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Mrs. Whitney from McKeesport PA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On at Home

Help me give my students materials to complete hands-on STEM activities at home.

  • $671 goal

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My Students

Since moving to a distance learning environment, My STEM class has had to make serious adaptations to continue the student engagement and learning. Being that STEM is a hands-on class, where students collaborate and build things, distance learning is not the ideal conditions but we are doing our best to make their STEM education valuable and memorable. Currently, we have been doing our learning on Google Classroom with videos and activities but I would love to add the hands-on component to their learning. To do this, I would need to send home learning materials to my students to add the hands-on part of STEM class.

I am unsure of the materials each of my students possesses in their homes and it is difficult to assign hands-on activities without this information.

I would love to be able to provide the materials they need to keep the hands-on component at the forefront of their STEM learning.

My Project

STEM is a collaborative hands-on course using design principles to create solutions to real-world problems. When we left school in March, we began learning from a distance via computer. I would love to put these materials in my students' hands so they still have a similar experience my other STEM students were able to have this school year. Owl pellets will allow us to explore food chains and food webs. Catapults allow us to explore physical science principles of motion and gravity. Crystal growing will allow my students to study solubility and molecule interaction.

It is so important to give my STEM students similar learning experiences at home as they had while they were in class.

They deserve to have the opportunity to build, test, analyze, and revise projects like the students in the first three nine weeks classes. By giving my students crystal growing kits, catapult kits, owl pellet kits, and other STEM materials at their homes this will be possible.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Owl Pellet Dissection Mini-Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $5.08 28 $142.24
LUCWI Multicolor Drawstring Backpack, Sports Cinch Sacks String Backpack Bags for Traveling Gym Yoga Storage Gift, 20pcs-colorful, 16.913.6 in • Amazon Business $19.93 5 $99.65
Carolina STEM Challenge: Paint Stirrer Catapult Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $44.50 2 $89.00
Carolina STEM Challenge: Crystal Growing Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $43.20 2 $86.40
Horizon Group USA Neon Fuzzy Sticks. Pipe Cleaner, Bendi Sticks, Chenille Stem- 200 Pack, Neon • Amazon Business $5.99 3 $17.97
Chenille Kraft Natural Wood Craft Sticks, Jumbo Size, 6 x 3/4, Wood, Natural Wood, 500/Box (3776-01) • Amazon Business $8.48 2 $16.96
3''x 4'', (Pack of 100) Small Clear Poly Zipper Bags Reclosable Ziplock Storage Plastic Bags for Jewelry, Gift Card, Candy • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Perfect Stix Craft Picks 90-1000 Wooden Craft Picks, 0.1" Height, 0.2" Width, 3.5" Length (Pack of 1000) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
NEW NatureCore Bamboo Wooden Toothpicks - 1000 CT, Sturdy Safe Round Clear Non-Fragile Storage, 2 Packs of 500 PCS, Party Catering Appetizer Fruit Cocktail Dessert Barbecue Art Craft Teeth Cleaning • Amazon Business $6.79 2 $13.58
Horizon Group USA Pastel Bendi Sticks, Pipe Cleaners, Chenille Stems, Fuzzy Sticks 200 Pack , Multicolor • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
SunWorks Construction Paper, 10 Assorted Colors, 9" x 12", 100 Sheets • Amazon Business $1.90 5 $9.50

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