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Mrs. Barr from Glenville WV is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Build It Better! Bringing Engineering Into Math

My students need K'nex sets to explore engineering in my classroom since this is something they are not regularly exposed to. Having these tools in my classroom will allow them to explore by building and creating.

  • $316 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from rural Central West Virginia. We are the smallest school district by student population in the state. Students in my classes are in middle school for the first time and attend a 7-12 high school.

I teach students who are highly intelligent but need that extra push at school since sometimes education is not important at home.

These students are caring and kind and want desperately to do better. I have several students who are served with Special Education services as well as many athletes.

My Project

Bringing K'nex sets and other STEM builder sets into my classroom will allow students to explore engineering and possibly create a spark in them as a future career path.

Living in Central West Virginia my students do not have a lot of exposure to engineering or other STEM career paths and having these materials in my classroom will allow them to build, create, and build again to find flaws in their structures.

This type of critical thinking is key to their success in whatever career path they choose.

My seventh graders already enjoy the materials in our Makerspace in my classroom but these items will further enhance their learning and their imagination.

Mrs. Barr
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
K'NEX Education Maker's Kit Wheels • Amazon Business $79.81 1 $79.81
K'NEX Education Maker's Kit Large • Amazon Business $79.58 1 $79.58
K’NEX 70 Model Building Set – 705 Pieces – Ages 7+ Engineering Education Toy • Amazon Business $49.97 1 $49.97
Engino Discovering STEM Structures Constructions & Bridges Construction Kit • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49

Materials cost

$234.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$268.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.36

Total project goal

$315.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$315.73

1 Donor

-$315.73

Donations toward project cost

-$268.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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