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Mrs. Allard's STEAM Lab from San Diego CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAMing Up Our STEAM Lab Supplies Again

Help me give my students basic science and STEAM lab equipment and supplies.

  • 2 donors
  • $952 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a wide variety of learning situations, from struggling to striving. The school is set within a suburban community near military housing. Even though my school is within a large metropolitan city, it feels like a small community and sheltered, an "island in the hills." Within these hills, we have a variety of ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as several families who have moved here from other countries. Many of our students are also grappling with parents being deployed or on active duty.

Project-based, STEAM exploration is engaging and motivating to all my students, and a tool to building a growth mindset, regardless of their academic level.

My students are exuberant and creative, and I am constantly challenged to investigate new opportunities for them to test the waters in STEM/STEAM learning for all grade levels in TK-5th grade. We also make a concerted effort to incorporate NGSS standards and make them relevant to the students' world and interests. The curriculum is student-driven and ever-morphing to meet their needs in a problem-based learning environment.

My Project

A variety of supplies for science and STEAM make learning fun! Included in this collection is a venture in 3D art and design, 3D glasses, UV-activated beads, owl pellets, scissors, plastic dinosaurs, and more.

STEAM supplies always need replenishing and renewing in order to keep the learning fresh, engaging, and relevant.

The STEAM Lab does not have a set curriculum, so we are always looking for ways to grow and develop with the current students and learning climate. The lab supplies will add to the variety in the STEAM Lab.

Mrs. Allard's STEAM Lab
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
P1-100 Bargain Bucket, 100 Regular Owl Pellets with Teachers Guide and Bone Sorting Sheets • Amazon Business $269.95 1 $269.95
Carolina STEM Challenge: 3-D Art and Human Vision Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $101.47 1 $101.47
IRIS USA 17 Qt. Lite Plastic Storage Bin Tote Organizing Container with Latching Lid, Great use for storing, Stackable and Nestable, 12 Pack, Clear • Amazon Business $81.36 1 $81.36
Foamies Kids Activity Race Cars Kit • Factory Direct Craft $4.99 12 $59.88
Miraclekoo UV Beads Scientific Multi Color Changing UV Reactive Plastic Neon Pony Beads,Fun for Jewelry / Bracelets Making,1000 Pcs • Amazon Business $11.98 3 $35.94
Westcott Right- & Left-Handed Scissors For Kids, 5’’ Pointed Scissors, Assorted, 6 Pack (16455) • Amazon Business $5.94 6 $35.64
20Pcs Dinosaur Toys for Boys, Gizmovine Realistic Dinosaurs Figures Toy Playset, Movable Educational Dinosaur Figures Including T-Rex, Triceratops, Velociraptor for 3 5 Year Old Kids Party Gifts • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
eLUUGIE 200 Pairs 3D Cardboard Glasses Glasses Universal Anaglyph 3D Glasses Cardboard Paper Red Blue Cyan or Movie (200 Pairs) • Amazon Business $28.80 1 $28.80
E EAKSON Dinosaur Toys for Kids and Boys,Realistic Looking Dinosaurs Action Figures Set,Including T-Rex, Velociraptor Etc,27 Pcs for Kids Girls Age 3-7 Party Favors,Birthday Gifts. • Amazon Business $17.45 1 $17.45
Samsill Sheet Protectors, Acid Free & Archival Safe, 8.5 x 11 Inches, Top Load (Non-Glare, Heavyweight 200 Pack) • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
PrimeMed Plastic Blue Forceps/Tapered Tweezers at Bulk Pricing (25 Pack) • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
The Duet Manual and Battery Pencil Sharpener, Black (TPG-364B) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00

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