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Mrs. Young from Shady Spring WV is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Gifted Students Explore! Aqueducts, Worm Dissections, and Egg Drop Devices

Help me give my students an opportunity to engineer Roman aqueducts (plastic tubing, dowel rods), create egg drop devices (tape glue guns, etc.), dissect worms, and work on numerous other creative projects throughout the year.

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My Students

I am a teacher of gifted students grades 4-8 in a rural West Virginia community. I work with many of the best and brightest students in our area and enjoy bringing them opportunities to be creative, use critical thinking skills, and take positive academic risks.

A significant portion of the students at my school are economically disadvantaged, but that doesn't mean they should miss out on the unique opportunities that I can offer them in my class.

I try to make our learning experiences student driven and as hands-on as possible. The only downside to this is that our projects require ample amounts of supplies. My classroom budget often runs out before my ideas do.

This year I hope to run a mock trial, engineer Roman aqueducts, dissect worms, and build egg drop devices. Additionally, my students have mentioned that they would like to explore Shakespeare, agriculture, language studies, and robotics.

I don't want a ​lack of supplies to determine the limits of our studies. Help me open a world of opportunities to my students.

My Project

These materials will enable my gifted students to actively engage in hands-on learning activities across all subjects. Three projects that I plan to implement with these materials are designing Roman aqueducts, worm dissections, and engineering egg drop devices which will be dropped from the ladder of a fire truck. Students will need the plastic tubing, glue guns, glue, colored pencils and sharpeners, dowel rods, tape, markers, to engineer the aqueducts. Straws, glue guns, glue, tape, markers, colored pencils will be used for the egg drops. In addition, I will also gather cardboard, bubble wrap, 2-liter​ bottles, etc. for both of these projects. For the worm dissection, the dissection kits and worms will be used.

Not only will students have the opportunity to collaborate and use critical thinking skills, these projects will give them the freedom to take legitimate risks, try out new ideas, and be innovators in their own rights.

Help us explore! Be part of igniting learning interests that will benefit my students for a lifetime.

Mrs. Young
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 35 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Student Dissecting Set I • Carolina Biological Supply Company $11.29 7 $79.03
Rollerflex Food Grade Crystal Clear Vinyl Tubing, 3/8-Inch ID x 1/2-Inch OD (10 Ft) • Amazon Business $6.85 8 $54.80
Duck Brand 394468 All-Purpose Duct Tape, 1.88 Inches by 45 Yards, Silver, Single Roll • Amazon Business $6.52 8 $52.16
Hot Glue Gun,Blusmart Upgraded Mini Hot Glue Gun with 30 Pcs Melt Glue Sticks, Glue Gun 20 Watts Blue High Temperature Hot Melt Glue Gun for DIY Craft Projects and Home Repair Fast,Life Artistic Creat • Amazon Business $10.59 4 $42.36
Crayola BIN8024 Colored Pencil Classpack, 12 Colors, 240 Count • Amazon Business $34.79 1 $34.79
Carolinas Perfect Solution Earthworms, Plain, Tube of 50 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $30.60 1 $30.60
Tape Measure Retractable Measuring Tape for Cloth Body Measuring Tape and The Dual Sided Tape Measure for Sewing Tailor Fabric Measuring Tape (Black) • Amazon Business $5.51 5 $27.55
Hot Glue Gun, TopElek Mini Glue Gun Kit with 50pcs Glue Sticks, High Temperature Melting Glue Gun for DIY Small Projects, Arts and Crafts, Home Quick Repairs,Artistic Creation(20 Watts, Blue) • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
3 PACK: KUM 1040501 2-hole Pencil Sharpener Magnesium Alloy Wedge Profile • Amazon Business $8.39 2 $16.78
Scotch General Purpose Masking Tape, 2020-24A-CP, 0.94-Inch by 60.1-Yards, 9 Rolls • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
Elmer's Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable, 60 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
XFasten Crystal Clear Transparent Tape 3/4-Inch by 1000-Inch, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Kleenex Ultra Soft Facial Tissues 130 Count (Pack of 8), Disposable Facial Tissues, Gentle and Durable, 3-Ply Thickness, Designs May Vary • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
2 Packs of Sharpie Assorted Colored, Fine Point Permanent Markers, 12-Count, Total of 24 Markers • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Dowel Rod - Wood - 1/4 x 12 inches - 10 pieces • Amazon Business $3.17 3 $9.51
Sharpie 30001 Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, Box of 12 • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56
[500 Pack] Neon Colored Drinking Straws - Flexible, Disposable Kid Friendly, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29

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