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Ms. Cara from Jamaica Plain MA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Establish the Mission Hill Music Lab!

Help me give my students the materials they need in order to explore music through STEM. Materials like headphones and headphone splitters will allow us to explore composition through modern technology such as Chromebooks, SoundTrap, and Scratch.

  • $260 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our students are a diverse group of learners in an urban setting. We have nearly 100 middle grade students at the school. Ours is an inclusion school and many of our students a come from a range of cultural and economic backgrounds. All of our students are incredibly inquisitive, creative, and compassionate.

It is critical that we provide our students with opportunities for hands-on learning.

With the proper materials, students can begin to build their understanding of science through the music they are inspired to create.

My Project

Students will explore this semester's school-wide science theme through studying the "science of sound". We will use both nontraditional and traditional methods to explore the ways in which science and music intersect.

Our focus aims to integrate STEM and music by utilizing software such as Scratch to explore composition through coding.

We will also explore online composition platforms like Soundtrap so our students can see the ways in which musical creativity can be expressed using only their Chrombooks and an internet connection.

Our traditional approach will focus on hands-on exploration of how sound travels through gas, liquids, and solids. Using everyday items like string, balloons, and bottles, we can begin to see how sound travels through vibration.

Ms. Cara
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Belkin RockStar 5-Jack Multi Headphone Audio Splitter (Light Green) • Amazon Business $11.49 5 $57.45
Panasonic Headphones On-Ear Lightweight with XBS RP-HT21 (Black & Silver) • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
Cayman Kitchen Natural Cotton Cooking Butchers Twine 1200 ft, 1 Lb • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
20443-1019 - Lyra Watersoluble Graphite Crayon - Classroom Pack, Set of 24 • Blick Art Materials $24.44 1 $24.44
KIWIHUB 4.2 Mil (2 inch-82ft) Aluminum Tape/Aluminum Foil Tape, Silver,Good for HVAC, Sealing & Patching Hot & Cold Air Ducts, Metal Repair • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Prextex 300 Party Balloons 12 Inch 10 Assorted Rainbow Colors - Bulk Pack of Strong Latex Balloons for Party Decorations, Birthday Parties Supplies or Arch Decor - Helium Quality • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

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