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Mrs. Irons-Williams from Fort Worth TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Chain Reactions STEM from Potential Energy @ Lily B.

My students need a Roller coaster Building Set and Stem Expolrations Swing Ride Building Set in order to expand their work with potential and kinetic energy.

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My Students

My new role this year is teaching gifted and talented enrichment classes on four different campuses. I see students in 1st Grade thru 5th Grade. My students range from 1st grade thru 5th grade and include many diverse backgrounds. One common thread among them all, is their desire to learn and seemingly non-stop curiosity.

We have a unique opportunity to bring STREAM into the classroom and create an environment that is student driven and learning has infinite potential.

I often hear my colleagues refer to an achievement gap however, I feel that it is more of an opportunity gap. My goal is to bring as many opportunities to our students as possible.

My Project

Students will design a variety of chain reactions to demonstrate their knowledge of potential and kinetic energy. Students explore the physics needed by engineers in designing today's roller coasters, including potential and kinetic energy, friction and gravity. First, they learn that all true roller coasters are completely driven by the force of gravity and that the conversion between potential and kinetic energy is essential to all roller coasters. Second, they consider the role of friction in slowing down cars in roller coasters. Finally, they examine the acceleration of roller coaster cars as they travel around the track.

The Rollercoaster Building Set, Swing Ride Building Set, Motorized Marble Run Set with Elevator, and the Marble Genius Jumps & Swings will support students as they take on the role of an Engineer through designing, building and analyzing the models they create.

Mrs. Irons-Williams
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stem Expolorations: Rollercoaster Building Set • AKJ Education $35.99 3 $107.97
Stem Expolrations: Swing Ride Building Set • AKJ Education $35.99 2 $71.98
Edushape Motorized Marble Run Set with Elevator for Kids 8+ Total of 175 Pieces Marble Track Maze Educational Construction Building Sets for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $35.00 2 $70.00
Hot Wheels Track Builder Track and Brick Pack Playset • Amazon Business $41.75 1 $41.75
Marble Genius Jumps & Swings - Marble Run Accessory Add-On Set (8 pcs.) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Marble Genius Physics Fun! - Marble Run Accessory Add-On Set (5 pcs.) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Marble Genius Spinning Wheels - Marble Run Accessory Add-On Set (5 pcs) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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