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Ms. Ruiz from Gwinn MI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM up Space: Getting Comfortable with Tools

My students need a rotary cutter, tool kit, accessories, glue, and safety gloves and goggles for learning about repairing and upcycling and building STEM skills.

  • $366 goal

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My Students

My students in Life Prep class are creative, mindful, and excited to learn new skills to prepare them for the future. Together we practice skills including budgeting, communicating, leading, organizing, cooking, sewing, and working as a team. We are fortunate to be able to adjust our plans based off of what students want to do and they love that!

My 9th-12th grade students love to learn new skills and hack the world around them to make it work better for them.

They enjoy upcycling, improving, and repairing to personalize their world. They need more opportunities to practice STEM skills in their own spaces.

My Project

My students love exploring the world and finding ways to improve the things around them. Despite this interest, many students are intimidated when it comes to repairing their own items and throw them away instead. Many think of STEM skills in science or math classes without realizing that these skills are all around them on a daily basis. To help them gain comfort around tools and give them an opportunity to practice repairing things for the future, we need some more tools in our classroom.

I will introduce the students to our tools and then give them an opportunity to improve our space with their own creative designs and teamwork.

They will use the rotary cutter and toolkit to upcycle finds from their lives and make student selected improvements to our classroom space. Students will practice DIY using these tools and resources. They will also practice workshop safety by using cutting gloves, air masks, and safety goggles.

Ms. Ruiz
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dremel 3000-1/25 120-volt Variable Speed Rotary Tool Kit with 1 Attachment and 25 Accessories • Amazon Business $69.00 1 $69.00
DEKO 100 Piece Home Repair Tool Set,General Household Hand Tool Kit with Plastic Tool Box Storage • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
TARANTULA Cut Resistant Gloves, 13 gauge HPPE shell with black PU coated on palm Salt and Pepper Cut Resistance Level 5 Shell,6 Pair Per Pack • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
TARANTULA Cut Resistant Gloves, 13 gauge HPPE shell with black PU coated on palm Salt and Pepper Cut Resistance Level 5 Shell,6 Pair Per Pack • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Dremel 710-08 All-Purpose Rotary Accessory Kit, 160-Piece • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
20 Pack Of 3M Particulate 9210/37021 Respirator Face Masks N95 For Paint Dust Mold • Amazon Business $12.39 2 $24.78
80 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Set with Magnetic Driver Kit, Professional Electronics Repair Tool Kit with Portable Oxford Bag for Repair Cell Phone, iPhone, iPad, Watch, Tablet, PC, MacBook and More • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Adtech Multi-Temp Glue Sticks, 4 inch Mini Size, 5 Pound Box • Amazon Business $17.05 1 $17.05
JORESTECH Eyewear Protective Safety Glasses, Polycarbonate Impact Resistant Lens Pack of 12 (Clear, Yellow) • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Dremel 4486 MultiPro Keyless Chuck • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90

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