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Ms. McKay from Vestaburg MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bridge Building

Help me give my students STEM activities to explore at a Middle School Level.

  • $224 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Awesome Middle School Kids that are in need of supplies to learn about STEM and Bridge Building. My school is located in Michigan and in a very rural area. These kids love hands on learning and having some freedom to create the things that they are learning about. Having these kits will allow the kids to explore in smaller numbers than larger groups. Having 3 kids per kit would be ideal. Please consider helping out a awesome group of learners!

My Project

We will learn about the different structures of bridges and then create them. By looking at the history and structure of the shapes we can move to types of forces and types of loads.

With Engino structures: buildings and Bridges set learn all about buildings and how they literally support our lives!

Construct different types of bridges and find out how their architecture design Provides massive weight support. Discover all the types of forces applied and how engineers manage to reduce their effects. Build 9 working models such as a house, a pyramid and various types of bridges: beam, arch, truss, cable-stayed and suspension bridge. You can find easy-to-follow building instructions for all models either online or in the booklet included. The booklet provides detailed explanations of the different scientific principles applied and incorporates innovative experimental activities for hands-on learning. A quiz section is also available to challenge your newly acquired knowledge! Conduct thorough experiments and discover - how triangulation provides strength on a building - what are the main types of forces acting on structures - how do trusses work - what are the major types of cable bridges. The Engino building system was invented by Costas Sesames, a former teacher and engineer for the purpose of helping students build technological models creatively and easily to experiment and learn about science and technology in a way that includes all the benefits of play. Research grants from local and e. U. Sources helped transition The three year research project into an innovative product. Since then Engino has developed more snap-fit components such as gears, pulleys, motors, and solar panels. The major advantage of the Engino system is that it's design flexibility enables children to build simple or complex models quickly using a small number of Components.

Ms. McKay
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

This project will reach 100 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Buildings & Bridges • AKJ Education $26.24 6 $157.44

Materials cost

$157.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$189.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.49

Total project goal

$223.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$223.29

6 Donors

-$223.29

Donations toward project cost

-$189.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.49

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$0.00

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