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Mr. Nowicki from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our New STEM Lab is Almost Complete!

Help me give my students a 3D drawing pen and a variety of products for our new design lab!

  • $550 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students face a number of challenges each and every day in their community, but that doesn't stop them from wanting to come to school and be challenged even more. My students are always looking to be engaged and to be as prepared as possible for their future. If my students are up to this challenge, I better be as well!

My students are looking for a safe space where they can be themselves and let their true selves shine.

If they're that willing to be open and carefree, I need to find ways to challenge them at their individual levels and keep them interested in taking charge of their learning.

While a number of my students may have learning differences, they're not about to let that stop them, or even slow them down for that matter. They look forward to school and see it as a place where they can grow as a student and as a person. As one of their teachers, I think that it's pretty special that this huge responsibility (and opportunity) is put on my shoulders.

My Project

It's an exciting time at Little Village Academy! We are in the process of building a STEAM lab from the ground up. While this is an awesome undertaking, it also means a lot of work to ensure the lab is outfitted with everything the students would need.

We want to ensure that our students have everything they need to experience all things STEAM.

By exploring with electronics (circuitry, wiring, switchboards), design (3D printing, prototyping) and technology (video game building, coding), our students will get a glimpse into real-world learning experiences which are all around them.

Allowing our students to explore this field and providing them with learning opportunities that will set them up for success in the future, is exactly what we're hoping to accomplish with our lab. Being these learning opportunities aren't a one-size-fits-all type of model, giving the students a number of choices and opportunities (which we will be able to through the materials in this project) is crucial to catching their interest.

Mr. Nowicki
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
3D Printing Drawing Printer Pen -2019 Upgraded Non-Clogging Temperature Control 3D Pen with High-Precision 12 Colors 120 Feet PLA Filament Refills and Stencil Safe and Easy to Use for Kids Adults • Amazon Business $32.99 2 $65.98
K’NEX 100 Model Building Set – 863 Pieces – Ages 7+ Engineering Educational Toy (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Makey Makey - An Invention Kit for Everyone • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
K’NEX Imagine – Power and Play Motorized Building Set – 529 Pieces – Ages 7 and Up – Construction Educational Toy • Amazon Business $34.85 1 $34.85
ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Toy of the Year Award Winner • Amazon Business $28.74 1 $28.74
LiCB CR2032 3V Lithium Battery(10-Pack) • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Tecboss 3D Pen Filament, Upgraded 3D Printer Filament Refills, 1.75mm PLA Filament Pack of 10, High-Precision 3D Printing Filament, Each Color 16 Feet • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Poyiccot Gold Plated 3.5mm TS Mono Male to 2 Pin Screw Terminal Female AUX Headphone Balun Solderless Converter Adapter(3-Pack) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Jameco Benchpro AT-CM02    Alligator Clip to Male Jumper Wire Test Leads (12 • Amazon Business $15.84 1 $15.84
WAYLLSHINE 6PCS 2 x 1.5V AAA Battery Spring Clip Black Plastic 2 x 1.5V AAA Battery Case Holder Box Black Red Wire Leads • Amazon Business $7.49 2 $14.98
Mini Hot Glue Gun Sticks (Huge Bulk Pack of 200) 4" and 0.27 Diameter - Compatible with Most Glue Guns • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
MakerSpot 6mm 2 Pin Panel PCB Momentary Tactile Tact Push Button Switch Through Hole Breadboard Friendly x 10 pack • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Multicolored Breadboard Dupont Jumper Wires – ALLUS J7011 120Pcs 3in1 Ribbon Cables Kit, Male to Male (M/M), Female to Female (F/F), Male to Female (M/F) for Arduino and Raspberry Pi • Amazon Business $6.49 2 $12.98
WGGE WG-026 10 Pieces and 5 Colors Test Lead Set & Alligator Clips,20.5 inches (1 PACK) • Amazon Business $6.39 2 $12.78
(10PCS) LM386N-4 IC AMP AUDIO PWR 1W MONO AB 8DIP 386 LM386 • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
4 Pack Copper Foil Tape with Conductive Adhesive for EMI Shielding, Slug Repellent, Paper Circuits, Electrical Repairs, Grounding(1/4inch) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
URBEST 20pcs 100K OHM Top adjustment type Linear Taper Rotary Potentiometer 100KB Pot w Knobs for Control Electrical Devices • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
3D Printing Pen Silicone Design Mat Drawing Board for Drawing & Designing with 2 Silicone Finger Caps,Great Multi-Shaped Art Drawing Tools 3D Pen Accessory Template Educational for Kids Adults(3#) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
3mm and 5mm LED Lights Emitting Diodes Assortment Set Kit for Arduino Bright White Red Blue Green Yellow, 300-Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
FYSETC 3D Printing Pen Silicone Mat Doodle Pad with Basic Geometric Template Multi-Purpose Design Silicone Finger Caps for 3D Pen Drawing Stencils, Kids Adults Artist, Bonus PLA Filament, Green Type D • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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