Ignites the Imagination and Sets the Soul on Fire

STEAM Education is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.

Using STEAM education results in students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. 

Donations Request

Have stuff you don’t use? Recycling overflowing? Consider donating the following “up-cycle” materials to Bancroft Elementary STEAM Lab. A student favorite “consumables” area is always in need of interesting and useful materials, which you can drop off in care of Ms. Alisa at the STEAM lab or school office. Questions? Please send an email to

Recycled/Reusable Materials

  • Paper Bags
  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Cardboard Tubes
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Spools
  • Plastic or Metal Bottle Lids
  • Any interesting containers, thoroughly cleaned (please no glass)
  • CDs

Craft Materials

  • Duct Tape (All Designs)
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Felt/Fabric scraps
  • Buttons
  • Beads
  • Tissue Paper
  • Pom Poms
  • Googly Eyes
  • AirDry Clay

Additional Materials

  • LEGOS 
  • Coffee Filters
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Small Plastic toys
  • Board Game Pieces
  • PVC pipes/connectors
  • Assorted Nuts, Bolts, Washers
  • Nonworking Electronics for taking apart
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