STEM disciplines are universally accessible and can be associated with real world experiences which also serve as a bridge for learning another language.

My students are motivated 17 & 18 year-old students who are preparing for college and need to build their engineering portfolios with rigorous, noteworthy projects.

My Project

This is not your average popsicle stick bridge project! Cable wire, pulleys, foam, etc. will help my students explore their structural bridge concepts while taking into consideration the environment, cost, time, aesthetics and other important engineering criteria and constraints.

They have been brainstorming engineering solutions to real-world problems and deserve to transfer their thinking into model forms.

Most students are using this project to build their application portfolio for application to engineering colleges. The photo I have shared represents students working on a solution for an active problem - - a new bridge design for the corroding Hampton Beach Bridge. They in the initial research and schematic design stages and hope in the coming weeks to build their prototypes. Thank you for making their work come to life!

Mrs. Sarofian-Butin
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Proxxon 37080 Hot Wire Cutter THERMOCUT • Amazon Business $125.00 1 $125.00
Midwest Products Co. Balsa Wood Sheet 36"-1/8"X3" 20 per Pack, Multicolor • Amazon Business $34.58 1 $34.58
Fiskars 12-83727097J Self Healing Rotary Cutting Mat, 24x36 Inch • Amazon Business $27.88 1 $27.88
1/16 Wire Rope,Stainless Steel 304 Wire Cable,7x7 Strand Core,328FT Length Cable,368 lbs Breaking Strength • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Craft Foam Block - 6-Pack Rectangle Polystyrene Foam Brick - Styrofoam Blocks for Sculpture, Modeling, DIY Arts and Crafts - White, 17 x 11 x 1 inches • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Surebonder CL-800F 60-Watt Cordless High Temperature Glue Gun • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
Gorilla Original Gorilla Glue, Waterproof Polyurethane Glue, 4 ounce Bottle, Brown, (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $17.30 1 $17.30
Anbes Soldering Iron Kit Electronics, 60W Adjustable Temperature Welding Tool, 5pcs Soldering Tips, Desoldering Pump, Soldering Iron Stand, Tweezers • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Copper Sheet Metal Scraps - 1lb Package of Various Size Copper Flat Pieces - 16 Oz Lead-Free Copper - 99.9% Pure Copper Sheet Metal - 24 Gauge Copper • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
Muzata Stainless Steel Wire Rope Aircraft Bicycle Cable Cutter for Deck Railing,Up to 5/32" CR12,Series CT1 • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Tweezers Set Anti-static ESD Stainless Steel Precision Tweezers for Electronics, Jewelry-Making, Laboratory Work, Eyelash Extension, Handwork- 9pcs • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Nxtop Stainless Steel Wire Rope Crane Pulley Block M15 Lifting Crane Swivel Hook Single Pulley Block Hanging Wire Towing Wheel 6Pcs • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Selizo 6 Pack Copper Foil Tape with Conductive Adhesive for EMI Shielding, Slug Repellent, Paper Circuits, Electrical Repairs, Grounding • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
18 Pack Foam Blocks - Styrofoam Rectangle Blocks -Floral Foam -Craft Foam- For Crafting, Modeling, Sculpture, DIY Arts And Crafts, Flower foam -Foam Rectangle- 2 Sizes 12 x 4 x 2 and 12 x 4 x 1 inches • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Beadsmith PL61 Plier, Multi • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Wooden Dowel Rods 1/2" x 12" - Bag of 25 • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
Solid Bare Copper Round Wire 5 Oz Spool Dead Soft 12 To 30 Ga (16 Ga/43 Ft) • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
AdTech 100-pack 4-inch Mini Glue Sticks for Crafting, DIY, and Home Repair #220-34ZIP100 Bulk • Amazon Business $3.42 3 $10.26
Hygloss 25 Silver, 8.5 x 11-Inch Metallic Foil Board Sheets, • Amazon Business $9.82 1 $9.82
Exacto Knife Upgrade Precision Carving Craft Knife Hobby Knife Exacto Knife Kit 50 Spare Xacto Blade for Art, Hobby, Scrapbooking,Stencil • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Resinta 18 Pack Craft Foam Block White Square Polystyrene Foam Block for DIY Arts and Sculpture, 4 x 4 x 1 Inches • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
200 Antique Bronze Tone 13/16 Inch Metal Blanks Round Metal Stamping Blank and Charms 20mm Diameter • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
WYCTIN 60-40 Tin Lead Rosin Core Solder Wire for Electrical Soldering and DIY 0.0236 inches(0.6mm) 0.11lbs • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
1/16" Cable Ferrule 200PCS, Aluminum Crimping Loop Sleeve for Wire Rope • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Ad-Tech 14ZIP50 Multi Temp Glue Stick (4 x 0.44-Inch), Pack of 50 • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97

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