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Mrs. Starr from Lodi CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-led project

STEAM Team In Action!

We need magnets, circuits, Ozobots, Little Bits, and art supplies for their STEAM team innovator meetings and STEAM Festival.

  • $1,006 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

About My Students

The STEAM Team is a collection of 20 plus students, led by Julie. These students are planning and organizing a Science & Technology Festival. Part of their aim is to engage the local and surrounding communities in science with hands-on activities, demos, and career panels. These young leaders rock!

My students love science and learning. They feel that a well rounded education in STEAM, particularly in the E and T (engineering and technology), is severely lacking in our district. That is why they are organizing a hands on Science & Tech Festival for our community. They want to bring together schools in our district from elementary to middle school to high school (targeting 4th-12th graders) for a day of playing, making, & learning. My students are in charge of finding not only presenters, lecturers, career panelists to answer audience questions, and scientists to demonstrate experiments, but they will also present their own STEAM related club activities. They chose to experiment with magnets, Ozobots and Little Bits for early coding, SnapCircuits, and circuit art. They plan to share their findings with the festival attendees. Students will learn the power of team-work, leadership, creative thinking, and presentation skills through this interactive event.

By working together to build the snap-based circuits, copper tape circuits, and draw your own circuits, the Tokay STEAM Team will be exposed to engineering and innovation, especially in light of the Maker movement. These skills can be applied to future careers or to solving environmental hurdles with creative solutions. Although the focus of the festival is science & technology, they see the arts and engineering specifically as extremely interconnected, with students working together with innovative materials to build something functional, creative, & aesthetically pleasing. They hope to innovate and creatively think much like artists with their paintbrushes, wires and magnets. Such a project will spur a new way of creative thinking and potentially create the next generation of "entrepreneurs."

In Their Own Words

We would like to push our creative boundaries by experimenting with Ozobots, Snap Circuits, Little Bits, & the rest of the supplies to learn more about electrical circuits and design. Our goal is to share what we learn at the STEAM Festival in order to inspire more kids to be actively involved in science. With your help, our STEAM team will be able to create, innovate, and problem solve in a medium many of us have never been exposed to, but are very curious about!

We currently meet every other Wednesday and will use the time to learn from trial and error to get our projects built and functioning. Various students will take on different roles and work together in teams on different projects, and we will all share our findings with and help each other if needed.

This project is important to us because it gives us an opportunity to explore engineering, specifically civil and electrical engineering. The opportunity to build and create in a fun environment will create excitement and interest in STEAM related activities that will create an awareness of how it affects our daily lives.

Mrs. Starr
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
littleBits Electronics Premium Kit • Amazon Business $149.00 1 $149.00
Ozobot Bit 2.0, Dual Pack (White & Black) • Amazon Business $104.99 1 $104.99
Circuit Scribe Maker Kit: Draw Circuits Instantly • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $19.25 3 $57.75
Gateway Safety 4699 StarLite Gumballs Safety Glasses, Clear Lens, All Colors Included (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $13.37 4 $53.48
Snap Circuits SC-300 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $42.75 1 $42.75
Circuit Scribe Conductive Ink Pen: Draw Circuits Instantly, Silver • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Origami Paper - Traditional Japanese Designs - Large 8 1/4": - 49 Sheets (Tuttle Origami Paper) • Amazon Business $6.95 4 $27.80
Origami Paper - Kaleidoscope Patterns - 6" - 96 Sheets: (Tuttle Origami Paper) • Amazon Business $6.50 4 $26.00
Sony CR2032 Lithium 3V Batteries (2 x Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $6.09 4 $24.36
Rainbow Super Value Construction Paper, 9 x 12 Inches, Assorted Colors, 500 Count (6555) • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
4M Recycled Paper Beads Kit • Amazon Business $8.94 2 $17.88
Creative Arts by Charles Leonard Chenille Stem Class Pack, 4 mm x 12 Inch, Assorted Colors, 1000/Box (65490) • Amazon Business $17.19 1 $17.19
Planes for Brains: 28 Innovative Origami Airplane Designs • Amazon Business $14.78 1 $14.78
Crayola Washable Markers, Broad Point, Classic Colors, 8/Pack (58-7808) • Amazon Business $3.46 4 $13.84
4M Magnet Science Kit • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
3mm and 5mm Assorted Clear LED Light Emitting Diodes 5 Colors Pack of 300 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Kingtoys 1/4 Inch X 55 Yds Copper Foil Tape - (6mm X 50m) - EMI Shielding Conductive Adhesive for Electric & Bass Guitar Pickups & Quadcopter Shielding • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Magnets and more 24 piece set by toysmith • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
The World's Greatest Paper Airplane and Toy Book • Amazon Business $8.06 1 $8.06

Materials cost

$745.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$68.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$854.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$150.84

Total project goal

$1,005.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,005.61

4 Donors

-$501.05

Donations toward project cost

-$427.39

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.66

match offer

-$502.80

Match offer toward project cost

-$427.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.42

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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