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Ms. A. from Hawthorne CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Expanding Our STEM Library

Help me give my students the books they need to expand our STEM library.

  • $375 goal

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My Students

My class consists of thirty-eight males and fifty-six females. Ninety-two percent of the students in my class are part of the free or reduce-priced priced lunch program. Most students come from a blue collar working family. We are in a high poverty location. My class is an essential way for them to be exposed to an engineering field. Project Lead the Way inspires students to seek a career in a STEM field. My class has many diverse nationalities, of which 60% are Hispanic, 30% African American, and the remaining 10% are other races. I have students who are English Language Learners and will benefit from the hands-on learning that they might otherwise not receive.

My Project

My Project Lead the Way students are aspiring engineers. We are currently trying to expand our STEM library. With the requested books, students will be able to work on STEM projects while using our STEM library as a resource. The books will range in topics from coding with Scratch to creating learning about chemical reactions.

The STEM library will have various fun hands-on activities that students can complete during our class and at home.

The books will provide students the opportunity to have additional learning experiences if they are done with their classwork early. The books will also be available for students to take home and continue with their STEM projects at home. Parents will be able to get a glimpse of the many learning experiences that they have in class. The books will also provide additional learning for students to use in their math class.

Ms. A.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Makey Makey - An Invention Kit for Everyone • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
A-Plus Notes For SAT Math • Amazon Business $24.50 1 $24.50
A-Plus Notes for Algebra • Amazon Business $24.50 1 $24.50
How to Be Good at Science, Technology, and Engineering • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality • Amazon Business $18.29 1 $18.29
A-Plus Notes for GRE revised General Test • Amazon Business $17.45 1 $17.45
20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
How to Be Good at Math: Your Brilliant Brain and How to Train It • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
Awesome Engineering Activities for Kids: 50+ Exciting STEAM Projects to Design and Build • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
3D Printing Projects • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Makey Makey (21st Century Skills Innovation Library: Makers as Innovators) • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Original Area Mazes: 100 Addictive Puzzles to Solve with Simple Math―and Clever Logic! • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78
DK Workbooks: Coding in Scratch: Games Workbook: Create Your Own Fun and Easy Computer Games • Amazon Business $4.93 1 $4.93

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