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Mrs. Klinger from Newark DE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Bridges- STEM

My students need hands-on K'Nex bridge building kits and books about bridges to learn about components of bridges and civil engineering.

  • $351 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My class consists of 25 energetic second graders who come from diverse ethnic backgrounds. There are over 800 students in grades K-5, with 160 in second grade alone. We are a Title I school with many children coming from low-income families require an array of social, emotional, and developmental needs.

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn.

The future of the world is in my classroom today and meeting their needs requires proper funding. A variety of books, technology, and interactive supplies are necessary for keeping students engaged in learning.

My Project

Children are born engineers who enjoy building and taking things apart and are fascinated with how things work. While investigating our Science Unit on Bridges, students do not currently have concrete materials for engineering and building bridges.

K'Nex Building Bridge kits would allow children to build bridges as they study forces of push and pull.

Creating and building bridges would give them the tactile supplies needed to gain knowledge about how specific bridge types withstand different forces and span different distances. They will learn about bridges from concepts as simple as a log lying over a creek, to the complex Golden Gate Bridge in the book, Pop's Bridge.

Children will learn what a civil engineer does and as well as the differences in arch, beam and suspension bridges and the force they need to withstand, including compression (pushing) and tension (pulling). Through this, we learn that bridges connect places, but on a deeper level, they also connect people to one another.

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This project will reach 160 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Intro to Structures: Bridges • AKJ Education $44.00 5 $220.00
What Are Forces and Motion? Exploring Science With Hands-on Activities • AKJ Education $17.48 1 $17.48
Pop's Bridge • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Building Bridges • AKJ Education $3.61 2 $7.22
How a Bridge Is Built • AKJ Education $5.95 1 $5.95

Materials cost

$263.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$297.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.54

Total project goal

$350.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$350.28

2 Donors

-$350.28

Donations toward project cost

-$297.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.54

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$0.00

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