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Ms. Solorzano from South Gate CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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My students need updated tools such as power drills, soldering iron, stable vise, pvc cutters and circuit holder in order to be able to finish their project on time for their competition.

  • $1,007 goal

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My Students

My students are very excited to begin with their under water ROV project for this year's STEM semester, but with limited resources and used equipment, it has taken us a while to begin the task.

My students attend a Title I public school, with a student population of 2200+, predominately Hispanic, with 100% free and reduced price lunch participants.

Most come from a low income home with limited resources, which results in lack of interest in school. I believe they are wonderful students who are creative, passionate, open-minded, and hungry for the curiosity to build hands on engineering projects.

My Project

My students are looking forward to finishing up their under water ROV on time for competition, but with out dated materials, it has taken us much longer to complete some task, even start some task. The soldering irons don't warm up like before, the pvc, cutters no longer have a sharp blade, and the we need to wait days in order to get power drills from other teachers. Task that would have taken us a couple of days to finish have now taken weeks to complete due to students rotating because of the limited supplies. Even though we try our best to work and share materials with different grade levels, there just isn't enough time in the class to trade materials across classrooms, which is why we are in need for these tools. We create an under water ROV and students get to work with soldering iron when completing the control circuit box. However, we run into several students getting burned when soldering, which is why we are requesting a circuit board holder. We need power drills to drill holes in the PVC pipes to allow water to flow once the project is completed when maneuvering under water.

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

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This project will reach 130 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Black & Decker LD120VA 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Drill / Driver Kit • Amazon Business $47.79 6 $286.74
Weller WLC100 40-Watt Soldering Station • Amazon Business $39.70 5 $198.50
Hi-Spec Table Vise with 360° Swiveling Head, Desk Clamp & Rubber Covered Jaws GREAT for Crafting, Painting, Sculpting, Modeling, Electronics, Soldering, Woodworking, Fishing Tackle and Hobby Vise • Amazon Business $15.99 6 $95.94
Aven 17010 Adjustable Circuit Board Holder • Amazon Business $12.56 6 $75.36
Hakko 599B-02 Wire-type soldering iron tip cleaner • Amazon Business $9.09 6 $54.54
Pipe and Tube Cutter, Ratcheting Hose Cutter, One-hand Fast Pipe Cutting Tool with Ratchet Drive for Cutting Less Than 1-1/4" O.D. PEX, PVC, and PPR Pipe, Ideal for Plumbers, Home Handy Man and More • Amazon Business $8.79 4 $35.16

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