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Mrs. Arambula from Hawthorne CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Girls the Builders

My students need a mini projector, drill kit, table saw, projector screen, scissors, glue gun, finger protectors, and glue sticks.

  • $611 goal

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My Students

Teaching STEAM in a middle school where my students are eager to express themselves is imperative. The school is located in a high poverty location. Most of my students come from single working parent homes that will never have an opportunity to visit art museums. My students do not have and cannot afford the materials to produce great hands on projects. Even though my students are not living or attending a school in the best area they are eager to learn and let their creative juices flow freely. These students lack avenues to express themselves in a positive way.

For most of my students being able to create something is a mental escape from the rough reality they live in, there is a sense of failure and also great accomplishment when they see the beauty in what they are able to make on their own.

Oh the different things they will create and the colors that will brighten their days.

My Project

My students are in need of tools to create and demonstrate their STEAM projects. My students will be engineering different projects and for this they need tools that can help them build. The drill and the heavy duty glue gun can help with connecting parts together. The scissors for cutting out parts that they might need. The projector and screen is for my students to be able to present to their classmates what they have accomplished.

My students will be able to learn a lot more if they have tools that can allow them to make their inventions.

These materials will facilitate STEAM projects and will allow my students to be creators. My students will not only be able to construct but design ramps and race cars. They will learn to use different tools for building but will also be taught about responsibility and proper use.

Mrs. Arambula
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DR.J (2018 Upgraded) +10% Lumens 4Inch Mini Projector with 170" Display - 40,000 Hour LED Full HD Video Projector 1080P, Compatible with Amazon Fire TV Stick, HDMI, VGA, USB, AV, SD for Home Theater • Amazon Business $98.99 1 $98.99
Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Portable Tabletop Saw with Steel Rip Fence, Miter Gauge, and 7 Accessories – RK7323 • Amazon Business $88.11 1 $88.11
BLACK+DECKER LDX120PK 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Drill and Project Kit • Amazon Business $79.00 1 $79.00
Elite Screens Tripod, 50-inch, Adjustable Multi Aspect Ratio Portable Pull Up Projection Projector Screen, T50UWS1 • Amazon Business $56.78 1 $56.78
Wiss W10TM 10" Titanium Coated Full Metal Scissor, Black • Amazon Business $14.97 3 $44.91
Surebonder CL-800F 60-Watt Cordless High Temperature Glue Gun • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Adtech 220-115-5 Multi-Temp Glue Sticks, 10 inch Full Size, 5 Pound Box • Amazon Business $22.54 1 $22.54
Bosch T5002 10-Piece Assorted T-Shank Jig Saw Blade Set • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Frienda 12 Pieces Hot Glue Gun Finger Caps Silicone Finger Protectors for Hot Glue Wax Rosin Resin Honey Adhesives Scrapbooking Sewing in 3 Sizes (Blue and Red) • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69

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