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Mrs. Williams
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Makey Some Future Scientists!

My students need the Makey Makey and Microscopes to embark on the journey of becoming thinkers, makers, solvers, and innovators!

My Students

My students are bright and energetic. They are demographically and economically disadvantaged. Our school is located in an urban community and is considered high-poverty and every student in my school receives free breakfast and lunch. Some students participate in a weekend backpack program where students get a backpack full of food donated to our school.

My school is a STEAM school focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Applied Arts, and Mathematics.

Our lessons are focused around integrating those aspects into each lesson.

My Project

Science is an integral part of student learning and incorporating Makey Makey is an exciting way for students to engage in applying their knowledge of electricity, mathematics, and exploration into the world. The Makey Makey will provide a virtual and real world exploration that requires students to make complete circuits conductors and completely in line with our 4th grade SOL skills and expands to our exploration of design. The 36” alligator clips and copper foil tape will give the students the length they need to experiment with.

The Makey Makey will assist students creativity in unlimited ways!

The Makey Makey project books will provide a beginning level of support for their minds.

The microscopes will help students see what they cannot see with their naked eye. How excited to incorporate microscopes into cross-curricular learning of mathematics, science, and reading! The slides are just the start for more exploration and enticement the students need to grow their scientific mind.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Makey Makey Collectors Gift Box Edition • Amazon Business $49.95 2 $99.90
CS547 - Student Microscopes - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
20 Makey Makey Projects for the Evil Genius • Amazon Business $15.87 1 $15.87
Elenco Alligator Lead Set, 10-Piece, 36-Inches - TL-6 • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn (Electronics) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
LC3541 - Plants Prepared Slide Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LC3543 - Insects Prepared Slide Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
1/4 inch x 55 yds Copper Foil Tape - (6mm x 50m) - EMI Shielding Conductive Adhesive • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 26 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Amy Hayes & Sophie Leake Memorial Fund and 2 other donors.

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