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STEM Supply Drive

It all started with a question: How can we help students in our community learn about STEM?

The answer from many local educators was access to more science materials. Dr. Universe wants to make sure kids (our future scientists and engineers) have the materials they need to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.

Ask Dr. Universe is based out of Washington State University, a public research university committed to a tradition of service and access to education.

When is the STEM Supply Drive?  

April 10-May 24

What kind of items can I donate?

We’re collecting every day items from Play-Doh and toothpicks to robotics kits to paper products. Questions? Contact Rachel Webber (Dr.Universe) at rcwebber@wsu.edu.

Where will items go?

This year the items will go to local schools, libraries, and after-school programs in the Pullman-area, including the Whitman County STEAM Supplies Library where teachers and students can submit request materials year-round.

Resources

2019 STEM Supply Drive Application

Print a Flyer for the 2019 STEM Supply Drive

Where can I drop off an item?

Wish List

SCIENCE SUPPLIES

Craft Supplies
• 1000 popsicle sticks
• 200 paper straws
• 4000 toothpicks
• skein extra-thick yarn, any color. (needs to be much thicker than worsted yarn)
• package of clothespins (50 or more)
• 100 zip ties, various/asst lengths
• 4-ft by 4-ft (approx) peg board
• 2 buckets plastic pony beads
• Crayola Model Magic assorted colors classroom pack x 4, Glitter assorted colors (24pk) x 2
• Pom Poms assorted colors/sizes 100ct x 6
• 16 oz spray bottles x 20
• Clear condiment squeeze bottles (16oz, 6 pack) x3
• Plain sponges (24 pack) x 3
• Standard cotton balls (100 count) x 5
• Glue sticks (30 pack) x 10
• Ziplocks: 10 quart size,10 gallon size, 20 sandwich size, 20 snack size
• Acrylic paint sets (assorted colors) x 3
• 11×14 size paint canvas (30 pack)
• Pipe cleaners: all colors
• Balloons: all sizes and colors
• wooden dowels 12-inch-long, assorted diameters
• Cotton balls
• Buttons
• 10 Puffy/moldable clay, assorted colors
• Copper Wire
• 10 Kinetic sand containers
• Tempura paint
• Ribbon assorted colors 1/8″, 3/8″,
• 50 foam paintbrushes
• 500 marbles
• foam letter stickers assorted colors,
• 150 styrofoam balls 3″
• Tissue paper assorted colors,
• Magna-tiles 60pc set qty x 5,
• Playfoam party pack qty
• UV pony beads qty 1000,
• 20 Scissors 8″
• 24 kid sized safety glasses
• 1000 googly eyes self-adhesive assorted sizes
• 100 Velcro sticky squares black
• 250 twist ties 6″ assorted colors
• 50 Playdoh 4oz can, assorted colors

Home Goods
• Shoeboxes x 50
• 1 container borax
• 3 containers glycerin
• 3 containers corn starch
• 3 containers 10% peroxide solution
• 3 containers rubbing alcohol
• 2 large mixing bowls
• 3, 40-oz packages Albers Yellow Cornmeal
• ten-pack women’s knee-high stockings, color tan with nude toes (non-reinforced toes)
• 2 rolls aluminum foil (regular, not extra heavy)
• 100 paper brown paper lunch bags
• 400 paper plates (dessert size, 6-7-inch diameter)
• 50 lb gumdrops or spice drops
• Aluminum 9″ pie tins x 30
• 10 packages clothes pins (50+)
• Ziplocks: gallon, quart, sandwich, and snack
• 5 Shampoo
• 5 Plastic wrap
• 5 Wax paper
• 5 Aluminum foil (regular, not extra heavy)
• Mason jar lids
• Compostable: cups, plates, forks and spoons (Safeway)

Garden Supplies
• 3 large bags of soil
• 20-25 small clay pots
• Seeds of any kind
• 3 ant habitats
• Rain gauge
• 2 outdoor thermometers
• 3 large tubs to do water projects in
• 3″ peat pots (60Pack) x2
• 150 ft gardening ground cloth
• 50 ft Wire (3”x1” squares) to make plant cages

Office/ Hardware Supplies
• Construction paper
• Graphing paper
• Index cards
• Alligator clips
• Zinc plated nails
• Tape: assorted colors of duct, shipping, masking, office
• 5000 toothpicks
• glitter glue
• LED lights (small)
• copper tape
• AA and AAA batteries
• Metric measuring tools (tape measures, rulers)
• 50 Coin cell batteries
• Glue sticks (30 pack) x 20
• 6 sets of magnets
• 5 exacto knifes
• glue sticks (for hot glue guns)
• 2 Glue (1 gallon containers)
• 1 lb rubber bands (size #32)
• Duct tape (assorted colors)
• Multiple sizes of rubber bands
• 200 paperclips
• 200 bamboo skewers

Recyclable Items
• CD’s
• Corks
• Water bottles with lids
• Quart Mason jars
• Mason jar lids

Big Wish Items

Click here for the Amazon list “Science Supplies for Kids”

• 1:64 to 1:53 scale RC car, ready to run (qty 5)
• 3D Doodler 6 pen EDU learning pack x 1
• Lego Classic Brick Box x 5
• Makey Makey Invention kit x 4
• 1:64 to 1:53 scale RC car, ready to run (qty 6)
• DIY Solar Car
• Mason Jar Science Book
• Electro-Dough Kit
• Charging Solar Panel
• Kinetic Sand
• UV Color Changing Beads
• Kid Sized Safety Goggles

 

Thanks to the planning committee at the WSU Center for Civic Engagement.

The STEM Supply Drive is based out of University Marketing and Communications. A friendly-reminder: University funds cannot be used to purchase items. Policies for University Surplus Property are here.