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Mrs. S. from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Spring Themed Family STEAM Night

Help me give my students and their families an evening of hands-on STEAM learning with items such as motors, batteries, and DIY materials.

  • $735 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a fully public elementary school with an extremely unique population of children as we serve students with language-based learning differences such as dyslexia. This means that many students who come to our school are struggling to read or cannot read at all. We service these children by offering a different type of education, a multi-sensory, whole body approach, ​and intensive reading interventions. This is our third year in operation! The success of the first year brings tears to our parents' and teachers' eyes!

After years of struggling with reading, these children are finally reading!

My Project

These materials will be used to bring students and their families together for hands-on, interactive learning.

Students, along with their siblings, parents, and even grandparents, will come to the school to complete a series of stations geared toward STEAM education and career awareness.

Some of the activities will include (1) *Art Bots* in which students utilize motors, batteries, markers, cups, hot glue, and battery holders to create robots that can draw, (2) "Bird Feeders" using sunflower butter, bird seeds, and recycled materials and (3) "Landing Devices" using cotton balls, flexible straws, cardstock, and tape and (4) much much more.

The event will consist of a total of 14 stations in which students and their families can pick and choose which activities they would like. The ultimate goal of this event is to increase student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math as well as continue to grow our school's community and culture.

Mrs. S.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EUDAX 18 Set DC Motors Kit,Mini Electric 1.5-3V 24000RPM Hobby Motor with AA Battery Holder for STEM DIY Toy • Amazon Business $26.59 6 $159.54
Rayovac AA Batteries, Alkaline Double A Batteries (72 Battery Count) • Amazon Business $21.99 3 $65.97
RoseArt SuperTip Assorted Color Washable Markers 100-Pack • Amazon Business $13.21 4 $52.84
SunButter Sunflower Butter Natural Creamy (6 pack of 16oz Jars) • Amazon Business $33.78 1 $33.78
Scotch 3437-6-MP Home and Office Masking Tape, 1-Inch x 55-Yards, 6 Rolls • Amazon Business $12.98 2 $25.96
Hot Melt Mini Glue Gun (6 pack) for Arts & Crafts, Schools & Repairs • Amazon Business $24.29 1 $24.29
Ziploc Storage Bags, Gallon, Mega Pack, 150 ct (2 Pack, 75 ct) • Amazon Business $18.50 1 $18.50
Wagner's 13008 Deluxe Wild Bird Food, 10-Pound Bag • Amazon Business $8.96 2 $17.92
[300 Pack] Heavyweight Disposable Clear Plastic Teaspoons • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
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
3 Pack - Tape Measure Retractable 150 cm 60 inch Measuring Soft Tape for Sewing Dual Sided Tailor Cloth Fabric Ruler and Body Measuring (Blue Yellow Red) by Vetoo • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Package of 30,000 Seeds, Bird and Butterfly Wildflower Mixture (100% Pure Live Seed) Non-GMO Seeds by Seed Needs … • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb / 176 GSM,"Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $13.77 1 $13.77
TashiBox 9 oz clear plastic cups - 200 count - Disposable cold drink party cups • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Twinkle Star 49FT 100 LED String Lights Warm White, Plug in String Lights 8 Modes Waterproof Indoor Outdoor Christmas Tree Wedding Party Bedroom Wall Decoration, Extendable to 1000 LED • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Colored Tissue Paper 100 Vivid Multi Color Sheets Size 26" X 20" Assorted Bulkl 25 Bold Solid Colors • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Sargent Art Plastilina Modeling Clay, 5-Pound, White • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
Artlicious - Natural Wooden Food Grade Popsicle Craft Sticks (1000 Sticks) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
sportly 144 Color Beer Pong Balls- Great for Table Tennis & Ping Pong Tournaments, Carnival Games, Parties, By • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
Scotch Expressions Masking Tape, 0.94 " x 20 yd, Pack of 3, Lime Green/Black/Purple, 3 Rolls (3437-3GBP) • Amazon Business $10.32 1 $10.32
500pcs LED Diode Lights, KingSo 5 Colors×100pcs 5mm Light Emitting Diodes LED Assortment Kit Electronics Components, Diffused Round Light Bulb for Arduino, White Red Orange Green Blue • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
White Dove Cotton Balls, 100% Pure Cotton, 100Ct (2 Pack) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Disposable Drinking Straws - Flexible Neon Colored Bendy Plastic Straw - Colorful Party Fun Straws - Bulk Pack - Kid Friendly - BPA Free - 450 Count By MontoPack. • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
BAZIC 465 Multicolor Rubber Bands for School, Home, or Office (Assorted Dimensions 227g/0.5 lbs) • Amazon Business $4.14 1 $4.14

Materials cost

$585.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$624.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$110.24

Total project goal

$734.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$734.94

4 Donors

-$672.59

Donations toward project cost

-$582.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$90.39

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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