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Ms. Huggins from Middletown CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Labs for Littles

Help me give my students STEM investigation lab carts with simple machines, magnets, rocks, and fossils.

  • $991 goal

This project expired on February 15, 2019.

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My Students

My students are bright, lively, curious, sweet, and resilient children, living in a drought and wildfire ravaged area of California. Our children, in this small community, have faced many challenges: the fires, evacuations, relocations, a low-job-income area, high-needs, low-test scores, high pressure to improve, and much more.

Despite all the challenges, students come to school ready to squeal over gooey, sticky, slimy monster snot and soft, fluffy, chirping chicks and cool domino tricks.

They are excited, engaged and ready to learn.

My Project

Students will have their own STEM labs with engineering parts and tools, simple machines, rocks and fossils, and computer mice for complex tasks on computers. Students will break apart geodes and see the treasures inside. They will be junior archeologists and dig up fossils. They will build simple machines and play with magnets. They will conduct research online using computers and then create computer models, so they can communicate their ideas with others. Amazing stuff for second graders, but they can do it with your help!

Imagine the wonder of a child digging up their own dinosaur fossils like a junior Dr. Alan Grant or Dr. Ellie Sattler.

Imagine the joy of a child breaking open a geode like a junior Dr. Harrison Schmitt! Then imagine them having a sense of both creation and ownership when they run their own labs from a lab cart and create models and conduct research on the computer. The world will open much like the geodes. These projects are in line with NGSS and Common Core Standards and they are exciting and engaging too!

Ms. Huggins
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Safco Products Onyx Mesh 1 File Drawer and 2 Small Drawers Rolling File Cart 5213BL, Black Powder Coat Finish, Durable Steel Mesh Construction, Swivel Wheels For Mobility • Amazon Business $64.71 5 $323.55
AmazonBasics 3-Button USB Wired Mouse (Black), 30-Pack • Amazon Business $161.73 1 $161.73
Popular Playthings Magnetic Match Rings • Amazon Business $11.71 6 $70.26
National Geographic Mega Fossil Mine – Dig Up 15 Real Fossils • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
K’NEX Education – Simple and Compound Machines Set – 352 Pieces – Ages 9+ Engineering Educational Toy • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Break Your Own Geodes High Quality Kit 12 Whole Geodes • Amazon Business $21.50 2 $43.00
Food Coloring AmeriColor Student Kit, 12 .75 Ounce Bottles Soft Gel Paste Colors • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00

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