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Mrs. Weathers from Spartanburg SC is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wooden Mechanical Hand

My students need wooden craft sticks, wooden cubes, and wooden dowels to create a mechanical hand.

  • $260 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach seventh-grade science in a rural school. Our community is very diverse with many cultures represented. Over 80% of our children qualify and receive free or reduced-priced lunch, which means many of our children live in poverty.

We are also experiencing a growing number of families that are homeless.

Even though our children come from many disadvantaged homes, they come to school happy and so excited to learn. They know that they will leave with new knowledge every day.

My Project

This year every Friday is designated as STEM Friday. Each week my students will be given a project to complete using the STEM format. They will incorporate science, technology, engineering and math to design, create and test different projects.

My students will use wooden craft sticks, wooden cubes, wooden dowels and straws to create a mechanical, moveable hand.

The project will be that students will create a moveable, mechanical hand and the challenge is to see how many straws the hand can pick up.

Students will design, create and test a wooden mechanical hand using the STEM format. My students are always excited about STEM Fridays and this will be a great project to add to the curriculum.

Mrs. Weathers
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scotch Greener Masking Tape for Performance Painting, 2050-24A-BK, 0.94-Inch by 60.1-Yards, 1 Roll • Amazon Business $7.66 6 $45.96
Wooden Cubes - 1 Inch - Wood Square Blocks For Puzzle Making, Crafts & DIY Projects (1") - by Craftparts Direct - Bag of 100 • Amazon Business $16.90 2 $33.80
1/2" Wood Cubes with Holes - 100 Pack - Unfinished Solid Wood Beads • Amazon Business $15.89 2 $31.78
Adhesive Technologies 05694 Mini Hi-Temp Glue Gun (& Combo Pack) Glue Gun & Glue Sticks • Amazon Business $4.27 6 $25.62
Sonrise 10 1/2" x 1/2" Extra Wide Long Neon Smoothie Boba Milkshake Straws (100) • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
Perfect Stix 114ST Wooden Craft Sticks • Amazon Business $14.06 1 $14.06
AmazonBasics Assorted Size and Color Rubber Bands, 0.5 lb. • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Darice 9162-01 Unfinished Natural Wood Craft Dowel Rod, 1/8-Inch • Amazon Business $4.15 1 $4.15

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