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Ms. T. from Everman TX is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Engineers

My students need KEVA Planks for building and problem solving.

  • $474 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are creative, inventive students who love to build. The only building materials we have in our classroom are some old wooden math 3-D shapes, which are never enough for the 30+ students I have each day.

My students are gifted first-fourth graders.

They are imaginative and creative. We recently received a Mindware catalog in the mail, and when I allowed them to look through for something for our class, the item all four classes chose were the KEVA building planks. Students were intrigued by the way that the structures could be built with rounded sides and arches by only using the small rectangular planks. These planks are just what they need to encourage their engineering and problem solving skills.

My Project

These materials will not only help with encouraging creativity, they are excellent tools for math, engineering and architecture. The students can study how arches are forms, use the planks to build structures of different styles to determine which are the most sturdy, could bear the most weight, which are the most structurally sound. In addition, the trebuchet and catapult kits can be used to include physics lessons (angle of attack, laws of motion, how mass affects acceleration).

These KEVA plank sets (Structures, Contraptions, Trebuchet, and Catapult) as well as the additional set of planks, will give my students plenty of materials to explore their engineering and architectural skills.

Thank you for considering our project, and for your support of public education.

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Ms. T.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 110 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KEVA Maple 400 Plank Set • Amazon $137.33 1 $137.33
Structures 200 Plank Set • Amazon $44.96 3 $134.88
MindWare KEVA Contraptions • Amazon $44.96 1 $44.96
Keva Trebuchet • Amazon $27.41 1 $27.41
Keva Catapult • Amazon $22.65 1 $22.65

Materials cost

$367.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$402.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.07

Total project goal

$473.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$473.81

6 Donors

-$448.81

Donations toward project cost

-$381.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.32

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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