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Ms. Lamarre Anderson from Lowell MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building STEM Skills

My students need STEM building materials to help them work through the engineering design process and become problem solvers.

  • $711 goal

This project expired on August 10, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our fourth graders come to our school for an integrated STEM education. The majority of our students are eligible for free or reduced lunch and deal with sometimes stressful lives outside of school. We try to make school a safe place for learning while pushing them each to reach their full potential.

These kids are ready for the challenges of the digital age.

We work hard to integrate all sorts of technology so that students learn to be creators, not just passive consumers, using technology tools in a variety of ways throughout the day. We learn to critically read and reflect on every type of media, from the great books in our class library to the YouTube videos they flock to in their free time. They are learning that their choices matter and that they can choose to be a part of a bright future.

My Project

Our STEM Academy introduces kids to the engineering design process early on. It encourages problem-solving and helps students take mistakes and failure as learning opportunities. Our students bring ideas through the whole process, from brainstorming, to designing and constructing a prototype, to making improvements based on testing and feedback.

We need reusable supplies to help students bring their creations to life and encourage them to tweak and improve on their ideas.

It can be discouraging to create with only tape and cardboard since you often have to start again from scratch when you identify a design flaw. Reusable supplies give them the encouragement to make improvements when a design fails, rather than abandon the project. They will be on their way to becoming real-life problem solvers!

Ms. Lamarre Anderson
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 45 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SET KEVA MAPLE PLANK 400 PCS • Frey Scientific $143.99 1 $143.99
KIT MAKER SIMPLE MACHINES • Frey Scientific $95.97 1 $95.97
KIT MAKER WHEELS • Frey Scientific $95.97 1 $95.97
KIT MAKER LARGE • Frey Scientific $76.82 1 $76.82
SET KEVA CONTRAPTIONS: PLANK 200 PCS • Frey Scientific $47.94 1 $47.94
SAFETY GLASSES CHILD / EA • Frey Scientific $1.50 30 $45.00

Materials cost

$505.69

Vendor shipping charges

$60.68

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$603.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$106.58

Total project goal

$710.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$710.54

5 Donors

-$380.27

Donations toward project cost

-$323.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.04

Matching donations from our partners

-$330.27

Match offers toward project cost

-$280.73

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.54

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$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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