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Mrs. Glover from Draper UT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Creative Minds Through S.T.E.M. Challenges

Help me give my students STEM experiences with Magformers, Goobi, and IQ Builder.

  • $319 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Creativity is the secret sauce to science, technology, engineering, and math." Ainissa Ramirez, Science Evangelist. I am looking to provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences that will spark their love of learning by discovering the fabulous world of science through the use of STEM materials.

I have 56 active, engaged first graders (28 in each Chinese dual immersion class that I teach for half a day).

These students are high achievers, and are in need of challenging tasks that will help develop deeper thinking skills. They love technology and are very tech-savvy, but I also want them to engage with materials that are NOT always technology based. Currently, I am supplementing with as much hands on discovery as I can but I am lacking the resources to do this with all of the standards I teach. My goal is to get more hands on materials in each of my students' hands to build creativity.

My Project

My students love discovering things about the world through hands-on experimentation and activities. The materials I am requesting will help make that happen, and prepare them for a future world where S.TE.M. careers have not even been created.

With these creative building items, my students will be able to explore and learn about a variety of scientific concepts.

For example, my students will become engineers and design different structures using Goobi, Magformers and other tools in order to then transform into scientists to explore the concept of force and motion. Using IQ Builder ad straw constructor, I will be able to supplement my instruction with hands-on activities that will inspire my students to continue to learn and show their thinking in other ways besides paper and pencil.

Mrs. Glover
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 56 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magformers Basic Set (30 pieces) magnetic building blocks, educational magnetic tiles, magnetic building STEM toy - 63076 • Amazon Business $34.84 2 $69.68
Fun Mags Magnetic Blocks 100-Piece Set 3D Magnetic Building Blocks, STEM Educational Magnetic Tiles Magna Magnet Toys for Kids, Toddlers • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Goobi 110 Piece Construction Set Building Toy Active Play Sticks STEM Learning Creativity Imagination Children’s 3D Puzzle Educational Brain Toys for Kids Boys and Girls with Instruction Booklet • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Magz-Bricks 60 Piece Magnetic Building Set, Magnetic Building Blocks Offered Exclusively • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
EMIDO 480 Pcs Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle , Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls … • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$237.37

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$270.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.81

Total project goal

$318.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$318.74

1 Donor

-$270.93

Donations toward project cost

-$270.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$47.81

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$0.00

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