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Mrs. Truesdell from Brentwood CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAM Circuits

My students need Chibitronics circuit stickers, Snap Circuits kits, and batteries for the circuitry unit of our STEAM class.

  • $293 goal

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My Students

We are a Title I school as well as a California Distinguished School and a Schools To Watch Model Middle School. My students are used to working hard and rising to the challenges they face. This year, I have been given the opportunity to create a brand new class: STEAM. STEAM is the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

The students in my new STEAM class are creative risk-takers who are ready to innovate and engage through hands-on learning.

Rather than teaching my students what to think, I challenge them to think for themselves and develop creative solutions to real-world problems. My students enjoy exploring and demonstrating their knowledge in unconventional ways, and I am excited to continue feeding their curiosity.

My Project

I am requesting several items that my students will use to build and create circuitry projects in our STEAM class. The Snap Circuits sets will be used as our foundation - they make learning about electronics easy and fun as students assemble different circuitry projects. After exploring and mastering the Snap Circuits, my students will move on to the Chibitronics sticker circuits, which allow for more creative, open-ended designing. The 3V batteries are for the Chibitronics, and the AA batteries are for the Snap Circuits.

These circuitry kits will allow my students to explore electricity in a safe, age-appropriate manner while also developing creative thinking and design strategies.

They will begin with the Snap Circuits, which feature guided instructions, then progress to the Chibitronics for more open-ended design. My ultimate goal is to have my students working with LED lights, but we need to build this foundation first. Thank you for supporting my students' circuitry exploration!

Mrs. Truesdell
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chibitronics White LED Circuit Stickers - Megapack, 30 white LED circuit stickers • Amazon Business $30.00 2 $60.00
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $22.00 2 $44.00
Chibitronics Circuit Stickers - Red, Yellow, Blue Megapack • Amazon Business $30.00 1 $30.00
Chibitronics Tropical LED Circuit Stickers - Megapack, 10 Pink, 10 Orange, and 10 Green • Amazon Business $30.00 1 $30.00
Pack of 20 CR2032 Lithium Button Cell Coin Battery 3V, Specially Made for All Kinds of LED Lights, Copper Wire String Lights, Fairy Lights, LED Candles, Christmas Lights ect, Long Lasting Working Span • Amazon Business $6.50 3 $19.50
AmazonBasics AA Performance Alkaline Batteries (48 Count) - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

Materials cost

$197.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.07

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$248.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.86

Total project goal

$292.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$292.38

1 Donor

-$194.92

Donations toward project cost

-$165.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.24

match offer

-$97.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$82.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.62

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$0.00

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