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Ms. Malone from Ridgeley WV is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Learn to Solder!

Help me give my students the tools to solder and learn about circuits to engage in new technology and continued STEM learning!

  • $732 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach mathematics and gifted in a public middle school in rural West Virginia. Our school has a strong sense of community. Many of the children have been in classes together since kindergarten. This has allowed them to build a bond in which they both support and challenge one another daily.

My students are a lively and enthusiastic group that loves learning and challenges!

I want to provide these bright young minds with the resources they need and deserve in order to reach their fullest potential.

The students are fearless when it comes to STEM challenges and technology. This project will provide them with another tool and skill to add to their repertoire.

My Project

Help me give my students equipment that will take their projects to the next level! Within the gifted classroom, students will learn about circuits and how to solder by creating their own LED Flashlight. Students will get an introduction to electronics in this lesson. They will learn the basics of how electronics work. They will use Ohm's Law to calculate which resistors will be necessary and then they will create their circuit.

Allowing students to access new technology brings a level of excitement and engagement!

Students will learn a new skill that will possibly help them to pursue a future career. The materials will provide my class with valuable hands-on experience that will prepare them for the future. Introducing new hands-on tasks helps create better problem-solvers and future productive members of society.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Weller WLC100 40-Watt Soldering Station • Amazon Business $29.99 10 $299.90
Mudder Lead Free Solder Wire Sn99 Ag0.3 Cu0.7 with Rosin Core for Electrical Soldering 100g (0.8 mm) • Amazon Business $10.99 10 $109.90
Neiko 01902 Adjustable Helping Hand With Magnifying Glass | Dual Alligator Clips • Amazon Business $7.93 4 $31.72
LAMPVPATH (Pack of 12) PCB Prototype Board, Double Sided PCB Proto board For DIY Solder Breadboard, (Color of Red, Green, Blue) 3cm X 7cm(1.181" X 2.755") Universal Printed Circuit Board • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
Wire Stripper/Cutter, 22-30 AWG Solid Wire Klein Tools 11047 • Amazon Business $13.91 2 $27.82
24 Pack of Safety Glasses (24 Protective Goggles in 6 Different Colors) Crystal Clear Eye Protection - Perfect for Construction, Shooting, Lab Work, and More! • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Duracell Procell 9 Volt Batteries, Pack of 12 (Packaging May Vary) • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
5mm Diffused LED Diode Assortment Kit - Pack of Assorted Color LEDs and Resistors (600 pcs) - Red, Green, Yellow, Blue and White Light Emiting Diode Indicator Lights from Plusivo • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
DiCUNO 200pcs 5mm LED Light Emitting Diodes 2pin Assorted Diffused Kit Box Color UV White Red Yellow Green Blue Warm White Pink Orange Chartreuse (10 Colors x 20pcs) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Kissmi 5pcs Solder Sucker,Desoldering Vacuum Pump Solder Removal Tool • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Baitaihem 50 Packs Battery Clip Connector Buckle,Faux Leather Housing T Type and I Type for 9v Battery • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
100 Pcs GZFY 6x6x4.5mm Panel PCB Momentary Tactile Tact Push Button Switch 4 Pin DIP • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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