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Mrs. Williams from Hillside NJ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Light It Up!

Help me give my students a STEAM lesson in electricity and circuits with LED lights and other supplies that make their puppets come to life!

  • $240 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am so lucky and thankful to be a part of Girls Rock Science - An after-school program that encourages and empowers females to explore the field of science. Our town is a small urban community. Most of the students qualify for free and reduced lunch. We have very limited supplies for the classrooms and none for after-school programs.

We provide STEM and STEAM lessons for the girls in the program and encourage team work.

The lessons are designed to build self-esteem and engage ​females in science. It is powerful to see how the girls embrace each activity and see how they grow and blossom through out the year. It motivates me and our team to plan and prepare our girls to succeed and reach their highest potential.

My Project

For this STEAM project, the girls will utilize the science of electric circuits to create light up hand puppets. They will use ordinary paper lunch bags, LED diode lights, copper tape, brass fasteners, ​and a battery to create a circuit.

The girls apply the science of electric circuits to the design of their real-life project.

When the brass fasteners are connected the lights will turn on and their puppets come to life.

They can then use their creativity and crafts like pom-poms, googly eyes, and feathers to decorate their puppets.

The students then present their puppets and explain how they created the circuit.

Mrs. Williams
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crayola Ultra Clean Washable Broad Line Markers, 40 Classic Colors, Gift for Kids • Amazon Business $15.68 5 $78.40
Colored Masking Tape Kids Craft Set | 6-PACK 1 Inch x 60 Yard Rolls | Multi Colored Variety Kit - Assorted Color Coded & Fun DIY Art Supplies- Kids Toddlers ages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 12 n years old • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
KEYYOOMY Small Bright Color Paper Bags Rainbow Party Goody Bags for Wedding Baby Shower Kid’s Birthday Party (Rainbow, 49 CT, 3.1 X 5.1 X 9.4 in) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
600 Piece Crafts Supplies Mega Pack - Includes Feathers. Craft Buttons, Pom Poms, Colored Popsicle Sticks, Googly Eyes, and Chenille Stems • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
DiCUNO 450pcs(5 Colors x 90pcs) 5mm LED Light Emitting Diode Round Assorted Color White/Red/Yellow/Green/Blue Kit Box • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
6 Pack Copper Foil Tape with Double-Sided Conductive Adhesive - EMI Shielding,Stained Glass,Soldering,Electrical Repairs,Slug Repellent,Paper Circuits,Grounding (1/4inch X 21.8yards) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
JOOBEF CR2032 Lithium 3V Battery, Electronic Coin Cell Button for Toys Calculators Watches(40 Pcs) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
ACCO Brass Paper Fasteners, 1", Plated, 1 Box, 100 Fasteners/Box (71710) • Amazon Business $3.02 1 $3.02

Materials cost

$165.27

Vendor shipping charges

$5.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$203.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.95

Total project goal

$239.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$239.69

3 Donors

-$190.00

Donations toward project cost

-$161.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.50

match offer

-$49.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.45

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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