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Mrs. Horvath from Barron WI is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Junk Box Challenge

My students need crafts sticks, mouse traps, tubing, canisters, spools, dowels and tape to complete STEM challenges.

  • $264 goal

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My Students

Our school is in a small rural town. A large percentage of our students are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch and come from homes that are economically disadvantaged. There is a population of students from Somalia, Kenya, and Mexico who are learning English as a second language.

My special education students have intellectual, learning and social emotional needs.

We problem solve daily to find what best learning environment best fits their individual need for the day. Every child learns at a different rate and in a variety of ways. All of the students that I service have a targeted disability within the area of reading.

My Project

My students will be given a box with random items to create rockets, cars, boats, and bridges. In our STEM challenges, my students will need to work together to research, hypothesis, experiment and create working models.

I am challenging my students to use their imaginations, scientific knowledge, and a box of "junk" to create a variety of devices that perform an assortment of tasks.

My students enjoy hands on learning, and love to use their imaginations. The junk box challenges will teach them how to work with others, the benefits of trial and error, analyze their own work and make changes based on their findings. Through the scientific method they will create a tool or machine that completes the challenge.

Mrs. Horvath
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hot Glue Gun, WEIO Rapid Heating Technology Hot Glue Gun with 25pcs Glue Sticks, High Temperature Melting Glue Gun Kit Flexible Trigger for DIY Arts, Craft Projects &Sealing Finger Caps • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
Neon Colored Drinking Straws (500-Count) Flexible, Disposable Kid Friendly, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.49 3 $22.47
GF Health 3932 132 Latex Tubing, 50', 1/4"I.D. x 5/16" O.D. x 1/32" Wall • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Scotch Masking Tape for Production Painting, 0.94-Inch by 60.1-Yard, 9-Pack • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
Houseables Film Canister, 35MM Empty Camera Reel Containers, 60 Pack, White, 2" H, 1" W, Plastic, Films Developing Processing Tube, Roll Case, With Caps, For Small Accessories, Beads, Alka Seltzer • Amazon Business $15.78 1 $15.78
Wood Craft Dowel Rods 200 pcs 12"-1/8" -- BEST PRICE -- Unfinished Natural Wood Rods for Crafts. Dowels for Model Building, Games, Kids Crafts, Handmade Gifts, Parties, Events, Home Decor. • Amazon Business $15.43 1 $15.43
Perfect Stix Jumbo Craft Sticks ( Pack of 500ct) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Acerich 300 Pcs Assorted Colors Pipe Cleaners DIY Art Craft Decorations Chenille Stems (6 mm x 12 Inch) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Vastar 120pcs Hot Glue Sticks for Hot Glue Gun / XL-E20W Hot Melt Glue Gun, 0.27 Inch Diameter, 4 Inch Length • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Verbatim 94691 CD-R 700MB 80 Minute 52x Recordable Disc - 50 Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Perfect Stix 114ST-Craft Wooden Stick Box (Pack of 1000) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Victor EZ set mouse trap (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Darice 9119-52 Big Value Unfinished Wood Spool, Natural, 5/8-Inch • Amazon Business $5.47 1 $5.47

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