Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s. It has a Basswood body, Maple neck and fingerboard, Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar Tailpiece with 3 Duncan Designed SC-101 Single-Coil Pickups. For a Detailed Guide to the Best Electric Guitars Under $500 see https://www.gearank.com/guides/solidbody-electric-guitars-under-500
Best DIY Projects: When building a home, there are so many tiny decisions to make - like where to put electrical outlets. This post includes tons of practical tips for placing outlets (including for decor, Christmas lights, and appliances).
Light Circuits: Depending on the grade level of the students, you can have them build a very simple circuit or a very complex circuit with both series and parallel circuits combined. For my students I have them use file folders in order to design and build a series on one side, then a parallel on the other with certain parameters for the switches. The students have an amazing time and there is always 100% participation and together we saved those lights from a trip to the landfill!