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Ms. Martin from Albuquerque NM is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAM Center for All Students

Help me give my students a STEAM center to engage wiggly students in Science by making it engaging and hands-on.

  • $606 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a growing charter school with about 70% of the student body receiving free or reduced-price lunch. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and multiple labels ODD, ADHD, ADD, OHI, ELL, and more. Their diversity isn't limited to just their backgrounds, but to the ways they learn best as well.

We are a fully inclusive elementary school that serves just over 500 students.

My students come to school eager to learn, whether or not they have support at home. They work hard to try to meet the high expectations of the teachers at the school. They thrive on new academic experiences and show the most growth with hands-on, real world activities.

My Project

The supplies in this project will give my diverse classroom opportunities to complete STEAM projects the entire year! Students who find it difficult to focus on tasks while sitting still (ADHD) will be much more engaged in learning about science, math, engineering, technology and art if they get to DO rather that read/see/listen to it. Our class will learn about plants using test tubes and rubbing alcohol to observe leaf colors and chlorophyll and crayons and tracing paper to see the veins in the leaves. They will use vinegar and baking soda to create volcanic eruptions and to observe how their chemical reaction can inflate balloons. They will use the planters to grow a variety of plants and vegetables for which they will make observations, predictions, and measure changes. They will use borax, glue, and sand to make and explore the properties of ghost mud; weigh and organize items by size; create different varieties and consistencies of slime; make predictions about chemical reactions; create diagrams of their collected data and so much more - all while recording their learning (successes and failures) on the easel in their science center!

This year it's full STEAM ahead in my class full of eager, creative, inventive 3rd graders!

Our class will become scientists, engineers, artists, and mathematicians while completing the multiple STEAM activities this project will fund!

Ms. Martin
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Peace Yoga Zafu Meditation Yoga Buckwheat Filled Round Cotton Bolster Pillow Cushion (Black, 13" x 13" Inches) • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Stand White Board 36 x 24 Magnetic Dry Erase Board Tripod Easel Board • Amazon Business $65.99 1 $65.99
Ovente Countertop Burner, Infrared Ceramic Glass Double Plate Cooktop, Indoor and Outdoor Portable Stove, 1700 Watts (BGI102) • Amazon Business $40.81 1 $40.81
Be Good Company Natural Sand (Refill Pack) • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
Post-it Super Sticky Wall Easel Pad, 20 x 23 Inches, 20 Sheets/Pad, 1 Pad (566SS), Portable White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Rolls for Portability, Hangs with Command Strips • Amazon Business $15.78 2 $31.56
Learning Resources Precision School Balance • Amazon Business $28.02 1 $28.02
United Scientific Test Tube Rack with 15mL Tubes • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Learning Resources Colored Safety Goggles • Amazon Business $18.97 1 $18.97
Mountain Falls 70% Isopropyl Alcohol First Aid Antiseptic for Treatment of Minor Cuts and Scrapes, 32 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 6) • Amazon Business $17.55 1 $17.55
Good Cook 2-Quart Stainless Steel Sauce Pan With Lid • Amazon Business $16.76 1 $16.76
Foam Sheet 9"X12" 2mm-Black 10 per pack (2 pack) • Amazon Business $8.37 2 $16.74
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Premium Clear, Washable, 1 Gallon, 1 Count - Great For Making Slime • Amazon Business $16.52 1 $16.52
Truedays 5.5" Plastic Flower Seedlings Nursery Pot/Planter/Flower Pot with Pallet 8 Colors,All • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
ARGO Cornstarch - 35oz - CASE PACK OF 2 • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Borax 20 Mule Team Laundry Booster, Powder, 4 Pounds • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
Black Gold 1302040 8-Quart All Organic Potting Soil • Amazon Business $11.23 1 $11.23
White House White Distilled Vinegar 64oz (64 oz) • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Pacon Art1st Tracing Paper Pad, 9 x 12 Inches, 50 Sheets (2312) • Amazon Business $4.89 2 $9.78
Glass Dropper Medicine 1ml, Teenitor Essential Oils Eye Dropper Pipette Dropper with Black Suction Bulb, Straight-Tip Calibrated Droppers for Medicine Art Liquid Plant Nutrients 20 Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, 5 Lbs • Amazon Business $3.88 2 $7.76
ishua 100pcs 2.36"x3.94" inch(6 x10 cm Plastic Plant T-Type Tags Markers Nursery Garden Labels Gray (White) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49

Materials cost

$477.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$514.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.77

Total project goal

$605.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$605.14

2 Donors

-$193.00

Donations toward project cost

-$187.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.70

match offer

-$384.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$327.07

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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