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Ms. Diaz from Seattle WA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Energizing Everything! Energy, Motion, & Electricity

Help me give my students the materials they need for a whole unit of science activities! We will build rubber band racers, bumper coasters with the foam piping, flashlights, heat spinners using gel packs and more!

  • $449 goal

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My Students

We have the best group of 4th grade students. We come from a variety of backgrounds. We are a Title I school, so a large percentage of my students come from low-income homes. Our students have worked very hard to learn and grow and have shown tremendous growth since beginning their elementary school careers. They all love Science and when we are able we love science activities

Every day, we work on being the best we can be.

My students are future leaders, innovative business people, doctors, pilots, writers and hopefully, lifelong learners. I love my students and want the best for them. We are focused on not only academics but also on our social and emotional skills and well being.

I know not every student has an ideal home life. As their teacher, it is my goal to provide them with the best learning environment possible. I want my students to feel loved, safe and inspired. I hope their experience in my classroom is a positive, memorable one.

My Project

This project will help us to complete a whole 4th grade science unit on energy and motion. This 8 lesson unit will encourage students to think about different types of energy, things that move and how they move. Studying science lessons is so much more effective when we can experiment like scientists in class.

Having the materials we need enables us to do hands on science activities in class!

Some of these activities include making rubber band racers using paper cups, rubber bands, plastic lids and a few other items on the list. Another project is to create bumper coasters using the foam piping, and marbles, while we study motion. We will investigate chain reactions then build flashlights using the LED lights, foil and the 3v batteries. Another highlight in our unit will be the heat spinner we create using the gel packs. With this project we will look closely at heat energy.

Ms. Diaz
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Thermwell Products P12 Foam Insulation, 3-Feet • Amazon Business $18.77 4 $75.08
Round Hot & Cold Packs (6 PACK) - Heat or Ice Therapy - Small Flexible reusable gel beads with cloth fabric backing - Great For: Wisdom Teeth, Breastfeeding, Tired Eyes, Face, Headaches, Sinus Relief • Amazon Business $13.95 4 $55.80
JZMYXA Hole Punchers Single Hole Punch Paper Puncher Ticket for School Home Office Etc, 2Pcs 1/4 Inch Holes, 2Pcs 1/8 inch Holes • Amazon Business $8.50 2 $17.00
NYHI 150-Pack 8oz White Paper Disposable Cups – Hot/Cold Beverage Drinking Cup for Water, Juice, Coffee or Tea – Ideal for Water Coolers, Party, or Coffee On the Go’ • Amazon Business $15.37 1 $15.37
Push Pin Magnets, Fridge Magnets, Tiergrade 60 Pack 7 Assorted Color Strong Magnets, Use at Home School Classroom and Office Magnets, Magnets for Refrigerator Dry Erase Board and Whiteboard Magnets • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
TSY TOOL 270 Count of Cats Eyes Glass Marble, Cat's Eyes Marbles 5/8" in Bulk, Shooters Sling Shot Ammo, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Marble Genius Marbles - Marble Run Accessory Add-On Set (60 pcs.) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
20 Genuine Loopacell CR2032 3v Lithium 2032 Coin Batteries Freshly Packed by Loopacell • Amazon Business $6.45 2 $12.90
Dixie Bath Cups - 3 oz - 100 ct (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $5.89 2 $11.78
Propack Aluminum Foil Sheets Precut Pop up Sheets 50 Count 14'' x 10'' Pack of 2 (100 Foil Sheets Total) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Solo 626TS PETE Flat Straw-Slot Cold Cup Lids, Fits 16-24oz (1 Pack (100 Per Pack)) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Plain White Coasters, 50 Square • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Dart 8 Oz White Disposable Coffee Foam Cups Hot and Cold Drink Cup, Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Avery File Folder Labels, Laser and Inkjet Printers, 1/3 Cut, White, Pack of 252 (05202) • Amazon Business $3.73 2 $7.46
Caydo 200 Pcs Random Colors Pipe Cleaners Chenille Stem 6 mm x 12 Inch, Smooth Processing at Both Ends, Safe and Humanized Design • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
ACCO Paper Clips, Economy, Smooth, Jumbo, 200 Paper Clips (72580) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Scotch(R) Home and Office Masking Tape, 3/4-Inch x 60 YardsTan (3436) • Amazon Business $3.29 2 $6.58
Crystalware Flexible Plastic Drinking Straws - White, Individually Wrapped, Food-Safe BPA Free, 380/Box – 7 ¾ Inches Long • Amazon Business $6.20 1 $6.20
Clipco Push Pins Jar (200-Count) (Clear) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
AmazonBasics Heavy Weight Ruled Index Cards, White, 3x5-Inch, 100-Count • Amazon Business $2.89 2 $5.78
Pony Beads Multi Color 9mm 1000 Pcs in Bag • Amazon Business $4.05 1 $4.05

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