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Mrs. Cooper from West Valley City UT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Makerspace for Future Engineers and Scientists

Help me give my students interactive tools such as Ozobots, Snap Circuits and KEVA planks for coding, engineering and STEM challenges to create a Makerspace area in the classroom to facilitate creativity and problem solving.

  • $895 goal

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My Students

I teach third grade at a Title I school in West Valley City, Utah. Most of the students come from low-income families, and a good portion are English Language Learners.

My students love to learn and come to school, yet many have deficiencies or need additional support to reach grade level content.

They need additional assistance in reading skills and learn best using hands-on methods. I love my kids and hope to give them the best education any student could have!

My Project

My students will use these materials for designing, engineering and building. These tools, including LittleBits, Ozobots, Legos, STEM Challenges, 3Doodler and Snap Circuits, will be available to students to supplement their learning and their desire to create. These tools will help build problem solving and design skills that many of the students will use in their future careers.

I am hoping to create an environment for my students that allows them to be prepared for the future and enhances their creativity skills.

Students will be engaged and involved in scientific processes and STEM related activities that they can work on throughout the year.

The Ozobots and Mattel Bloxels can be used for teaching students to code and create their own designs and projects that enrich their classroom learning. I also chose the Rollercoaster STEM Challenge set and the Simple Machines Legos because they align with our science standards for third grade.

This experience will be invaluable for students as they interact with these science concepts and build their own examples. The impact of these hands-on tools will be essential for helping students build thinking skills that they will use for the rest of their lives.

Mrs. Cooper
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 20 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
littleBits Electronics Gizmos & Gadgets Kit • Amazon Business $199.95 1 $199.95
3Doodler START MEGA • AKJ Education $98.99 1 $98.99
Simple Machines Set • LEGO Education $79.95 1 $79.95
Ozobot Bit Coding Robot (Blue) • Amazon Business $35.00 2 $70.00
Snap Circuits Arcade Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 200 STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 20+ Build and Play Games | 35+ Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun • Amazon Business $50.89 1 $50.89
Snap Circuits SCL-175 Lights Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 175 Exciting STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 55 Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun • Amazon Business $39.97 1 $39.97
Snap Circuits STEM • AKJ Education $38.25 1 $38.25
KEVA Contraptions: 200 Plank Set • AKJ Education $36.46 1 $36.46
Stem Expolorations: Rollercoaster Building Set • AKJ Education $32.84 1 $32.84
Magnetic Building Blocks Set, 76 Piece 3D Magnetic Tiles Toys Include Square, Triangle, Large Triangle Perfect STEM Educational Toys for Kids Boys Girls • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Bloxels Build Your Own Video Game • Amazon Business $22.13 1 $22.13
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74

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