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Ms. Park from Lithonia GA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Rollercoasters in the Classroom

Help me give my students the opportunity to build simple and powered machines in the classroom!

  • $283 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second graders are curious, thoughtful and creative. They are energetic and get excited about group projects - they love the process of working with their peers to create something new. In my classroom, they learn to value a sense of community and the belief that a better quality of something can be obtained through successful teamwork.

Though their progress in different subject areas are all at different paces, the things that interest and engage them are all the same: trying out a new science experiment, reading a good book, or playing games to strengthen basically any skill that they are learning are the things that bring my students joy and motivate them to continue learning and growing.

In spite of whatever financial burdens or difficult situations they might be in the midst of in their homes, they come to school daily with smiles on their faces and hearts ready to learn.

My Project

My students relish making and building things - whether it be using Unifix cubes to make a fidget spinner or textbooks to build a "tent." They will truly use anything - pencil, paper, scissors, glue - to come up with something like an airplane (aka, a pencil with paper wings glued to it). The ideas they come up with are endless! The itch to build can not be satiated. For the force and motion unit in our science curriculum, The Simple and Powered Machines Lego sets will help my students bring their creative ideas to real life using quality material.

A shortage of quality materials is a persistent problem for my underfunded school and a major hindrance to students' abilities to truly learn by doing.

Having enough Lego sets for students to work in partners will positively contribute to their abilities to fully participate and learn. Students can use the Lego sets for learning in other subjects as well, such as social studies (planning and building a community) and math (measuring different parts of a machine). My students demonstrate a desire to create using the materials that they already have; these Lego sets would give them a chance to expand their creativities and help them build even more amazing things!

Ms. Park
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Simple & Powered Machines Set • LEGO Education $179.95 1 $179.95

Materials cost

$179.95

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$12.42

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$240.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.37

Total project goal

$282.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$282.44

2 Donors

-$108.00

Donations toward project cost

-$91.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.20

match offer

-$174.44

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.27

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.17

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$0.00

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