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Teacher Cimini-Samuels from Staten Island NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Lighting the Way to STEM Learning!

Help me give my students paper circuit building supplies, including Snap Circuits, assorted LEDs, copper foil tape, and more, that can light the way to a lifetime love of science learning.

  • $409 goal

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My Students

When students leave science class, especially in middle school, they should be excited to continue their science education. In our diverse community of learners, our science department has been striving to create a STEM program that challenges and engages students and leaves them with the drive to keep learning.

Our students are hungry for science that is hands-on, authentic, challenging and fun.

With learners from all socioeconomic groups, diverse backgrounds and learning styles, hands-on science is the thing that can reach them all. They flourish when they can truly take charge of their learning.

My Project

Hands-on STEAM learning allows students to engage in the material in a way that makes a impact for years to come. The best way to learn about circuit building and electrical engineering is for students to have the opportunity to build functional circuits.

In this STEAM project, students will create cards that light up when closed based on unique circuits they have designed and built.

Inside the cards they will print poems they have written in English/Language Arts as the culmination of a cross curricular unit on identity. Students will be encouraged to be creative and create a card that reflects their personal identity resulting in a project that requires personal reflection and engaging STEAM learning.

Teacher Cimini-Samuels
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 150 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snap Circuits Pro SC-500 Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 500 Projects | Full Color Project Manual | 75+ Snap Circuits Parts | STEM Educational Toy for Kids 8+ • Amazon Business $65.99 2 $131.98
DiCUNO 1000pcs 3mm LED Assorted Light Emitting Diodes Diffused 2pin Round Color White/Red/Yellow/Green/Blue Kit Box(5 Colors x 200pcs) • Amazon Business $16.99 5 $84.95
4 Pack Copper Foil Tape with Conductive Adhesive for EMI Shielding, Slug Repellent, Paper Circuits, Electrical Repairs, Grounding(1/4inch) • Amazon Business $9.88 6 $59.28
Chibitronics Circuit Stickers - Red, Yellow, Blue Megapack • Amazon Business $30.00 1 $30.00
MineTom LED -1 Lot of 20 CR2032 3 Volt Lithium Button Cell Coin Battery, Specially Made for LED Light • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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