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Ms. Seckel from Sumter SC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Light Up Circuit Cards: Exploring Electric Circuits

Help me give my students copper tape, led lights, and batteries to make light up circuit cards in their exploration of electricity.

  • $222 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students love to be engaged in hands-on learning experiences that relate to real life. Middle school students need to relate learning to real life. They love to build and create and are always more interested when they see the connections to the real world.

Students need hands-on STEM learning experiences in order to become successful and empathetic citizens of the future.

Our students need the proper tools to inspire collaboration and strengthen skills. We are in a high poverty area and lack the funds to provide the needed materials.

My Project

Making paper circuit cards is the perfect union of science, technology, art, and design (STEAM). Students will use the copper tape, led lights, batteries and card stock to design and produce cards that light up due to an electric circuit they will create.

Students retain more through hands-on exploration such as this electrical circuit activity.

Students will be able to design the cards how they like. This helps with social emotional learning as they can create this card for any reason and as a gift if they choose. Students will unleash their creativity as they experiment with paper circuit art and create a unique card that really lights up!

Ms. Seckel
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
4 Pack Copper Foil Tape with Conductive Adhesive for EMI Shielding, Slug Repellent, Paper Circuits, Electrical Repairs, Grounding(1/4inch) • Amazon Business $8.98 3 $26.94
CR2032 Lithium Battery 3 Volt Coin Button Cell 150 Pack • Amazon Business $25.71 1 $25.71
CR2032 Lithium Battery 3 Volt Coin Button Cell 100 Pack • Amazon Business $20.41 1 $20.41
Westcott School Scissor Caddy with 24 Pointed 5" Kids Scissors with Anti-Microbial Protection • Amazon Business $19.82 1 $19.82
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count • Amazon Business $8.88 2 $17.76
Astrobrights Mega Collection 320 Sheets, 65 lb/176 gsm,"Classic" 5-Color Assorted Cardstock, 8 ½ x 11 (91630) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
5mm LED Diode Kit, Waycreat 375PCS (5 Colors x 75pcs) Clear LED Light Emitting Diodes Color White Red Blue Green Yellow with Resistors • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Neenah Exact Index, 110 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, White, 94 Brightness • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$145.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$188.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.19

Total project goal

$221.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$221.25

3 Donors

-$111.00

Donations toward project cost

-$94.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.65

Matching donations from our partners

-$110.25

Match offers toward project cost

-$93.71

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.54

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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