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Mr. Ross from Perris CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STOP! MakerSpace! Let's Get to Tinkering & Creating!

My students need the basics to start a MakerSpace to get their creative juices flowing!

  • $855 goal

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My Students

Do you remember tinkering, playing, discovering, and learning by taking things apart or fixing them??? How about just using your imagination to make up something or create your own invention?

So, many of my students don't get the chance to ”play” or “build” or even have the tools to use their imaginations or to even “fail!” That is what I want for my students, I want to create a MAKERSPACE and let them problem solve, tinker, create, collaborate, and who knows teach them how to use some tools!!

I hope to help get my students can become life-long learners and learn from the world around them.

Let me give you a brief description of my 4th grade classroom and school. Our school is in a high-poverty, low social economic area with 91% of our school receiving free or reduced priced breakfast and lunch. The demographics are: 86% Hispanic, 7% African-American, 6% Caucasian, 1% Other. 57% of our students are English Language Learners. Only about 22% of our parents have taken a college/vocational class and about 4% have a college degree.

My Project

We are requesting the basics to start a MakersSpace for my students. MakerSpaces are a place for students to create and tinker. My students don't have much of a chance to be creative or use their imaginations to build or fix things. The tools and supplies being requested range from basic tools, cutting tools, adhesives, electronics and other supplies.

These items will enable the students to tinker and create tangible objects or creations to take home and/or use for a project.

They will be able to get those creative juices flowing and use the design process to design, test, redesign, test again, and eventually come up with a final product. They will learn about the design process and go beyond the scientific method of a basic science project. They will learn about engineering and hopefully some reverse engineering.

The MakerSpace will also be used in the regular classroom to build and design some other basic structures like dwellings or even characters from novels we are reading or create story books with led diodes in between pages to incorporate into their creative stories. Another project I would like to do is creating a tool or device to make their or family’s life easier.

This is part of the big STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Movement. These students will learn about safety, how to use tools properly, and design/build many things.

The first goal is to have The MakerSpace as an after school club and ultimately the goal will be to branch out to a lunch time club also. I hope to continue this project year after year and grow the tools and projects.

This project was created in with a simple goal in mind; kids who create things will take more ownership,use their imaginations and think outside the box!

Mr. Ross
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DeWalt DWST20800 Mobile Work Center Rolling Workshop • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
AdTech Two Temp Hot Glue Gun for Crafting and DIY/ Two Temperature/Dual Temp for Heavy-Duty AND Delicate projects/Item #0453 • Amazon Business $9.79 5 $48.95
Black & Decker BDCD8PK Drill Project Kit, 8V • Amazon Business $46.73 1 $46.73
GS Power 18 Gauge Ga, 10 Rolls of 100 Feet (total of 1000 ft) Car Audio Video Primary Remote Turn on Hook up Trailer Wire (Cable Set Color: Black Red Blue Green Brown Orange Grey Purple White Yellow) • Amazon Business $37.95 1 $37.95
Handy Art Little Masters Tempera Paints Set, 16 oz, Pack of 6 . • Amazon Business $18.27 2 $36.54
Titebond 5063 Original Wood Glue, 8-Ounces • Amazon Business $6.25 4 $25.00
SWITCHEDGE 129 Piece Tool Set for Home and Travel - w/ Ratcheting Screwdriver Tool Kit • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
40 Pieces - EPAuto 1/4-Inch & 3/8-Inch Drive Socket Set with Reversible Ratchet • Amazon Business $21.87 1 $21.87
Craftsman 100 Piece drilling and driving kit • Amazon Business $21.75 1 $21.75
ANBES Soldering Iron Kit Electronics, 60W Adjustable Temperature Welding Tool, 5pcs Soldering Tips, Desoldering Pump, Soldering Iron Stand, Tweezers • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
200 MotoBatt LR44 AG13 A76 357 357A 303 SP76 L1154 SR44W 157 4276 PX76A RW82 EPX76 G13 Alkaline Battery • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Wrench Set, 22 Piece, Combo Set SAE and Metric By SYM Tools • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Lehigh #18-by-800-Foot Twisted Twine White #NST181 • Amazon Business $6.26 3 $18.78
DiCUNO 450pcs(5 colors x 90pcs) 5mm LED Light Emitting Diode Round Assorted Color White/Red/Yellow/Green/Blue Kit Box • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Qualihome Hardware Nail Assortment Kit, Includes Finish, Wire, Common, Brad and Picture Hanging Nails • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Scotch General Purpose Masking Tape, 2020-24A-CP, 0.94-Inch by 60.1-Yards, 9 Rolls • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
600 Pcs Nylon Cable Zip Ties with Self-Locking 4/6/8/10/12/14 Inch & 0.145 Inch Width By Agolds • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Tape King Professional Grade Duct Tape, 3-Pack, Silver Color Multi Pack, 11mil Thick (1.88 Inch x 35 Yards), 48mm x 32m - Ideal for Crafts, Home Improvement Projects, Repairs, Maintenance, Bulk • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
WORKPRO 7-piece Pliers Set (8" Groove Joint Pliers, 6" Long Nose, 6" Slip Joint, 7" Linesman, 8" Slip Joint) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
50 Pack 3V High capacity Lithium Button Coin Cell Batteries CR2032 DL2032 ECR2032 GPCR2032 Used in most electronic devices • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
WORKPRO 16-Piece Spring Clamp Set, 3-3/8", 4-1/2", 6-1/2" Muslin Clamps for Photo Studio Backdrops • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Shappy 8 Pieces Spill-Proof Paint Cups with Colored Lids and 8 Pieces Assorted Colored Painting Brushes Set • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Tape King Utility Knife Box Cutters (12-Pack Bulk, 18mm Wide Blade Cutter) - Retractable, Compact, Extended Use for Heavy Duty Office, Home, Arts Crafts, Hobby for Cutting Boxes, Cartons, Cardboard • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
BTNOW 30 Pieces Kids Paint Brushes Colorful Artist Paint Brush Set Assorted Sizes for Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic & Tempra Paints and More • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
4 Pack Copper Foil Tape,Conductive Adhesive for EMI Shielding,Slug Repellent,Paper Circuits,Electrical Repairs,Grounding(1/4inch) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Alpha Fry AT-31604 60-40 Rosin Core Solder (4 Ounces) • Amazon Business $8.32 1 $8.32
Stanley 60-100 10-Piece Standard Fluted Screwdriver Set • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Rosin Paste Flux #135 in a 2 oz Jar • Amazon Business $6.77 1 $6.77
Ad-Tech 14ZIP50 Multi Temp Glue Stick (4 x 0.44-Inch), Pack of 50 • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97

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