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Ms. Grant from Weston FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Detectives

Help me give my students the excitement of being scientific detectives by collecting evidence placed in various areas in and around the classroom.

  • $254 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are part of one of the largest top performing public Middle Schools in South Florida.

My students are innovative and full of questions!

They absolutely love hands-on, active, and engaging projects. Using a variety of technology allows them to think outside the box to find solutions. They come to class each day ready to try new things and eager to learn. Science can be challenging to learn. With proper supplies and technology in the classroom I am able to engage students!

My Project

Our classroom will be transformed into a STEM "crime scene". Students will gather evidence, using their clipboards, that has been planted in and around the room. We will utilize the previous donated blacklights to uncover hidden messages.

"Read like a detective and write like a conscientious investigative reporter." David Coleman

As they follow the scientific method and gather empirical evidence they will later report their findings to their peers using the oh so important microphone! Students will follow the visual cues given by the LED lights in order to conduct their investigations. Blue lights indicated silent independent evidence collection. Green indicates partner evidence discussion. Orange indicates "community" evidence discussions, and finally purple will indicate detective press conferences. That is when the final findings are given to the class via the microphone!

Ms. Grant
Grades 6-8

This project will reach 168 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
12 Pk, BAZIC Standard Size Polka Dot Paperboard Clipboard w/ Low Profile Clip (Colors May Vary) • Amazon Business $20.44 2 $40.88
BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone,3-in-1 Portable Handheld karaoke Mic Home Party Birthday Speaker Machine for iPhone/Android/iPad/Sony, PC and All Smartphone(Rose Gold Plus) • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
Led Strip Light Waterproof 600leds 32.8ft 10m Waterproof Flexible Color Changing RGB SMD 5050 600leds LED Strip Light Kit with 44 Keys IR Remote Controller and 12V 5A Power Supply • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Prextex Halloween Crime Scene Kit Dead Body Outline Caution Tape Number Placards for Creepiest Haunted House Décor Halloween Prop Halloween Decorations • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Premium Yellow Caution Tape - STRONGEST & THICKEST - 3" x 1000 Feet Mega Roll - Tear & Weather Resistant Barricade Roll • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
4 oz Invisible Ink Bottle Bright Cyan Blue UV Blacklight Reactive • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Evidence Bags, Paper and Plastic Sample Pack • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Invisible Pens Come in 3 INK COLORS! - Kids Party Toy Markers - Disappearing Ink Pens with UV Dark Light on Keychain - Awesome Stuff for Secret Message Writing - A Magic Secret Agent Spy Pen! • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
ceiba tree Spy Agents of Truth Footprint Floor Decals Black Shoe Footprint Stickers for Floors and Walls 16 Prints • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Jiulyning Invisible Ink Pen & Black Light Combo, 4 Colors (Red, Blue, Yellow, Purple), Set of 20pcs • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85

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