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Mrs. Pederson from Lowell MA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Learn to Solder!

Help me give my students soldering kits, mats, and safety glasses to learn how to solder!

  • $1,224 goal

This project expired on June 5, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students who take my engineering and robotics classes are apart of a large, urban school and come from many different cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. However, these pieces of their identities do not define them.

The students who take my classes are curious, creative, and in general, they are thinkers.

They come in every day willing to learn and be challenged. They are future engineers and scientists, and I want to help start them off on the right foot.

My Project

As my engineering students learn about electronics, it is important for them to be able to take their knowledge a step further and learn how to solder. In order to do this, they will need soldering irons and soldering kits.

As my students learn how to solder, they will not only be learning a valuable skill through hands on learning, but they are going to need to be constantly asking themselves "why" and "how" are the circuits they are creating actually working and "what" is going on within the wires to make all of this happen.

As my engineering students learn the skills needed to solder, this will work to increase their curiosity and creativity in the STEM fields.

Mrs. Pederson
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 130 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ANBES Soldering Iron Kit Electronics, 60W Adjustable Temperature Welding Tool, 5pcs Soldering Tips, Desoldering Pump, Soldering Iron Stand, Tweezers • Amazon Business $17.99 15 $269.85
ANBES Soldering Iron Kit Electronics, 60W Adjustable Temperature Welding Tool, 5pcs Soldering Tips, Desoldering Pump, Soldering Iron Stand, Tweezers • Amazon Business $17.99 15 $269.85
XOOL Heat Insulation Silicone Repair Mat with Scale Ruler and Screw Position for Soldering Iron, Phone and Computer Repair, Gift for Techie • Amazon Business $7.99 30 $239.70
SAFETY GLASSES ADULT/EA • Frey Scientific $3.68 35 $128.80
LEAD FREE SOLDER - 20G (6FT) - 10 PACK • Ward's Science $35.87 2 $71.74

Materials cost

$979.94

Vendor shipping charges

$15.46

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,040.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$183.55

Total project goal

$1,223.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,223.65

3 Donors

-$1,043.58

Donations toward project cost

-$1,040.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.48

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$180.07

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$0.00

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