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Mrs. Fuglestad from Arlington Heights IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Light Up Our ART with Paper Circuits

My students need copper tape, batteries, LEDs, and the book for inspiration to create amazing interactive art with light up parts from circuits they build themselves.

  • $446 goal

This project expired on September 29, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We LOVE to make things in my classroom so it is no surprise that we would want to join the maker movement and learn how to tinker while making art. Learning is fun, engaging, innovative, and exciting in our room, so we're always looking for innovative ideas that energize students.

Every kindergartner through fifth grader comes to the art room each week in our suburban public school.

My students are talented, curious, and creative little people who are not afraid of taking risks, trying their best, and showing the world what they have created through our art room blog and online art gallery.

My Project

We want to join the maker movement and add STEAM (adding ART to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to our program. We want to learn about electricity while constructing an artistic paper circuit. Students will design and paint a robot then flip it over to design a circuit that will light up an LED with a battery on the robot. Each student will need to combine their creativity and problem-solving skills to complete this exciting project idea.

This project will definitely encourage tinkering and "think"ering in my students as they combine their creativity and problem-solving to make an interactive light up piece of art.

The thrill of lighting the LED will hopefully light up many more ideas now and in the future.

Mrs. Fuglestad
Grades 3-5

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sony 3V Lithium CR2032 Batteries (4 Blisters of 5), 20 Cells • Amazon $8.10 25 $202.50
1/4 inch x 55 yds Copper Foil Tape - (6mm x 50m) - EMI Shielding Conductive Adhesive • Amazon $15.95 6 $95.70
75 x 3mm Red Green Yellow Assorted Color LED Light Emitting Diodes • Amazon $5.09 6 $30.54
The Robot Book • Amazon $14.56 1 $14.56

Materials cost

$343.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$378.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.79

Total project goal

$445.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$445.24

4 Donors

-$240.24

Donations toward project cost

-$204.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.04

match offer

-$205.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$174.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.75

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$0.00

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