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Mr. Hoffman from Streamwood IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Build it! Learn it!

Help me give my students opportunities to work collaboratively and creatively within the classroom through building and engineering!

  • $600 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a Title I building that has 73.3% poverty. My students are an amazing mixture of EL, Special Ed, and gifted students. My students love to build, solve world problems, deal with situations and work cooperatively toward a goal. There are several social emotional issues in sixth grade and having STEM materials will help my students to work together, rely on one another and learn from their mistakes.

My students have a variety of levels of ability which means building and creating is an amazing opportunity for everyone to explore new skills.

STEM activities are the best way to have my students work cooperatively and stay engaged!

My Project

Students can not learn how to build and create without play and play can not be experienced with out hands on materials. By building bridges, circuity, structures, and gadgets, my students will be able to experience real world applications in a cooperative, educational, and challenging environment within their classroom.

It is my goal to spark and nurture a passion for lifelong learning by introducing my students to the immense benefits of STEM.

Through these opportunities, students will be able to plan, create, experiment, and smile. I hope to show my students that can be and will be both fun and educational.

Mr. Hoffman
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Thames & Kosmos The Big Engineering Makerspace Science Experiment Kit • Amazon Business $67.38 1 $67.38
Ravensburger Gravitrax Marble Run & STEM Toy For Boys & Girls Age 8 & Up - 2019 Toy of The Year Finalist • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
Engino Discovering Stem: Levers, Linkages & Structures Building Kit • Amazon Business $26.01 2 $52.02
Snap Circuits Sound Electronics Exploration Kit | 185 Fun STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 40+ Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun • Amazon Business $48.55 1 $48.55
Snap Circuits 3D Illumination Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 150 STEM Projects | Full Color Project Manual | 50+ Snap Circuits Parts | STEM Educational Toys for Kids 8+ • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
K'NEX Education ‒ STEM Explorations: Roller Coaster Building Set – 546 Pieces – Ages 8+ Construction Education Toy • Amazon Business $35.18 1 $35.18
Klutz Lego Gadgets Science & Activity Kit, Ages 8+ • Amazon Business $15.10 2 $30.20
K'NEX Education - STEM Explorations: Swing Ride Building Set • Amazon Business $25.92 1 $25.92
Engino Discovering STEM Newton's Laws Inertia, Momentum, Kinetic & Potential Energy Construction Kit • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Snap Circuits BRIC: Structures | Brick & Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 20 Stem & Brick Projects | Full Color Project Manual | 20 Parts | 75 BRIC-2-Snap Adapters | 140+ BRICs • Amazon Business $23.83 1 $23.83
Engino Discovering STEM Structures Constructions & Bridges | 9 Working Models | Illustrated Instruction Manual | Theory & Facts | Experimental Activities | STEM Construction Kit • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
4M Magnet Science Kit • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Klutz Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit, Age 8 • Amazon Business $16.82 1 $16.82

Materials cost

$472.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$509.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.89

Total project goal

$599.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$599.28

9 Donors

-$415.20

Donations toward project cost

-$372.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.33

match offer

-$160.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$136.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.09

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$23.47

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$0.00

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