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Mr. Gonzalez from Hialeah FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM in Action

My students need a science hot plate to conduct experiments with the states of matter. They also need a Tech Lab Optic kit to experiment with light energy and handheld magnets.

  • $307 goal

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My Students

The students of my school come from a low socioeconomic background, wherein 90% of them qualify for free or reduced meals. The population consists of mostly Hispanics, from countries like Cuba, Puerto Rico, Honduras, and several others.

As a STEM teacher I am trying to keep my students interested in the sciences by mixing the use of technology and hands-on real life experiences.

My classes consist of four fourth grade classes. The average enrollment is 22 students per class. Many of these students do not have access to technological advances.

My Project

The wonderful world of STEM education keeps students involved and interested in the sciences throughout their educational years.

This school year I would like to incorporate more of a hands-on approach to my students, allowing them to learn by doing.

By having a Hot Plate we can experiment with the 3 States of Matter. The handheld magnets allow us to explore magnetism, and the Light Lab will provide the opportunity to learn about reflecting, refraction and spectrum of light. These materials are necessary to conduct experiments and explore the topics we discuss, which then allows my students to have a better understanding of the concepts.

Reading and repeating information from a text is just not sufficient enough when it comes to STEM Education. Our students need to hold something in their hand that relates to the material being taught to them.

Mr. Gonzalez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Benchmark Scientific H4000-H Ceramic Top Hot Plate, 7.5" x 7.5" Platform, 9" Length x 8" Width x 4.5" Height, 120V/60Hz • Amazon Business $137.21 1 $137.21
ETA hand2mind 8" Magnetic Wands (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $12.79 4 $51.16
Tech Light Lab Optic Science Experiment Kit • Amazon Business $39.00 1 $39.00

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