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Ms. Simon from Santa Monica CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engineering is Awesome!

Help me give my students materials for engineering challenges. Stream tables, clay and soil to help them learn about erosion and our changing climate, and motors to build electric circuits with.

  • $1,153 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am the STEM Coach for our school. I work with students and teachers at all grade levels. My school is a Title 1 school that is both economically and culturally diverse. As a STEM school all students are eager problem solvers. Through STEM we engage and inspire students so that we can help all students achieve while closing the achievement gap. We are also using STEM to help students see real world applications and problems they could fix in the future.

My Project

These materials will enable my students to do interactive and exciting science labs and engineering projects. They will learn about erosion with the stream table and then use different soils to study different areas and how erosion changes the land. They will then do an engineering project to try to help prevent erosion. Students will also use the motors and tape to learn about circuits and electricity and then use that knowledge to build arcade games that have a working circuit. They will learn so much about science and engineering and the process of inquiry through these experiments but will also be doing math and reading and writing to help with their projects.

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

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This project will reach 537 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stream Table Kit - Set of 4 • Nasco $299.95 2 $599.90
Motor, Electric, with Lead and Clip, Pack of 18 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $74.65 1 $74.65
Clay, Red, 8-lb Bucket • Carolina Biological Supply Company $11.65 3 $34.95
3M Foil Tape 3381 Silver, 1.88 in x 50 yd 2.7 mil (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $10.10 3 $30.30
Replacement Motors for Carolina STEM Challenge: Solar Car Design Kit, Pack of 8 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $19.57 1 $19.57
Scotch General Purpose Masking Tape, 2020-24A-CP, 0.94-Inch by 60.1-Yards, 9 Rolls • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
Humus, 8 L • Carolina Biological Supply Company $7.65 2 $15.30

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