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Mrs. Hirschkorn from Laurel MT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Library Makerspace

Help me give my students the opportunity for creative exploration in the library with Snap Circuits, magnetic building blocks, and duct tape!

  • $588 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The 5th grade students at LMS are a curious and excited bunch! Seeing their bright and energetic faces as they walk eagerly into the library is the highlight of my day.

Although they are anxious to engage in all of the library activities, it is obvious that they look forward to makerspace days the most.

When they dive into a makerspace activity, they are focused and attentive. They problem solve, collaborate, ask questions, and celebrate accomplishments. As a teacher, it is so fun to observe this learning environment.

My Project

This year we launched a makerspace in the library at LMS. We wanted an exciting and engaging way to help 5th grade students meet our national library standards. So far, it has been a huge hit! Students love the opportunity to explore and be creative. My favorite moment so far was when a 5th grade girl squealed with delight after successfully completing a Snap Circuit project. She then looked at me and said, "Maybe I want to be an electrician when I get older?!" I almost cried. That is the goal of this project - to inspire students.

We have several makerspace stations that we would like to expand, resupply, and create.

These stations are duct tape construction, origami, magnet exploration, snap circuit/electricity exploration, and a deconstruction zone.

Mrs. Hirschkorn
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 175 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
24 Roll Variety Pack Solid Colors (brights and regular colors) of All Purpose Duct Tape. Brights Include: green, blue, orange, purple, yellow and pink. Regular colors include: brown, white, black, green, red, and blue. All solid color rolls are 1.89x 10 yards. • Amazon Business $33.79 3 $101.37
Snap Circuits Motion Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 165 Exciting STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 50+ Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun • Amazon Business $61.27 1 $61.27
Snap Circuits Alternative Energy Green Electronics Exploration in Alternative Energy Kit | Over 125 STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 40+ Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun • Amazon Business $54.99 1 $54.99
Snap Circuits Arcade Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 200 STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 20+ Build and Play Games | 35+ Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
18 Roll Variety Pack Decorative Duct Style Tape (Polka-dot, Chevron, and Colorful Camouflage) by Basic • Amazon Business $24.86 2 $49.72
WITKA 200 Pieces Magnetic Building Block Toys, Children Intelligence Learning Toys and Brain Training Set for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Origami Paper, 1000 sheets, 2 3/4 inches square ( 7 by 7 cm, or about 2 3/4 inches by 2 3/4 inches ) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Screwdriver Set, Laptop Tool Kit Tiny Screwdriver Set Precision Screwdriver Set Precision Repair Tool Kit Electronics Screwdriver Set Computer Repair Kit for Laptop PC Macbook iPhone, 33 PCS • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Professional Screwdriver Set ,8 Pieces Phillips and Slotted Magnetic Screwdriver,Craftsman Toolkit,Big and Micro-Fine Grip, NON-Slip ,Rust Resistant ,Magnetic Design • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Ultimate UV Protection, Scratch Resistant Clear Lenses Safety Glasses, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Tape King Professional Grade Duct Tape, 3-Pack, Silver Color Multi Pack, 11mil Thick (1.88 Inch x 35 Yards), 48mm x 32m - Ideal for Crafts, Home Improvement Projects, Repairs, Maintenance, Bulk • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Official Duck Tape Craft Book: 15 Easy Duck Tape Projects (Design Originals) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Easy Origami (Dover Origami Papercraft)over 30 simple projects • Amazon Business $4.36 1 $4.36

Materials cost

$462.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$499.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.16

Total project goal

$587.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$587.72

7 Donors

-$428.72

Donations toward project cost

-$364.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.31

match offer

-$159.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$135.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.85

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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