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Mrs. Scamardella/Brandefine from Brooklyn NY is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Full STEAM Ahead!

Help me give my students the STEAM materials they need to make learning science fun!

  • $521 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The sixth grade integrated, co-teaching class is comprised of 34 hard-working students who are dedicated to their own academic success and to the success of the group as a whole. They come from a diverse range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as academic functioning levels. The ICT class unites students with varied abilities and special needs with their general education peers in a nurturing, cooperative environment.

Our students want to learn, and they understand the value of hard work.

My Project

Science can be complicated, frustrating and boring for students. Our job, as teachers is to engage our students and make learning Science fun. The way we can do this is through STEAM lessons.

These materials can help students learn the content by doing hands on activities.

Normal everyday items like straws, paper cups, pompoms and popsicle sticks are invaluable to our young engineers in building simple Machines like catapults to study energy transfer. Styrofoam and bubble wrap will help us learn about thermal energy enabling students to design and build insulators, and straws, sticks and marbles will teach us about potential and kinetic energy as students construct rollercoasters. The possibilities are endless when you combine an active mind, some everyday materials and the design thinking process!

Mrs. Scamardella/Brandefine
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sharpie 22478 Flip Chart Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $7.01 7 $49.07
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559) • Amazon Business $42.97 1 $42.97
Caydo 700 Pieces Assorted Colors Chenille Stems Pipe Cleaners 6 mm x 12 Inch for DIY Art Supplies • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Mini Bulb Holder E10, pk/10 • Amazon Business $9.75 2 $19.50
DEPEPE 6pcs Clear Plastic Beakers 1000ml 500ml 250ml 150ml 100ml 50ml with 20pcs 1ml Pipettes • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Ajax Scientific Miniature Light Bulb, 1.5V, 0.30 Amp (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $8.30 2 $16.60
ZOOYOO Party Paper Straw 100pc for Birthday Parties,Weddings Decorations,Baby Showers Straws,Holiday Decorations,Halloween Decorations and Celebrations Party(Black) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Scotch General Purpose Masking Tape, 2020-24A-CP, 0.94-Inch by 60.1-Yards, 9 Rolls • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
TashiBox 12 oz clear plastic cups - 200 count - Disposable cold drink party cups • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Spectrum Table Tennis Balls 1 Star, Orange • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
[100 Pack] 12 oz. White Paper Hot Cups, Coffee Cups • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
AMIR Digital Kitchen Scale, 500g/ 0.01g Mini Pocket Jewelry Scale, Cooking Food Scale with Back-Lit LCD Display, 2 Trays, 6 Units, Auto Off, Tare, PCS Function, Stainless Steel, Batteries Included • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Darice Wood Craft Sticks - Natural - 4-1/2 inch - 1000 pieces • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
Fun Central BC810 160 Pieces Marbles Assortment, Assorted Marbles, Marble Toy for Kids, Assorted Marbles Bulk • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Resinta 500 Pieces Striped Disposable Plastic Straws Multi Colored Flexible Bendable Drinking Straws for Party Supplies, 8 Inch • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Perfect Stix Jumbo Craft Sticks ( Pack of 500ct) • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Food Coloring Liqua-Gel - 6 Color Rainbow Kit in .75 fl. oz. (20ml) Bottles • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Cambridge Electrical Tape Black 3/4 Inch By 66 Feet Per Roll, 6 Rolls Professional Grade, UL Listed • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dart 8 Oz White Disposable Coffee Foam Cups Hot and Cold Drink Cup, Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Mandala Crafts 18 20 22 24 26 28 Gauge Thick Solid Copper Wire for Beading Wrapping Jewelry Making (18 Gauge 9M, Bare Copper) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Foam Sheet 12"X18" 2mm-White 10 per pack • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Brew Rite Coffee Filter - 700 ct. • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Acerich 2000 Pcs 1cm Assorted Pompoms Multicolor Arts and Crafts Fuzzy Pom Poms Balls for DIY Creative Crafts Decorations • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Wooden 12-Inch Ruler With Metal Edge, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
flic-flac 54pcs Felt Fabric Sheet Assorted Color Felt Pack DIY Craft Squares Nonwoven (10cm10cm) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Pangda 20 Pack 9V Battery Clip Connector • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75
Supla 109 Yard Beige Matte Paper Raffia Ribbon 1/4 inch Wide Raffia Rope Paper Ribbon Straw Rope Paper String Packing Rope Gift Wrap • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Set of 2 Darice 40 yards Silver 28 Gauge Beading Wire by bundled by Maven Gifts • Amazon Business $5.35 1 $5.35

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