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Mrs. Jalley from Forsyth IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Scientists, One Brain at a Time!

Help me give my students Cubelets, Squishy Circuits, Botley, Legos and building supplies to develop our school's first ever STEM project cart!

  • $637 goal

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My Students

Do you remember science when you were in grade school? What was your favorite science memory? Chances are it was NOT a day you read science facts in a book. More than likely, it was an engaging experiment or project that you were able to participate in! These are the same experiences that I want to bring to our inquisitive, eager mini scientists who can’t get enough of science! My students are comprised of students from many diverse ethnicities, economic backgrounds, ‚Äčand families. One thing that binds them together, however, is a drive to explore, create, and problem solve through exciting hands-on science activities! By providing intriguing science opportunities, we allow their minds to stretch where we didn’t know they could stretch. We allow their creativity to flow where we didn’t know it could flow, and we allow new questions to form in their brains that encourage them to want to learn more.

My Project

When this STEM cart gets rolled into our Kindergarten classes, it will bring cheers from our budding scientists! As students build: a coding program for Botley robot to follow, a robot caterpillar that follows their hands with Cubelets, a snowman whose ears light up with Squishy Circuits ,a bridge with the Duplo Legos, and an obstacle course for Sphero to run through, so too, will they be building up their problem solving and creativity skills.

As Jim Rohan was quoted as saying, " Whatever good things we build end up building us." By using these resources on our STEM cart, we will be building future scientists who are inspired to learn science just for the pure joy of learning!

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This project will reach 95 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Modular Robotics New Cubelets Discovery Set • Amazon Business $124.50 1 $124.50
Seville Classics Heavy-Duty Commercial-Grade Utility Cart, NSF Listed • Amazon Business $84.99 1 $84.99
Squishy Circuits Deluxe Kit • Amazon Business $74.95 1 $74.95
Creative LEGO DUPLO Brick Set by LEGO Education • Amazon Business $62.95 1 $62.95
Learning Resources Botley the Coding Robot, 45 Pieces • Amazon Business $44.93 1 $44.93
Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil, 500 sq ft • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
AmazonBasics 16oz Disposable Plastic Cups - 240-Pack, Red • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Corrugated Cardboard Sheets - 64-Pack Colored Corrugated Paper, Corrugated Cardstock for DIY Arts and Crafts Projects, Scrapbooking, 8 Assorted Colors, 8.25 x 11.75 Inches • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Scotch 3M 2020-1A-CP 2020-24A-CP Masking Tape, 9 Rolls- 0.94 Inch x 60.1 Yards, Browns • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
Perfect Stix Jumbo Craft Sticks ( Pack of 500ct) • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Acerich 300 Pcs Colored Pipe Cleaners Chenille Stems for DIY Art Craft Decorations (6 mm x 12 inch) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
[500 Pack] Neon Colored Drinking Straws - Flexible, Disposable Kid Friendly, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
42pcs 6 x 6 inches (15cm x 15cm) Felt Fabric Sheet Assorted Color Felt Pack DIY Craft Squares Nonwoven • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
Norpro Cotton Twine • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61

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