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Mrs. Ripperger from Titusville FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Biologists; Animal Architects & Construction of Critters with K’NEX

Help me give my students a classroom set of Kid K'NEX to explore the Engineering Design process and develop problem-solving skills. Building with Kid K'NEX helps learners develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and spatial awareness.

  • $315 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Tiny hands work quickly to piece together skyscrapers, bridges, and structures only a child's mind can image. Voice levels increase with excitement as ideas become a reality. Laughter escapes from proud smiles as students eagerly share their new creations with classmates. This is what learning looks like in the Smart Lab at our elementary school.

If you dream it, you can build it.

Our students are clever, persistent, and always up for a challenge. They walk through the gates of our school each morning with beaming smiles, EXPECTING to be challenged!

While our students come from a variety of economic backgrounds, about 50% of the population qualifies for free or reduced lunch. Please consider donating to this project to help our students' imagination come to life.

My Project

Students will use the Engineering Design Process to learn about physical structures and adaptations of animals in our Smart Lab. Primary students will explore characteristics of insects, arachnids, reptiles and mammals by building animals with Kid K’Nex, increasing acquisition of science vocabulary related to animal classification.

Authentic inquiry and the scientific method are integral to science education and practice, however application is where we can see our students' critical thinking.

Older students will design a new species of animal and apply the concept of how structural and behavioral adaptations contribute to the survival of their new animal in a specific habitat.

Mrs. Ripperger
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kid K’NEX – Budding Builders Building Set – 100 Pieces – Ages 3 and Up – Preschool Educational Toy • Amazon Business $25.99 9 $233.91

Materials cost

$233.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$267.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.19

Total project goal

$314.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$314.61

6 Donors

-$237.92

Donations toward project cost

-$203.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.25

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.69

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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