Budget for Makerspace: Food Science Edition

Class: Food Science, Level  3, Total Students: 14 

Squishy Circuits: Properties of Ingredients 

ItemsUse Cost/ UnitTotal CostSource/ Store
First Aid KitSafety$16.82$16.82https://www.amazon.com/First-Aid-Only-Piece-All-Purpose/dp/B000069EYA/ref=zg_bs_3762881_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CGN5804ZD5X4M4NQ1NKA
50 pcs 10mm White LED Diode LightsSquishy Circuits- light$7.40 $7.40https://www.amazon.com/Diffused-Lighting-Electronics-Components-Emitting/dp/B01CI6EWKC
AmazonBasics AA 1.5 Volt Performance Alkaline Batteries – Pack of 100Squishy Circuits- power$23.99$23.99https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B8R6PF2/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B01B8R6PF2&pd_rd_w=c3ayk&pf_rd_p=45a72588-80f7-4414-9851-786f6c16d42b&pd_rd_wg=eedjW&pf_rd_r=6JWJRWTHQNH6815N09AP&pd_rd_r=f5cff7a5-b30f-480d-961c-bf1108f916f1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExSlc2SVoxRTBOVlJIJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNTYyNjk5MThUUU9ROUkySVMyRSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwOTA5MDkxMkEzRllRSUJaODZBTiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2RldGFpbCZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
Battery HolderSquishy Circuits- power holder$7.50$105.00https://squishycircuits.com/collections/all/products/battery-holder
Dough Ingredients:
(water)FlourVeg oilCream of tartarSaltGranulated alumsugar
Squishy circuits- dough$0$0Culinary dept budget

Needed Total: $153.21

I would seek funding for all options through two different grants. One local grant which is my schools grant offered for all teachers to apply for supplies in class. Second location I would go to for funding would be the Perkins grant. I am very familiar with Perkins as the CTE department gets a lot of supplies, resources and funding for career and industry related materials. This would fit in with the food science class, therefore these items could be considered materials for the class itself.


7 thoughts on “Budget for Makerspace: Food Science Edition”

  1. Ashley,
    Great job with your research on cheap, available items that you can use to stock up for Makerspace. It seems like you are able to provide many different components within your space for just $150! I also like your idea of implementing a first aid kit in your Makerspace. Safety is key when working with many of these tools, especially in a family and consumer science environment. I am not familiar with the Perkins grant, but it seems like a very useful outlet in providing materials. This weekend, I will look into Perkins and see what options they offer. Nice work!

  2. Hello Ashley!
    I think that using squishy circuits would be great in your classroom! Grants are also a way I put to budget my own makerspace. Do you think you would have students create the dough themselves?
    Great post!

  3. Ashley,

    It is nice that you have a local grant that you can rely on. One idea that I read about this week was having a tool drive. I think this is a great way to acquire materials that may no longer be needed by community members. This also shows students the importance of donations and supporting others. Maybe this would be a way to gather tools/ingredients that may be on your list.

    Thanks for the great post!

    All the best,

  4. Ashley,
    Grants are a great way to fund your space as there are so many that you can apply for. Local grants are even better because the organizations usually love to help out educational projects based in or around the neighboring school district. Some other methods I have found are to have a “tool drive” and sell off older tools no longer being used or even to sell some of the projects that students make in the makerspace at a craft fair or science fair.
    Great Post!
    -Anthony Marino

  5. Ashley,
    Great post this week! I like how your supply list and budget is reasonable and realistic. I… on the other hand went a little overboard. Your links are active and actually work, which is great and truly allow you to share this table with an administrator or colleague. I hope you actually get the chance to implement this!


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