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Ms. Hua from New York NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Supplies for Inventive Engineering

Help me give my students the tools they need to succeed in their STEM endeavors. I hope to foster critical thinking and engineering practices.

  • $581 goal

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My Students

My students are highly motivated 10th and 11th graders in a specialized high school in New York City. They come from all economic backgrounds. Each with his or her own quirks, they try very hard to learn and see the world from different perspectives. Some of my students travel overtwo hours to get to the school. Hardworking and caring, they are an amazing bunch who has big dreams and high hopes!

Creative, engaging, and open-minded, these kids are our dreams and hopes for the future.

I teach a highly motivated group of students. I believe they are the next shakers and movers of this world. They try so hard to understand and solve problems in the world around them; it's amazing and an honor to see them work so hard and reach so far.

My Project

These materials will provide an open canvas for student creativity and student driven designs. In order to make classrooms work, I need materials that allow them to collaborate strategically and think and design. Good old fashion talk and draw to allow free flow of thoughts are the foundation of creativity.

I hope to inspire kids to think 'beyond the box' to solve societal problems through inventive engineering.

They will brainstorm, create, recreate, prototype, and most importantly... they will dream. More specifically, these materials will be used to help them organize their design thinking around a societal challenge of their choice. These materials will aide their everyday work in reverse design and first principles. For example, we would learn about sustainability involving water resources and students would use the resources to design water filters based on research of current ones available. We hope to translate their drawings into actual prototypes later on.

I hope to connect their everyday realities to learning skills that translate into action for the communities they live in and let them understand that they, too, can be agents of change.

Ms. Hua
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 68 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Business Source 25"x30" Self-Stick Easel Pads, 4/Pack (38592) • Amazon Business $52.56 3 $157.68
Koogel 5 Multicolored Expanding File, Plastic Files Accordian File Paper Organizer File Organizer A4 Letter Size for Business/Office/Study/Home • Amazon Business $14.99 8 $119.92
Alvin Lightweight White Tracing Paper Roll 12 inches x 50 yards 55W-G • Amazon Business $12.92 6 $77.52
Sharpie Permanent Markers Ultimate Cosmic Color Collection, Fine and Ultra Fine Points, Assorted Colors, 45 Count • Amazon Business $29.96 1 $29.96
Sticky Notes 3x3, Bright Colorful Stickies, 12 Pads 1200 Sheets Total, Strong Sticking Memo Pads, 6 Colors (Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange, Pink, Rose) • Amazon Business $11.57 2 $23.14
Smead Portable Expanding File Box, 19 Pockets, Blank Tabs, Latch Closure, Legal Size, 1 Count, Color Varies (70806) • Amazon Business $13.32 1 $13.32
Westcott 5" School Pack of Kids Scissors with Anti-Microbial Protection, Blunt, Assorted Colors (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
Samsill 24 Pocket Spiral File Folder Organizer / 12 Dividers with Pockets/Multi Pocket Folder/Document Holder/Paper Organizer/Customizable Front Cover / 24 Total Slash Pockets • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
5800 pcs Teacher Stickers for Kids, Reward Stickers Mega Variety Pack, Incentive Stickers for Teacher Supplies Classroom Supplies, 18 Design Styles Including 3D Heart, face, Star, owl, Cupcake • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95

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