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Ms. Nobles from Chicago IL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Third Grade Scientists With STEM Activities

My students need materials to participate in interactive, hands on STEM activities.

  • $495 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Over the past several years, the schools in our district have suffered from severe budget cuts, limiting the amount of resources our students have to learn. Each year, my colleagues and I work diligently to find new, creative ways for our students to grow. One thing I want to focus on this year is finding hands on, interactive ways for my students to learn science skills.

The students at our school are low-income inner city students who all receive a free lunch.

They are a mix of neighborhood kids and students who travel in by bus from other parts of the city. Our students have the unique opportunity to come together from different areas to learn from each other. To make their learning most meaningful, it is important to provide them with as many hands on learning experiences as possible. Building a science curriculum that is rich in hands on STEM activities will help to spark interest in science, as well as challenge each learner in my classroom.

My Project

Students learn best when they are able to work together to complete hands-on activities. Rather than using a text book or watching videos, the materials in this project will help me facilitate an entire year's worth of interactive STEM lessons where students work with their peers through hands-on learning. They will be able to see the skills we are learning in science class come to life while exploring with magnets, building and testing bridges, "racing" dinosaurs and much more. These STEM materials will help foster a love and appreciation for science in all of my students that will go beyond the classroom.

Ms. Nobles
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
IRIS Tb-17 Stack and Pull Box, 19 Quart, Clear with Black Handle, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $41.52 1 $41.52
Clipboards (Set of 30) by Office Solutions Direct! ECO FRIENDLY Hardboard Clipboard Pack, Low Profile Clip Standard A4 Letter Size, Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
Pyramex S4110SMP Intruder Safety Glasses (12 Pack), Clear Lens with Assorted Temple Colors • Amazon Business $11.18 3 $33.54
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4-Inches, 3 mil thick, 200-Pack, Clear (TP3854-200) • Amazon Business $24.24 1 $24.24
SPC Light Chipboard Sheets 12 x 12 Inches, 25 per Package (Tan-Chip-12-12) • Amazon Business $23.71 1 $23.71
Sharpie 1884739 Permanent Markers Fine Point Black - 36 Pieces • Amazon Business $22.27 1 $22.27
60 Pack Wooden Ruler 12 inch Rulers Bulk Wood Measuring Ruler Office Ruler 2 Scale • Amazon Business $21.39 1 $21.39
ChromaLabel 3/4 inch Color-Code Dot Labels on Sheets | 5 Assorted Colors | 1,200/Variety Pack (Standard) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Adtech 220-115-5 Multi-Temp Glue Sticks, 10 inch Full Size, 5 Pound Box • Amazon Business $18.74 1 $18.74
100 Sets 16 oz. Plastic CRYSTAL CLEAR Cups with Flat Lids [by COMFY PACKAGE] for Cold Drinks, Iced Coffee, Bubble Boba, Tea, Smoothie etc. • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Retractable Pen, 0.7mm, Ink, Pack of 14, Assorted (1951636) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Party Essentials Hard Plastic 10-Ounce Party Cups/Tumblers, 100-Count, Clear • Amazon Business $14.04 1 $14.04
White Card Stock Paper | 8 ½ x 11 Inches | Letter (US) Paper Size | 50 Sheets Per Pack | 80lb Cover Smooth (216gsm) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Set of 54 - Foam Craft Sheets, Kids Arts and Crafts Foam Paper, Rainbow Colors, 3 Sizes • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Creative Hobbies 29 Piece Strong 1.25 Inch Round Ceramic Ferrite Ring Magnets, With 3/8" ID Center Hole x 3/16" thickness, Universal Use on Frigidaire’s, Bulletin Boards, Arts Science Project, Crafts • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Nova Supply 3/4 in Pro-Grade Masking Tape. 60 Yard Roll 4 Pack = 240 Yards of Multi-Use, Easy Tear Tape. Great for Labeling, Painting, Packing and More. Adhesive Leaves No Residue. • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
HAWORTHS 100 PCS Flat Decorative Bottle CaP Craft Bottle Stickers Double Sideds Printed for Hair Bows, DIY Pendants or Craft ScraPbooks Mixed Colors(10colors) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Crystallove 4 Holes Mixed Color Environmental Buttons 30mm in Bulk for Sewing Fasteners Scrapbooking and DIY Craft (1.2", 30pcs) • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
MontoPack Bamboo Wooden Toothpicks |1000-Piece Large Wood Round Toothpicks in Clear Plastic Storage Box | Sturdy Safe Double Sided Party, Appetizer, Olive, Barbecue, Fruit, Teeth Cleaning Toothpicks. • Amazon Business $6.10 1 $6.10
3M Garnet Sandpaper, 9-Inch by 11-Inch, Assorted-Grit, 5-Sheet • Amazon Business $5.84 1 $5.84
Universal 00416 16-Size Rubber Bands (475 per Pack) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
CORDAGE SOURCE 1136 No.16 Cotton Twine, 200-Feet • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
ACCO Brass Fasteners, 3/4", Plated, 100 Fasteners/Box (A7071703B) • Amazon Business $2.51 1 $2.51

Materials cost

$384.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$420.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.24

Total project goal

$494.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$494.94

9 Donors

-$245.70

Donations toward project cost

-$211.84

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.86

match offer

-$245.72

Match offer toward project cost

-$208.86

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.86

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.52

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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