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Ms. Fallon from Brockton MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Flooding the Field of STEM With Engineers!

My students need materials for a STEM project where they will work together to find ways to prevent flood damage!

  • $284 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a large, urban community that is made up of various ethnicities from all over the world. We are a title I school and we educate a large population of English Language Leaners (ELL) as well as students who live below the poverty line. Free breakfast and lunch are available to every student in our building each day.

My students love to learn!

They are especially motivated by hands-on projects that get them thinking outside of the box and help them to develop leadership skills. The students in my class are clever and caring young people, with bright futures ahead of them!

My Project

STEM projects are a wonderful way for getting students to think about how what they are learning in school will help them in the real world. For this STEM project, we are looking for materials that will help us in our study of weather. Students will determine ways to prevent flood waters from damaging property. What better way to discover the answers than through a hands-on STEM project?! Students will work in partners to design and build a method of preventing their "house" (small cardboard box) from being damaged by a given amount of flood water (measured by beakers). Students will use the materials below (cotton balls, clay, cups, straws, etc.) to construct their method of water damage prevention. Once we have tested our designs, we will go back and make improvements to our structures based on the results of our experiment, like any good scientist would!

This project will not only help my students learn the content, but will also help them build a love for Science and STEM!

Thank you for your support!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Anbers 14 Quart Dish Pan, Black, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $20.55 4 $82.20
Saim 250ML Clear Plastic Measuring Beakers Liquid Container School Laboratory kitchen 12PCS • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Jovi Plastilina Reusable and Non-Drying Modeling Clay; 1.75 oz. Bars, Set of 30, 2 Each of 15 Colors, Perfect for Arts and Crafts Projects • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
ocelo Cellulose Sponge, Colors may vary, 4-Sponges/Pk, 10-Packs, (40 Sponges Total) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
MESHA Gift Boxes 3 x 3 x 3 inches, White Paper White Boxes with Lids for Gifts, Crafting, Cupcake Packaging Boxes (50) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Tomnk 300PCS 10.3 Inch Disposable Color Drinking Straws Plastic Straws • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Dart 8J8 3.2" Top and 2" Bottom Diameter, 3.5" Height, 8 oz White Foam Cup ((4 Packs of 25)) • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
Scotch Transparent Tape, Versatile, Photo-Safe, 3/4 x 850 Inches, 4 Rolls (4814) • Amazon Business $8.43 1 $8.43
Perfect Stix Cotton Balls M-500ct Medium Sized Cotton Balls (Pack of 500) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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