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Ms. Li from Boston MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Innovative Thinkers With STEM

Help me give my students quality STEM resources so they can become innovative thinkers that will boost student interest, and inspire future learning.

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My Students

My first grade class is made up of 20 first graders who are all English language learners and come in each day eager to learn. Many of the students are children of immigrant parents who do not speak English and are able to provide them with limited academic support. Many of the students come from low income backgrounds which make it difficult for families to contribute to the cost of purchasing resources and books for the classroom. My desire is to provide my students with the tools and resources they need in the classroom to further enhance their learning.

My Project

Quality STEM learning is becoming increasingly important for our young students in order to build a foundation to boost student interest, and inspire future learning. These resources will allow my students to be innovative problem solvers. Students will learn how to work together to engineer and solve real life problems. For example, Marble run and K'nex Kits will teach students how to identify a problem, work together to solve and come up with a solution.

Not only is this new STEM focus necessary, it is both engaging and fun for our young learners.

With these resources, it will allow my students to apply different STEM concepts while using their creativity, problem solving skills, and imagination. Simple machines, ZOOB builders, and other STEM materials will be a welcomed addition to the classroom. This will be a wonderful addition to our classroom as students will gain skills that will help them develop, explore and find creative ways to problem solve. I am also requesting engineering books to inspire students to problem solve in a creative manner.

Giving students a way to learn in a hands-on, creative, inquiry based environment gives them the opportunity to be and feel successful. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science/math literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators. It is clear that most jobs of the future will require a basic understanding of math and science. STEM education promotes 21st century learning.

Ms. Li
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 20 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Early Simple Machines Set • LEGO Education $159.95 1 $159.95
Magna-Tiles 3-D Magnetic Building Tiles, Clear Colors, 100 Pieces • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
K’NEX 100 Model Building Set – 863 Pieces – Ages 7+ Engineering Educational Toy (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $49.99 2 $99.98
YOFIT Electric DIY Drill Toy Set STEM Toy Early Education Drill Game(193 Pack) • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
ZOOB 0Z11125 125 Moving Mind-Building Modeling System, Assorted Colors, 125-Pieces • Amazon Business $19.52 1 $19.52

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