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Mr. Kraus from Muskegon MI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Breakout EDU Challenge

Help me give my students the ability to learn through cooperation and critical thinking. Breakout EDU kits encourage students to solve puzzles and work together in a timed challenge.

  • $215 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are Michigan area students who come from lower to middle income families. Many students have limited access to normal household settings. Students have a close bond culture in which they interact both in and out of school.

Students thrive with project based learning.

Creating projects and hands on activities really help their critical thinking learning and logical thought process. STEM programs that support creation and the ability to engineer projects make learning fun and exciting. Students want to build, touch, and create.

Students love STEM projects and the chance to create something from their own mind. Students love a classroom where it is not just writing papers or doing math problems on a worksheet. Collaboration and working with partners helps develop them as people and learners.

My Project

Students become engaged when they are challenged with activities that are hands on. This kit allows students to solve hands on puzzles and riddles against a clock. Students work together to find clues and discover different ways of seeing a question or puzzle.

Puzzles and critical thinking activities take student engagement to another level.

Students do not just want to solve the puzzle or riddle, but be the first to do so. Students must use logic and multiple subject areas to complete these challenging activities.

Failure is sometimes the best teacher. Failure can teach students how to handle disappointment and become more persistent when faced with a difficult challenge. Breakout EDU gives students the chance to fail and strive to be better the next time they attempt a challenge.

Mr. Kraus
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Breakout EDU Kit & Platform Access • AKJ Education $150.00 1 $150.00

Materials cost

$150.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$182.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.16

Total project goal

$214.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$214.41

1 Donor

-$214.41

Donations toward project cost

-$182.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.16

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$0.00

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