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Mrs. Soto from Chicago IL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Future Engineers Need Tools!

Help me give my students this dewalt miter saw, workbench, heat gun and shears that will allow them to learn about angles, measurements and safety in their engineering class.

  • $597 goal

This project expired on January 19, 2019.

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My Students

As a teacher in a high poverty school district, I see my students face many challenges both in and out of the classroom. Gangs roam the neighborhood recruiting them at a very young age. Despite the challenges they have many students are eager to be the exception and strive for excellence. I aim to provide my students with meaningful yet creative learning experiences. Our school's motto is to prepare leaders in mind, body, and character for success in college, career, and a life of service within the global community through an education that values honor, courage, and commitment.

My Project

My students have a vision to clean up their neighborhood, we hope to build a robot that can pick up hazardous waste around the neighborhood and deposit in into a trash receptacle. They will use these power tools to create their trash bin. The miter saw will help in making precision cuts while keeping students safe. The workbench will allow a space to work on. The heat gun will allow them to bend plastic to make different shapes and mold them.

Students are not only learning workforce skills but applying engineering strategies into their designs.

These items will help promote the engineering design process in our class by making this project possible. Students will be able to dig in to hands-on learning and discovery with the use of these tools.

Mrs. Soto
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DEWALT DW715 15-Amp 12-Inch Single-Bevel Compound Miter Saw • Amazon Business $219.00 1 $219.00
WORX WX081L ZipSnip Cutting Tool • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98
Simonrack BT-3 900 Kit Shelf, Galvanized/Wood • Amazon Business $64.44 1 $64.44
Bernzomatic TS8000 - High Intensity Trigger Start Torch • Amazon Business $39.97 1 $39.97
Can-Do Clamp • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Titan Tools 12345 7-1/2" Multi-Purpose Shears • Amazon Business $11.07 2 $22.14
Wagner 0503008 HT1000 Heat Gun 1,200-Watt, 2 Temp Settings 750ᵒF & 1000ᵒF • Amazon Business $19.88 1 $19.88
SquareTrade 3-Year Home Improvement Extended Protection Plan ($200-249.99) • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66

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