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Ms. Tammy Estapa from Kiln MS is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Maker's Space in our Place

My students need circuit building supplies and Makey Makeys to make, create, and explore!

  • $531 goal

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My Students

As a general education math, science and social studies class, I want all students to learn to love math and science as much as I do. There is no better way than through creating. I would love for my students to have more opportunities to make and explore to learn.

My students are different from when I was growing up- they have so many more technology-based games and tools, I want them to use their imagination to learn too!

As Albert Einstein said, "Creativity is intelligence having fun!"

Because so much of what children do is technology based, children are losing creativity. This Maker's Space will allow them to explore their creativity while learning about the engineering process and how to overcome obstacles. Learning through failures is important because it helps students learn to persevere when a situation is hard. Most students want the right answer, right way. Through these learning experiences, they will see that it's okay to make mistakes! My students have been excited as they have seen me transform an area into our classroom into a creative STEM based space.They can't wait for it to be ready to use!

My Project

I have found that my students love to create and through these supplies for a maker's space, they will be able to do just that. In a time when students are so interested in video games and technology, we have a unique opportunity to invest in our future through encouraging creativity. The supplies I am requesting are a mix of tools for hands-on exploration. The makey makey is a small panel board that allows students to explore circuitry. How neat is it that you can make a row of bananas turn into a piano?

The circuit making supplies will allow my students to explore something that has sparked their interest in class and build on their interests.

They are always asking to pull out the circuit building kits to make stuff and these supplies, such as the led bulbs, copper tape, batteries, and circuit stickers starter kit will make their possibilities limitless! Students will use the paper makers space book to guide them in the activities. Though building with the various types of blocks, such as the magnetic blocks and snowflake blocks , students will learn abut the engineering process through exploration. They will learn what works and what doesn't. They will also learn which shape and designs of structures is the most sound. The resource books will aid in ideas for projects they can explore. I will be able to use these ideas to guide my students in their exploration and the storage cart will be a central location to store materials so that they are readily available to students.

Ms. Tammy Estapa
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Makey Makey - An Invention Kit for Everyone • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Ameriwood Home Marshall 3 Shelf Metal Rolling Utility Cart, Teal • Amazon Business $35.51 1 $35.51
Magnetic Tiles Game Set STEM Magnet Building Blocks Toys sets (112 PC Set) • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Squishy Circuits Standard Kit • Amazon Business $32.00 1 $32.00
Chibitronics - Chibi Lights - LED Circuit Stickers STEM Starter Kit • Amazon Business $30.00 1 $30.00
Learning Resources Tumble Trax Magnetic Marble Run • Amazon Business $21.27 1 $21.27
7TECH 1000 Pcs Snowflake Building Blocks Stem Educational Toys for kids • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive), Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 3-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $17.75 1 $17.75
DiCUNO 450pcs(5 colors x 90pcs) 5mm LED Light Emitting Diode Round Assorted Color White/Red/Yellow/Green/Blue Kit Box • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects: Build * Invent * Create * Discover • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
Tinkering: Kids Learn by Making Stuff (Make) • Amazon Business $15.53 1 $15.53
181 pcs Complete Marble Run Super Set Construction Building Blocks Toys, STEM Learning Toy, Educational Building Block Toy • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Make: Paper Inventions: Machines that Move, Drawings that Light Up, and Wearables and Structures You Can Cut, Fold, and Roll • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
500 Pieces Pipe Cleaners Set, Including 300 Pcs 26 Colors Chenille Stems, 100 Pcs 6 Size Wiggle Googly Eyes and 50 Pcs Pom Poms for Craft DIY Art Supplies • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Selizo 4 Pack Copper Foil Tape with Conductive Adhesive for EMI Shielding, Slug Repellent, Paper Circuits, Electrical Repairs, Grounding • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Perfect Stix Jumbo Craft Sticks ( Pack of 500ct) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Wausau 21289 Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb / 89 gsm, “Happy” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Glass Marbles Bulk, Set OF 50, (48 Players and 2 Shooters) Assorted Colors, Styles, and Finishes. with Game Marbles Rules. • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
2032 Battery CR2032 3V Lithium Coin Cell Battery Type : CR2032 / DL2032 / ECR2032 Genuine KEYKO ® Supreme High Energy™ - 20 pcs Pack • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

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