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Dr. Lewis from Channelview TX is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEMtastic Escape Room

My students need storage containers, lock pads, UV lights and pens, paper and diversion boxes for a panic escape room!

  • $623 goal

This project expired on February 5, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher and the K-5 Science Content Leader in a Title I Elementary School, I often times notice that our students are not exposed to science outside of the classroom. Over 70% of our campus is on free/reduced lunch, and often times we have students who are not capable of even having their parents supply their own school supplies.

Our school is located in an area that was hit and affected by Hurricane Harvey, but our students are actively coming to school eager to learn.

In my classroom I work hard to ensure a safe, secure and comfortable environment for learning and seek ways to make learning innovative. We have created a culture on our campus where our students actually look forward to the bus pulling up at their houses in the morning to bring them to school.

These kids will take advantage of any learning opportunity that is brought their way. Our motto at our campus is reach for the stars, and our students do their best to reach beyond them.

My Project

Science is comprised of hands-on learning, but it also has an investigative/inquiry component. Through STEM centered activities, we will create an escape room to increase student interest in science, and create an environment that students will remember from years to come.

One of the greatest impacts of an escape room is that it can make science 10 times more engaging than it already is especially for elementary students as it gives them opportunities to collaborate with other students, and could lead to improving their social skills while building on academic knowledge!

These escape rooms are beneficial to all types of learners and engages 100% of the class the entire time. These supplies (boxes, padlocks and more)can be reused for several years leading to 100's of students engaging in fun learning.

The way the escape room works is an academic science puzzle is used, and the students have to decipher the code (answer) in order to unlock the safe. This is an innovative way to engage learners.

Dr. Lewis
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Finnkarelia 0.3 Cubic Digital Security Box Safe Box Security Safe for Jewelry Gun Cash Passport and More Compact Size 12.2x7.8x7.8 inches Black • Amazon Business $42.99 2 $85.98
Neenah Paper Colored Cardstock, 8.5 x 11", Vintage, 5-Color Assortment 250 Sheets (21003) • Amazon Business $12.74 4 $50.96
ELEOPTION Home Security Dictionary Book Safe Storage Key Lock Box With Combination Password for Cash Jewelry (Large, Black) • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
Stalwart 75-005 Metal Storage Lock Box, 12" • Amazon Business $9.98 4 $39.92
Invisible Ink Pen, Spy Pen with Built in Uv Light Magic Marker for Drawing Secret Message Writing Currency Checking Kids Spy Game Party (Package Quantity - AS Picture Shows) (24pcs) • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
OPPSK UV LED Bar with 9LEDx3W Black Light, Metallic Black • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Findway 5 UV Ultra Violet Blacklight 9 LED Flashlight Torch Light Outdoors • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Master Lock Resettable Combo Lock Speed Dial Asst Colors Red Black White Blue • Amazon Business $22.76 1 $22.76
Adir Corp. Multi Purpose Medium Size Suggestion Box 9.75" x 7" x 3" (White) • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
Artbin Quick View Carrying Case-17-Inch by 4-Inch by 12-1/3-Inch Translucent Art/ Craft Supply Storage Container, 8017AB • Amazon Business $17.07 1 $17.07
Safe Lock Box, Ohuhu Dictionary Diversion Book Safe with Combination Lock • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Dowling Magnets Simply Science Magnet Mania Kit • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
TSA Luggage Locks (2 Pack) - 4 Digit Combination Steel Padlocks - Approved Travel Lock for Suitcases & Baggage - Black • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Morton Salt Diversion Safe - 26 oz by Party Monstr • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Vaultz Locking Sports Sunglass Case, Treadplate (VZ00722) • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Wordlock Combination Padlock – 5 Dial, Black • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Puroma 2 Pack Combination Lock 4 Digit Padlock for School Gym Locker,Sports Locker,Fence,Toolbox,Case,Hasp Storage(Black) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
ArtBin 12-Inch Quick View Deep Base Carrying Case, Translucent Clear • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
ORIA Combination Lock, 4 Digit Combination Padlock Set, Metal and Plated Steel Material for School, Employee, Gym or Sports Locker, Case, Toolbox, Fence, Hasp Cabinet and Storage, Pack of 2 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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