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ItemLinkQuanitity neededEssential items marked with "X"Notes
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Lantern Materials
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14 gauge wireclick here4 per 20 studentsX
If you are not doing a class installation 2-3 rolls for 20 students will be enough.
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Twineclick here4 per 20 studentsX
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White school glueclick here1 per classX
If you have multiple sections you still should only need one of these
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Concentrated dye powder (Red)click here1 per classXAnother option is watercolor paint
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Concentrated dye powder (yellow)click here1 per classXAnother option is watercolor paint
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Concentrated dye powder (blue)click here1 per classXAnother option is watercolor paint
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India inkclick here1 per classX
If you have multiple sections you still should only need one of these
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Plastic bottles for liquid dyeclick here1 per classX
You can reuse and remix in these and supply to students from these rather than having them mix from the dye themselves - helps to conserve dye.
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Paint mixing traysclick here1 per 2-3 studentsX
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Paintbrushesclick here3-4 paintbrushes per studentX
5-10 additional paintbrushes needed for wax
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Waxclick here2 per 20 studentsX
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Crockpotclick here1 per classX
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White printer/copier paperclick here1 per 20 studentsX
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Wire cuttersclick here1 per 2-3 studentsX
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Pliersclick here1 per 2-3 studentsX
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ElectronicsMicro:bitclick here1 per 1-2 studentsX
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USB cableclick here1 per 1-2 studentsX
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USB to wallclick here1 per 2-3 students
If you want to plug the lanterns into the wall
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Battery pack for micro:bitclick here1 per student
Don't forget to order AAA batteries to with this battery pack
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Alternative: micro:bit go bundleclick here1 per student
This bundle includes a micro:bit, USB cable, battery pack, and one set of batteries. An alternative to ordering the parts separately
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weather:bitclick here1 per 1-3 studentsX
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Soil moisture sensorclick here1 per 1-3 students
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Soil temperature sensorclick here1 per 1-3 students
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Neopixel lights - option 1click here8 neopixel lights per studentChoose lights
Note, these lights come in rolls. They will need to be cut into strips of 8
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Neopixel lights - option 2click here8 neopixel lights per studentChoose lights
These lights are pre-soldered at a specific distance
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Female/male jumper wiresclick here3 per 1-3 studentsChoose microbit/light setup
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Male/male jumper wiresclick here3-30 per 1-3 students Choose microbit/light setup
Number depends on if you are having students cut apart and solder jumper wires between lights.
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Jumper wires with pigtailsclick here3 per 1-3 studentsChoose microbit/light setup
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breakout board for micro:bit with headersclick here1 per 1-3 studentsChoose microbit/light setup
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breadboardclick here1 per 1-3 studentsChoose microbit/light setup
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Soldering ironclick here1-3 per classXFor soldering connectors
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Lead free solderclick here1-3 per classX
Number depends on if students are solering jumper wires to lights (see light options and micro:bit setups above)
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Hot glue gunclick here1-4 per classXFor covering solder joints
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Hot glue sticksclick here1 per classX
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Garden suppliesWisconsin fast plantsclick hereVaries
fast growing plants for use in a classroom garden
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* The supplies listed here are recommendations. Pick the garden style and supplies best suited to your classroom spaceDesktop sized greenhouseclick here1 per class
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Plant starter kitclick hereVaries
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Desktop pre-built hydroponic systemclick here1 per class
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Supplementary materials
Foldscopeclick here1-3 per studentsFor close observation of plants
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Ruler click here1-3 per classroomfor measuring plants
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