Financial Resources for Teachers

Grants, discounts, and other opportunities for funding student projects, trips, and supplies.

First Book

First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides new books, educational resources, and other essentials--including coats, snacks, and hygiene kits--at a steep discount to educators serving children in need.  Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 175 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low income families in more than 30 countries. First Book members work in classrooms, after school and summer or early childhood programs, shelters and health clinics, libraries, community programs, military support programs, and other settings serving a majority of children in need.

Are you a public school teacher who needs funding for a student project, a class trip, or supplies? DonorsChoose.org connects public school teachers with individual donors who want to help.  When you post a project on DonorsChoose.org, you become part of a trusted 18-year-old network of educators, teachers, donors, foundations, and corporate partners who are all passionate about education

Other Science Resources for Teachers

Lab access, lesson planning, and more.

C2 Pipeline STEM Lab

The Innovation & Curiosity center is a college laboratory located in the Life Science building on Wayne State's campus.  Not only is the lab open to C2 Pipeline students and schools, but it's also available to middle schools and high schools throughout Metro Detroit, and the public. It enables students of all ages to explore, innovate, and gain an exceptional experience at a major research institution utilizing college facilities.This center is a great place for students to perform science experiments, advance their knowledge in S.T.E.M. and utilize new age technology. The main lab space consists of large bench areas with sinks which are ideal for biology, chemistry, dissection, or other S.T.E.M. related activities. The center also includes five themed rooms: anatomy, forensics, physics, replicator (3D printer), and a sub-zero room.These rooms enable students to explore different subjects and topics through project based activities. A few of the center's special features include: Makerbot replicator 3D printers, r3bel Bio-Printers, 20 iPad Mini's, 3 Underwater ROV's (remotely operated vehicles), DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter, 12 high and low power microscopes, 1 SWIFT forensic comparison microscope, and 1 Microscope used to detect Tuberculosis. Click the image at the left to learn more about renting the lab for your own activities or scheduling a lab presented by C2 Pipeline staff.

Rubik's Resources:  Borrow Classroom Supplies for up to 6 Weeks!

Educators and youth directors can borrow Mosaic Builder Sets for 6 weeks, plenty of time to create multiple designs! Click the image at right for downloadables, lesson plans, Rubik's solving guides, mosaic patterns, and even funding resources!

  • Lessons aligned to Common Core, National and State standards.
  • Support STEM/STEAM content and teaching using an authentic learning experience.
  • Promotes 21st Century Skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, perseverance and logical thinking.
  • Enables students to develop confidence and a more positive attitude about learning.
  • Program meets the requirements for many State and Federal funding sources.