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Ms. Phillips from Jonesboro AR is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Science Project Based Learning

Help me give my students a true Project Based Learning experience - students will cut and build solar ovens and eco-friendly tiny houses with ZipSnip cutting tools, a minifigure set, work gloves, and duct tape.

  • $522 goal

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My Students

My students are from low income homes with little parental support. Our school just got approved for free lunch for all students Kindergarten through 8th grade. These students deserve the opportunity to have an education just like all other students.

My class will use critical thinking and problem solving skills while doing projects to broaden their career opportunities to have a better future.

I've learned in the past few years that many of these students have never seen the University campus near which they live. These students are at the age now that they are absorbing everything that they are introduced to like a sponge.

My Project

One project that students will be doing year is designing and building an eco-friendly tiny house by cutting, hot gluing and taping cardboard, create furniture with card stock, toothpicks, straws, and clay. They will follow that project up with a solar oven made out of cardboard, aluminum foil, popsicle sticks, wooden dowels, card stock, pipe cleaners, and yarn. Later on when we cover the weather unit students will use cardboard to design and build a storm chaser vehicle out of the same materials as the other projects. They will also make a water filter using the rubber bands and coffee filters. Students will disassemble the Lego mini figures when we begin our human body cells unit. Safety is our main concern when doing project so student will wear gloves when cutting and gluing.

Our goal this year is to encourage students to broaden their imagination on careers they could choose.

By offering these experiences in Project Based Learning we hope to intrigue their interest. We want students to realize how much they impact the world at such a young age.

Ms. Phillips
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
WORX WX081L ZipSnip Cutting Tool • Amazon Business $29.69 2 $59.38
Community Minifigure Set • LEGO Education $49.95 1 $49.95
CLC Custom Leathercraft 2046B Work Gloves with Safety Cuff & Wing Thumb, 12 Pair, Gardening/Landscaping • Amazon Business $25.69 1 $25.69
Heavy Duty Silver Duct Tape - 5 Roll Multi Pack Industrial Lot – 30 Yards x 2 inch Wide – Large Bulk Value Pack of Grey Original Extra Strength, No Residue, All Weather. Tear by Hand • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Energizer AA Batteries (48Count), Double A Max Alkaline Battery – Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Duck HP260 Packing Tape Refill, 8 Rolls, 1.88 Inch x 60 Yard, Clear (1067839) • Amazon Business $19.19 1 $19.19
Hot Glue Gun, TopElek Mini Glue Gun Kit with 30pcs Glue Sticks, High Temperature Melting Glue Gun for DIY Small Projects, Arts and Crafts, Home Quick Repairs,Artistic Creation(20 Watts, Blue) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Ad-Tech Hot Glue Sticks, 5 lb/8" Mini Size, Clear (220-385-5) • Amazon Business $16.31 1 $16.31
Magicfly 1000 Pcs Pipe Cleaners with 100 Pieces Pompom Balls 25mm and 50 Pcs Wiggle Googly Eyes, Chenille Stems in 10 Assorted Colors, 6mm x12 inch for DIY Arts & Craft Projects • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
36 Colors Air Dry Clay Modeling Clay, Moulding Craft Clay, Super Light Clay Set for Kids and Teens with Tools, Creative Art DIY Crafts Clay Dough, Best Gift for Kids • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Tupkee Commercial Large Coffee Filters - 12-Cup Coffee Filters, 500-count, White - Compatible with Wilbur Curtis, Bloomfield, Bunn Coffee Maker Filters • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
1/4 x 12 Inch Wooden Dowel Rods, Bag of 100 Unfinished Hardwood Dowel Sticks, DIY Photo Prop Sticks, for Crafts and DIY’ers. by Woodpeckers • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
G & F 3100L-DZ Knit Work Gloves, Textured Rubber Latex Coated for Construction, 12-Pairs, Men's Large • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
TYH Supplies 20-Pack 22 Yard Acrylic Yarn Assorted Colors Skeins - Perfect for Mini Knitting and Crochet Project • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Avant Grub's Bulk Toothpick 1,000 Pack. Restaurant-Grade, Classic Round Tooth Pick Set in Reclosable Box. Made to be Precisely Straight & Uniform from Pure Virgin Wood. Wholesale Supply. • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Crayola Air-Dry Clay, White, 5 Pound Resealable Bucket Natural Clay for Kids, No Baking, Dries Hard, Easy to Paint, A Smoother, Simpler, Less-Sticky Alternative to Traditional Ceramics • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
Officemate Standard Staples, 5 Boxes General Purpose Staple (91925) • Amazon Business $7.30 1 $7.30
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock Paper • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Jumbo Smoothie Straws, Assorted Colors [100 Pack] • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
200 PCS Craft Sticks Popsicle Ice Pop Ice Cream Sticks Natural Wooden 4-1/2" Length Treat Sticks Great for DIY Craft Creative Designs • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Colorbok 68207B Smooth Cardstock Paper Pad, 12" x 12", Primary • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
AmazonBasics Assorted Size and Color Rubber Bands, 0.5 lb. • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39

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