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Mrs. Martin from Midvale UT is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What a World! STEM and Science Exploration Center

Help me give my students stools and supplies to create a STEM and science workspace.

  • $988 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My fabulous first graders are eager learners. Unfortunately, many of them have already experienced difficult transitions in their lives: some are refugees from war and violence, some have experienced numerous moves and are currently living in support shelters for families in transition, some are coping from multiple adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

I am trying to create and maintain a learning space that is safe, structured, and happy.

Our class routinely practices strategies to reduce anxiety, increase focus, and apply positive interaction skills. Along with foundational language, reading, and math acquisition, I also make opportunities for my super scholars to explore the wonders of science, solve engineering puzzles, and produce artistic expressions. Please help me support the learning experiences of these sweet children by funding our project.

My Project

First graders are very curious concerning the world around them. They love to build, create, and find solutions to real problems. Our classroom has a long counter running along one wall that would be an excellent place to conduct experiments and make observations. Adjustable swivel stools are needed to transform our counter into an exploration station. By funding this project, we will be able to grow an indoor garden, build various marble tracks to study force and motion, and use magnifying glasses and clipboards for observation and recording.

Science and STEM activities provide opportunities for students to explore, discover, create, and problem solve in an active manner.

Mrs. Martin
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 36 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Boss Office Products B1615-BE Ergonomic Works Drafting Chair without Arms in Blue • Amazon Business $75.38 6 $452.28
T4U 5" Plastic Nursery Flower Pots with Pallet - Set of 10 • Amazon Business $19.53 4 $78.12
MagicJourney Giant Marble Run Toy Track Super Set Game I 230 Piece Marble Maze Building Sets w/ 200 Colorful Marble Tracks, 30 Marbles & 4 Challenge Levels for STEM Learning, Endless Educational Fun • Amazon Business $38.58 2 $77.16
Grow Light, [2018 Upgraded] Auledio IP66 Waterproof Three Head Auto On/Off Timing 360° Flexible LED Plant Grow Lamp, 5 Adjustable Luminious Levels and 12 Switch Modes for Indoor Plants and Hydroponic • Amazon Business $25.99 2 $51.98
Sparco Transparent Clipboard, neon green • Amazon Business $3.03 11 $33.33
Lnchett Magnifying Glass 4X Handheld Reading Magnifier, 75mm Non-Scratch Quality Glass Lens, Thickened Rubbery Frame, 4.5oz Lightweight, Perfect for Seniors & Kids • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
50 Oxalis Triangularis Bulbs - Purple Shamrocks - 50 Robust Bulbs #1 Tubers - Grows Indoors & Out from Easy to Grow TM • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Organic Potting Mix by Perfect Plants for All Plant Types — 8qts for Indoor and Outdoor Use • Amazon Business $12.49 2 $24.98
Vgo 10-Pairs Nitrile Coating Gardening and Work Gloves (Size S, Blue, NT2110) • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Mosser Lee ML1122 Pearl Stone Soil Cover, 5 lb. • Amazon Business $2.95 3 $8.85

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