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Mrs. Spicola from Iron Station NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Girls Love Soldering and STEAM

Help me give my students the tools and materials they need to learn to solder.

  • $774 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I sponsor an after-school Science and Math club for 6-8th grade girls in my middle school. Club members bring a range of backgrounds and academic strengths and weaknesses. Girls choose to stay for club activities each week. I organize and offer labs, building challenges, art projects, and professional role models for my students.

The club introduces girls to skills, content, or experiences they might not otherwise experience in our small rural area.

We have explored entomology, neuroscience, and various types of engineering.

My Project

We are going to put the "A" in STEAM! Students learn soldering by creating their own stained glass projects. Girls will be engaged in creating their project with their new found soldering skills!

Girls will then hone soldering skills with their very own Christmas tree project.

The tree kits allow girls to solder the components needed to play songs and light flashing LED's on the trees. The tools and foundational skills acquired with this project will enable the club to explore "making" using their soldering abilities. I anticipate future circuitry projects for girls to apply circuitry knowledge and soldering skills.

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

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elenco Christmas Tree Soldering Kit with Iron and Solder • Amazon Business $24.07 20 $481.40
Mastercraft Lead-Free Solder - 1-lb. Spool • Nasco $51.50 1 $51.50
500PCS/380g Mosaic Tiles Stained Glass for DIY Art Craft or Home Decorations with Organizing Container,Smooth Surface Bulk Mosaic Glass Assorted Mixed Colors & Shapes like Triangle, Square, Rhombus(No • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Flux Soldering Paste - 2 oz. • Nasco $4.55 2 $9.10
Thermaltronics BC-10 Solder Tip Cleaning Wire • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95

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