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Mrs. S. from San Jose CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-led project

Science meets drama using creative elements

We need the craft supplies listed to design and build main piece in our science meets the arts production. Yoga mat and hula hoops will be the centerpiece and help teach scientific concepts.

  • $672 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

About My Students

Brook, Lexi, Reeses, Mads, Small, and Julissa are members of our middle school's first Destination Imagination team. Even though these girls come from a low income area with no funding support from the district, they are determined to create a performance project demonstrating to their classes and the school that science and the arts can intertwine.

These girls are 7th and 8th grade students who are interested in learning more about science and engineering skills. They have chosen a Destination Imagination project that will feature a science based device within a student written dramatic scene. The final work will feature an understanding of three scientific concepts which they will teach to 7th grade ELA and Drama classes using their scene.

The story will showcase the talents and academic learning of these ladies who will develop the props, scenery, costumes, story, and scientific device based on their own imaginations, creativity, and teamwork. The team can't wait to show their classmates what they've created!

Students are learning engineering design skills, scientific concepts, teamwork, creative problem solving, storytelling, workmanship, budgeting, and acting basics while demonstrating how to teach scientific concepts such as Newton's Laws of Motion, leverage, and physics to a middle school audience. The team is excited both for the regional tournament and sharing their learning with many classes at our school.

In Their Own Words

"Destination Imagination is a way for a group of people to come together and create something that is amazing. It is a way for people to learn to work together, build, and tell well put together stories and compete to see who's team worked together the best, and who's machine is the best" explained Mads.

Lexi said, "This helps me learn all about new things in science like Newton's laws of motion and aerodynamics to be able to make the project".

Julissa shared, "I am developing leadership skills from being a part of the team because I am given a chance to give my opinion, give ideas, try my ideas and build others' ideas. I can have a chance to speak and suggest things to the group and 'lead' the group when we all agree on an idea."

Reeses said, "I have learned to include everyone and to listen to everyone's ideas."

Brook summarized, "the team will use the fees and materials to build a project that will help us learn new things and show our creativity and skills. We demonstrated teamwork and showed our learning to other students."

Julissa said, "our team demonstrates that women are included in the sciences by teaching others about the topics of levers, physics, and electricity and we can possibly interest others in those topics."

Mrs. S.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Yes4All PVC Yoga Mat / Exercise Yoga Mat for Pilates, Workout, Travel – Non Slip Yoga Mat / Yoga Floor Mat (3mm, Purple) • Amazon Business $8.69 10 $86.90
Hammermill Paper, Copy, 20lb, 8.5x11, Letter, 92 Bright, 4,000 sheets / 8 ream case, (113640) Made In The USA • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
Mead Composition Books / Notebooks, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", 12 Pack (72936) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
School Smart 1485742 Railroad Board, 6-ply Thickness, 22" x 28", White (Pack of 25) • Amazon Business $15.42 2 $30.84
Wham-O Original Hula Hoop, Set Of 3 • Amazon Business $30.00 1 $30.00
Crayola Ultra-Clean Washable Markers, Broad Line, 40-Count • Amazon Business $14.87 2 $29.74
Artist's Choice 120-Pack Colored Pencils • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Scotch Magic Tape, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, Boxed, 12 Rolls (810K12) • Amazon Business $20.98 1 $20.98
Best 8 Inch Stainless Steel Blade Scissors, Pack of 10 • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
DDN White 80-Yards Length 6MM(approx. 1/4") Width Braided Elastic Cord/Elastic Band/Elastic Rope/Bungee/White Heavy Stretch Knit Elastic Spool (white) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Fabric Markers Permanent 12 Pack premium quality bright dual tip stained fine writers art fabric pens BY Crafts 4 ALL .Child safe,water-based & non-toxic • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Duncan Juggling Balls • Amazon Business $8.64 2 $17.28
Royal 360-Piece Clear Plastic Silverware Set – 180 Plastic Forks, 120 Plastic Spoons, 60 Plastic Knives – Plastic Cutlery Utensil Set – Clear Plastic Forks, Clear Plastic Spoons – Chinet Utensils • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Ivenf Extra Large Fun Emoji Face Stickers, Teacher Reward Stickers for Prizes, Kids Party Supplies Favors Decoration Games, 36 Sheets 216 Pcs • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
8"x4.75"x10" 50 pcs- Brown Kraft Paper Bags Shopping Bags Party Bags Retail Bags Craft Bags Brown Bag Natural Bag • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
SEWING KIT, Over 130 DIY Premium Sewing Supplies, Mini sewing kit, 38 Spools of Thread - 20 Most Useful Colors & 18 Multi Colors, Extra 40 quality sewing pins, Travel, kids, Beginners,Emergency • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Nicole Home Collection 200 Count Everyday Dinnerware Paper Plate, 9-Inch, White • Amazon Business $11.10 1 $11.10
Perfect Stix Jumbo Craft Sticks ( Pack of 500ct) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Scotch Magic Matte Finish Tape and Refillable Dispenser, Versatile, 3/4 x 650 Inches, 6-Pack (6122) • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Fun Express 3 Roll Flower Stickers (300 Piece), 1.5" (2 Packs) • Amazon Business $9.03 1 $9.03
Funky Star Roll Stickers (1 roll) (4-Pack) • Amazon Business $7.45 1 $7.45

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