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Mrs. Morrell from Malden MA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engineer the Year!

My students need play dough, tools, masking tape, hole punches, squirt guns, and toy cars to fill in missing supplies on our many STEM activities.

  • $318 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Imagine being an aeronautical engineer and optimizing a parachute for the safest landing... my 4th graders have. What about being a chemical engineer to innovate your own play dough recipe from scratch? My 2nd graders have. We do projects like these every week.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers are the wave of the future.

However, fewer and fewer people come out of college prepared to fill them. My students are a long ways off from college, but that spark of interest is ignited every day in my classroom. Our school is in an urban area located in Massachusetts, with a very diverse population. Being an urban, high poverty school, budgets have been hit particularly hard. Despite all of this, my students are motivated to learn, and strive to be successful. Each week they look forward to coming to my class because they are challenged to use their STEM know-how to solve problems in a creative way.

My Project

My students need play dough, tools, masking tape, hole punches, squirt guns, and toy cars to fill in missing supplies on our many STEM activities.This year I have many ideas I can't wait to try out! I have some supplies on hand, but a few more that will be needed in order to make the projects possible. To start off, my students will be learning about fluid dynamics. The squirt guns will be used to see how to maximize the amount of distance a boat can travel in the fewest number of squirts. The craft sticks, bamboo skewers, and tape are so my kids will be able to learn more about tensile strength and propulsion as they design and build their own catapults. Some (many) of my students have trouble translating their ideas in the real-world's 3-dimensional space, into a sketch on paper in 2-dimensions. I feel that the planning process is extremely important, and think that having play dough on hand will enable them to do this with much less frustration.

Each week my kids love coming to tech class.

I try my best to make learning STEM topics as fun and meaningful as possible. However, a 100% hands-on class means that there is a huge need for materials. With each of the 450+ students that come through my classroom doors each week, I try to make each and every lesson an exploration of the "magical" world of science and engineering.

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Mrs. Morrell
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 450 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scotch Masking Tape for Production Painting, 0.94-Inch by 60.1-Yard, 9-Pack • Amazon Business $15.97 6 $95.82
Play Doh Mega Pack (36 Cans) • Amazon Business $24.99 3 $74.97
Strokes Art Clay and Dough Tools Six Piece Set - Ages 3 & Up • Amazon Business $7.39 3 $22.17
Swingline 1-Hole Punch, 1/4" Holes, 5 Sheets (A7074005) • Amazon Business $2.35 6 $14.10
Loew Cornell 1021254 Woodsies Craft Sticks, 1000-Piece • Amazon Business $4.18 3 $12.54
Bamboo Skewers, 100ct • Amazon Business $2.00 5 $10.00
12 Neon Grip Squirt Guns • Amazon Business $7.11 1 $7.11

Materials cost

$236.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$270.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.69

Total project goal

$317.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$317.95

3 Donors

-$157.21

Donations toward project cost

-$135.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.08

match offer

-$158.98

Match offer toward project cost

-$135.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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