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Mrs. Rainone from Brockton MA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Full STEAM Ahead!

Help me give my students supplies to conduct STEAM experiments: LED lights, foam insulation, and lithium batteries will help them investigate questions such as "How can a car run without gas?" and "Where does energy come from"?

  • $479 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My fourth graders have the honor and privilege of being selected for our district's talented and gifted program. Their ability to grasp new concepts quickly, think critically, and tackle challenges gives them the opportunity to be a part of a unique classroom setting and collaborate with other students who are academically advanced.

My students crave knowledge and appreciate creative learning experiences.

With many of them underprivileged and barely ever venturing out of the city they call home, they don't always get to experience all the world has to offer. They inspire me to find ways to teach them about culture and society, history and science, people and places, without ever leaving the classroom.

My Project

In order to teach the rigorous standards in my fourth grade curriculum, I need to give my students hands-on learning experiences that allow them to become life long problem solvers. Through science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics investigations, they are truly able to grasp concepts from many subject areas and apply them to real world situations.

Our use of the "Mystery Science" curriculum allows students to make discoveries through engaging STEAM activities.

We need supplies to complete these lessons! Students will build cars to explore how energy makes things go, investigate how energy is stored by experimenting with a model roller coaster, and design flashlights to see how electrical energy requires a circuit.

The materials that we will use for hands on STEAM lessons will provide meaning and engagement to my students' learning!

Mrs. Rainone
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Colored Masking Tape Kids Craft Set | 6-PACK 1 Inch x 60 Yard Rolls | Multi Colored Variety Kit - Assorted Color Coded & Fun DIY Art Supplies- Kids Toddlers ages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 12 n years old • Amazon Business $16.95 2 $33.90
Thermwell Products P10 Foam Insulation, 3-Feet, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $15.18 2 $30.36
Ravenox Natural Twisted Cotton Rope | (Turquoise)(1/4 Inch x 100 Feet) | Made in The USA | Strong Triple-Strand Rope for Sports, Décor, Pet Toys, Crafts, Macramé & Indoor Outdoor Use • Amazon Business $28.86 1 $28.86
Ultra-Thick Heavy Duty Household Aluminum Foil Roll (12” x 300 Square Foot Roll) with Sturdy Corrugated Cutter Box - Heavy Duty Food Safe Foil Wrap - Best Kitchen Wraps & Baking Need • Amazon Business $28.39 1 $28.39
LiCB CR2032 3V Lithium Battery(10-Pack) • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Simple Designs Home LD1003-BLK Basic Metal Desk Lamp with Flexible Hose Neck, 4.92" x 4.92" x 11.81", Black • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
SOLO Cup Company Straw-Slot Cold Cup Lids, Clear, 200 Count (200 Count) • Amazon Business $21.50 1 $21.50
Serve Clean Round Toothpicks, 5000 Count • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Chanzon 100 pcs(10 colors x 10 pcs) 5mm LED Diode Lights Arduino Assored Kit Pack (Clear Transparent DC 2V - 3V 20mA) Bright Lighting Bulb Lamps Electronics Components 5 mm Light Emitting Diodes Parts • Amazon Business $7.85 2 $15.70
Emraw Premium Single Hole Paper Punch Cushion Grip Heavy Duty Hole Puncher for Greeting Cards Scrapbook Notebook Puncher Craft Paper Hand Tool Pack of 6 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
[150 Count] Pantry Value 8 oz. Paper Hot Cups • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Ziploc Slider Freezer Bags, Gallon, 24 ct • Amazon Business $3.73 3 $11.19
Dusico® Party Balloons 12 Inches Rainbow Set (100 Pack), Assorted Colored Party Balloons Bulk, Made With Strong Latex, For Helium Or Air Use. Birthday Balloon Arch Supplies, Decoration Accessory • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Hefty Medium Round Foam Disposable Plates - 200 Count • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Food Coloring - 12 Color Bright Rainbow Cake Food Coloring Set for Baking, Decorating, Icing and Cooking - Assorted Variety Liquid Food Color Dye for Slime Making and DIY Crafts - .25 fl. oz. Bottles • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Staples Jumbo Vinyl Coated Paper Clips, Smooth, 500/Tub • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Acerich 300 Pcs Colored Pipe Cleaners Chenille Stems for DIY Art Craft Decorations (6 mm x 12 inch) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
AmazonBasics Heavy Weight Ruled Index Cards, White, 3x5-Inch, 300-Count • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
[500 Pack] Neon Colored Drinking Straws - Flexible, Disposable Kid Friendly, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
DSTELIN Binder Clips Paper Clamps Assorted Sizes 100 Count (Black), X Large, Large, Medium, Small, X Small and Micro, 6 Sizes in One Pack | Meet Your Different Using Needs • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
GREEN FABWOOD 200 Pieces Cats Eyes Glass Marble / Sling Shot Ammo • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Dixie Everyday Paper Plates, 8 12", 154 Count, Lunch or Light Dinner Size Printed Disposable Plates • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Alliance Rubber 26329 Advantage Rubber Bands Size #32, 1/4 lb Box Contains Approx. 175 Bands (3" x 1/8", Natural Crepe) • Amazon Business $6.53 1 $6.53
SYLVANIA, 60W Equivalent, LED Light Bulb, A19 Lamp, 2 Pack, Soft White, Energy Saving & Longer Life, Medium Base, Efficient 8.5W, 2700K • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Pony Beads Multi Color 9mm 1000 Pcs in Bag • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00

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