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Ms. Nakano from North Hills CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Without Blocks

My students need Magna Tiles and the other items to build structures and test scientific properties like force and motion.

  • $283 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am lucky enough to work with 44 fun-loving first graders! They are a diverse group of students coming from all over California's San Fernando Valley.

Our school is a small, tight-knit community of 264 students where the staff truly knows each and every student.

We believe in hands-on, project-based learning where teachers guide students as they construct meaning through experiences. We also understand that our students need to learn how to collaborate and communicate effectively and strive to provide opportunities for them to develop these skills.

My Project

Our students will be applying STEM principles using the Magna Tiles and kinetic sand to build structures. They will get the opportunity to test the strength of their structures and rebuild to increase stability and improve their buildings. They will use the Marble Run to discover how gravity moves the marble through the run.

They will observe what slows the marble down or speeds it up as it passes through different parts of the run, and how changing the path of the marble affects the speed from the top to the bottom.

The students will work in teams to come up with different plans for their creations.

Ms. Nakano
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 44 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece Set • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
Marble Run Toy - Meland 122 Pcs Marble Game STEM Learning Toy, Educational Construction Building Blocks Toy, Marble Set Gift for Kids 4 5 6 + Year Old Boys Girls • Amazon Business $32.29 1 $32.29
Kinetic Sand 2 pound Brown • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Kinetic Sand 2 pound Brown • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99

Materials cost

$190.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.41

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$240.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.44

Total project goal

$282.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$282.96

1 Donor

-$282.96

Donations toward project cost

-$240.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.44

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$0.00

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