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Ms. White from Seattle WA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mouse Trap Car Engineering Project

My students need tools such as a classroom drill, a small hand saw, wooden dowels, string and other building materials for this STEM project.

  • $528 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This could be the project that inspires a 7th grader to become an engineer! How incredible would that be?!

My 7th grade students are bright, creative and interested in exploring their ideas through hands on science investigations.

Our school is in north Seattle and has a diverse group of wonderful students. I keep my lessons engaging and my expectations high.

My Project

My students will be challenged to redesign a mouse trap car that goes further or faster than a design presented in class. In order to build their own car they need tools like a drill, small hand saw, hot glue gun and materials like mouse traps, wooden dowels, string and glue. Students will be encouraged to design, test, refine, and rebuild their cars throughout the unit as their understanding of forces and motion increases.

One of the biggest challenges facing my students is preparing for tomorrow's STEM careers.

Going through the engineering process of designing, building and testing a prototype allows them to realize how great a career in science and engineering would be!

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Ms. White
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MyChron Timers (Red/6-pack) • Amazon Business $44.95 3 $134.85
Mouse Traps (10 Pack) • Amazon Business $12.97 6 $77.82
School Smart Plastic Ruler with inches and Metric - 12 inch - Pack of 10 - Clear • Amazon Business $8.68 3 $26.04
Black & Decker AD600 6-Volt Alkaline 1/4-Inch Hex Cordless Drill/Driver with Accessory Assortment • Amazon Business $18.61 1 $18.61
Ikea 001.692.54 Fixa Tool Kit, 17-Piece • Amazon Business $18.22 1 $18.22
Perfect Stix 9" Wooden Paint Paddle Stirrer Sticks Length (Pack of 100) • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Woodsies Dowels 12"-3/16" 20/Pkg • Amazon Business $4.63 3 $13.89
MICS 61001 Gorilla Glue Adhesive Duct Tape, 30' Length, 1" Width • Amazon Business $6.43 2 $12.86
Woodi 12 Inches Assorted Color Balloons (144 Pcs),very High Quality • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Hakko CHP CSP-30-1 Wire Stripper, 30-20 Gauge Maximum Cutting Capacity • Amazon Business $10.07 1 $10.07
Surebonder DT-100 Made in the USA All Purpose Stik-Mini Glue Sticks-All Temperature-5/16"D, 4"L Hot Melt Glue Sticks-100 Sticks per bag • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Coghlan's Sierra Saw • Amazon Business $8.05 1 $8.05
TEKTON 6233 Cable Ties, 500-Piece • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Black & Decker 15557 Drill Bit Set, 10-Piece • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
500 feet Winding Nylon Kite String Spool (30 lb Test) • Amazon Business $6.10 1 $6.10
Blue Donuts (Pack of 200) Premium 8 inch Bamboo Skewers • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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