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Mr. Gardner from San Francisco CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Toothpick Bridge Design

My students need a hot glue gun for each team that will be a safe & low temperature version, and will each receive approximately 10 glue sticks that they will use to build the toothpick bridge.

  • $691 goal

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My Students

My students at Everett Middle School come from a variety of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This school year, approximately 72 % of our students are living at or below the poverty line in San Francisco. While Everett is performing at a higher level than it was 5 years ago, it still has a long way to go. Academic scores remain in the lower percentile amongst all middle schools in SFUSD, and have remained stagnant for the past few years

Here at Everett, the elective courses have been redesigned to provide a truly enriching space for students to use use outside of the box thinking in a subject area that they choose.

The students in the Design & Architecture course are learning how to design, sketch, and build structures & solutions using a variety of concepts that are used around the world.

My Project

The toothpick bridge design challenge will empower students to use various design & architectural concepts/strategies to replicate a bridge using toothpicks, hot glue guns, & hot glue sticks. Each student will use a hot glue gun, a bag of hot glue sticks, and a small box of toothpicks to to carefully design and construct a model bridge.

In this Design & Architecture, students will work in small groups of 2-3 to research any bridge they choose from around the world & replicate it using precision, creativity, concentration, and teamwork to effectively design & build a model bridge.

Students will spend approximately 3-4 days researching a bridge of their choice (they will be provided many examples of bridges from around the world - Bali, England, Miami, NYC, South Africa, Hong Kong, Moscow, Sweden, Peru, SF, etc.). They will draw blueprints & sketches, and then move forward in designing a prototype/model of the bridge. We will end with a gallery walk & celebration of the students work.

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Mr. Gardner
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 140 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
23635-1010: Surebonder Safety Fuse Glue Gun - Low Temperature • Blick Art Materials $3.83 65 $248.95
23631-1001: Surebonder Cool Shot Mini Glue Gun Glue Sticks - , Pkg of 15 • Blick Art Materials $2.13 100 $213.00
Standard Shipping • Blick Art Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$461.95

Vendor shipping charges

$46.20

State sales tax

$42.27

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$587.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.65

Total project goal

$691.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$691.00

8 Donors

-$685.71

Donations toward project cost

-$587.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$98.36

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

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$0.00

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