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Mrs. Marrero-Crespo from Boston MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Us Investigate a Pandemic Invasion

Help me give my students the Outbreak Alert: Engineering a Pandemic Response STEM kit.

  • $693 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When you walk into my classroom, you will see my students working in pairs, in small groups and there is definitely a buzz. You will see students working on Chromebooks, iPad minis, and even personal smartphones. My students are used to using many different modalities to demonstrate their understanding. More than half of the students in our school come from low-income homes.

My students are a group of seventh and eighth graders who are English-language learners and Spanish-language learners.

They have been learning in both languages since kindergarten in our school, which is a K-8 grade school model.

My Project

My students need to engage in the engineering design process. The Outbreak Alert: Engineering a Pandemic Response kit will help my students solve problems systematically while engaging in hands-on activities.

In our district we celebrate STEM Week, my hope is to grab my students' attention through the activities that will last longer than a week.

I am convinced that when my students are given the opportunity they will thrive. In my classroom, I have artists, singers, comedians, scientists, mathematicians, journalists, teachers, doctors, nurses, lawyers, administrators, car mechanics, technicians, electricians, sportsmen and women, newscasters, architects, engineers, and dancers. We have human beings with many types of intelligence: nature smart, sound smart, number/reasoning smart, life smart, people smart, body smart and word smart. All in your own way are smart.

They are eager to get the chance to show how smart they are despite their social-economic status.

Mrs. Marrero-Crespo
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Outbreak Alert: Engineering a Pandemic Response • AKJ Education $550.45 1 $550.45

Materials cost

$550.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$588.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.89

Total project goal

$692.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$692.60

9 Donors

-$231.00

Donations toward project cost

-$196.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.65

match offer

-$461.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$392.36

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.24

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$0.00

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