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Mrs. Edwards from Detroit MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Squishy Circuits and Brush Bots and Elephants Toothpaste, Oh My!

Help me give my students batteries, chemicals, fortune telling fish, magnets, Ziploc bags, and a variety of other materials to bring more chemistry into our STEM Lab.

  • $491 goal

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My Students

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." ~W.B. Yeats.

The students I work with love learning and are always wanting to do more hands-on activities.

They love doing projects and when they get to help plan, it's that much more exciting. We do investigations, explore new areas on field trips and learn about things beyond the regular classroom curriculum.

My students keep me on my toes and remind me that school needs to be fun, in order for them to focus on their studies and to understand the value of an education. Their neighborhood has declined in recent years, and many go home to places where there are issues that would make a lot of adults have difficulty focusing.

They want to learn, but sometimes it is difficult to focus. Even though there are many students who lack support at home, they are given the boost they need by their teachers. With this boost, they become excited to learn, care about their education, and strive to do their best.

My Project

Welcome to the STEM Lab! Students from grades kindergarten through fifth will be coming to my classroom every day expecting and excited about doing hands-on STEM and STEAM activities. This project will help bring more fun and exciting investigations and explorations into the room.

Students will be creating Elephants Toothpaste, building Brush Bot Robots, exploring electricity with Squishy Circuits, and having a great time in the STEM Lab.

The plastic bags and trays will help me stay organized while I move six classes through my classroom each day. Cleanup will be easy with reusable tablecloths, and the bags will be used as storage for different small materials. The materials such as batteries, peroxide, baking soda, and various magnets and iron filings will be used during multiple investigations and activities throughout the year.

Mrs. Edwards
Grades 3-5
  • Ronald Brown Academy Annex
  • Detroit, MI

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This project will reach 400 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CR2032 Lithium Battery 3 Volt Coin Button Cell 150 Pack • Amazon Business $25.41 2 $50.82
tatoko 20PCS 10mmx3mm Mini Vibration Motors DC 3V 12000rpm Flat Coin Button-Type Micro DC Vibrating Motor for Mobile Cell Phone Pager Tablet Household Appliances • Amazon Business $12.86 3 $38.58
Carlisle CT141803 Café Standard Cafeteria / Fast Food Tray, 14" x 18", Black (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $36.19 1 $36.19
Powerful Neodymium Bar Magnets, Rare-Earth Metal Neodymium Magnet - 60 x 10 x 3 mm, Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
SUPER STAR 40v Stabilized Crystal Clear Liquid Peroxide 3.8 L / 1 Gallon (1-Count) • Amazon Business $19.02 1 $19.02
Energizer Industrial 9 Volt Batteries, Alkaline 9v Battery (12 Count) • Amazon Business $18.67 1 $18.67
Evershine (12-Pack) Heavy Duty Plastic Table Covers Tablecloth (Reusable) (Rectangle 54" X 108", Turquoise) • Amazon Business $18.19 1 $18.19
Evershine (12-Pack) Heavy Duty Plastic Table Covers Tablecloth (Reusable) (Rectangle 54" X 108", Purple) • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
Spiritual Imports 144 Fortune Teller Miracle Fish - Fortune Telling Fish • Amazon Business $8.00 2 $16.00
EOOUT 24Pcs Poly Zip Envelope File Bag Bill Bag Pencil Case, 9"x 4.7", 10Color Zippers, for A6 Size Files • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Neenah Exact Index, 110 lb, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets, White, 94 Brightness • Amazon Business $7.14 2 $14.28
AmazonBasics AA 1.5 Volt Performance Alkaline Batteries - Pack of 48, Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
DEDC 120Pcs Ultra Bright 12v Pre Wired LED Diodes Light, Easy Color-Coded Pre-Wired LED Lights - White Red Blue Green Yellow Warm White 6 Color (20PCS X 6 Colors) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
50 Pcs Alligator Clip Test Leads Set with Alligator Clips Insulated Test Cable Double-Ended Clips 50cm/19.7 Inch Jumper Wire • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Red Star Active Dry Yeast, 2 Pound Pouch • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
Let it Snow Instant Snow Powder for Slime - Premium Fake Snow for Slime Supplies - Made in The USA Non-Toxic and Safe - Mix Makes 2 Gallons of Artificial Snow for Cloud Slime and Snow Decorations • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Medline MDS136000 Latex Free Individually Wrapped Adult Toothbrushes (Pack of 144) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Ziploc Sandwich Bags, 280 ct • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Ziploc Snack Bags, 280 ct • Amazon Business $8.38 1 $8.38
Ziploc Storage Bags, quart, 80 Count (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $7.72 1 $7.72
Dowling Magnets Iron Filings, Jar (12 ounces) with shaker lid • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
DOWELL 10-22 AWG Wire Stripper,Wire Crimper And Multi-Function Hand Tool,Professional Handle Design And Refined Craftsmanship. • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, 80 Ounce • Amazon Business $3.41 2 $6.82
Frontier Cream of Tartar, 3.52 Ounce Bottle • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95

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