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Mrs. Buckler from Piketon OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Differentiate with STEM, A Challenge for All

Help me give my students access to STEM activities to enrich their learning.

  • $810 goal

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My Students

I am an educational technology teacher in a very rural area of Appalachia, Ohio. Our elementary school houses Head Start programs, pre-school, kindergarten, first, second and third grade classrooms. We have a high percentage of low, social economic households and free lunch students.

Research literature throughout the past decade has shown that technology can enhance literacy development, impact language acquisition, provide greater access to information, support learning, motivate students, and enhance their self-esteem (ACT, 2004; CEO Forum, 2001; Boster et al., 2004; Mann et al., 1999; Tracey & Young, 2006; WestEd, 2002).

My goal is to use educational technology to engage my student in a variety of subject areas. This specific project is a STEM cart for all classroom teachers to share to incorporate: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in an interactive, engaging, hands-on method. The requested materials will make learning fun!!

My Project

My goal is to create a traveling STEM cart for K-3 students and teachers to access at anytime during the day to enhance, differentiate, and enrich student learning. My first attempt for this project was not funded, so I am trying again with a smaller cart to get my students access to STEM learning.

Some of the coolest items on the cart:

BooleanBox, which is computer kit that teaches kids to code! A 101 Piece Construction Engineering Wooden Block set for problem solving skills and basic engineering. RisingStar Interlocking straw building blocks to engineer and develop motor skills. Elementary level sewing kits with multi-step directions. And many other STEM (science|technology|engineering|math) based activities.

The items on this cart will be student choice and the students will often work in small group. For the majority of the projects they will be student lead, which will increase social skills and creative thinking. My goal is for a variety of students to be enriched with this manipulative each day and make them excited about learning! Long term, I would like to create a STEM cart per grade level and add new materials as needed to challenge my students.

Mrs. Buckler
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Boolean Box | A STEM Educational Computer Kit, Teaches Coding and Electronics, Includes Scratch, Minecraft, and Python | Build a computer and electronic circuits, code and animate | For girls 8 and up • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99
Wonder Workshop Dash – Coding Robot for Kids 6+ – Voice Activated – Navigates Objects – 5 Free Programming STEM Apps – Creating Confident Digital Citizens • Amazon Business $147.99 1 $147.99
Honey-Can-Do CRT-03477 All Purpose Rolling Activity Cart, Blue, 34L x 35H • Amazon Business $83.96 1 $83.96
Jacquard Tie Dye Kit • Amazon Business $31.13 1 $31.13
Thames & Kosmos Kids First Botany - Experimental Greenhouse Kit • Amazon Business $30.06 1 $30.06
Thames & Kosmos Kids First Automobile Engineer • Amazon Business $30.00 1 $30.00
Peradix Building Toys 111 PCS Flexible Building Sticks for Kids STEM Learning Toys Set Educational Activity, DIY Gift Soft Bendable Sculpting Sticks Motor Skill Toys Building Blocks with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $27.59 1 $27.59
Four Seasons Crafting Kids Sewing Kit and Animal Crafts - Fun DIY Kid Craft and Sew Kits for Girls and Boys 120 Piece Set • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Learning Resources Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab - Toy of The Year Finalist • Amazon Business $21.51 1 $21.51
RisingStar Interlocking Building Castle Blocks - Original & Fun Design Building Block Set for Cognitive Development - STEM Toys for Boys and Girls - 300 Pieces • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Chenille Kraft WonderFoam Dominoes 168 Pieces (AC4468) • Amazon Business $19.54 1 $19.54
Carson Dellosa Seasonal STEM Challenges Learning Cards (140351) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Gifts2U Marble Run Toy, 130Pcs Educational Construction Maze Block Toy Set with Glass Marbles for Kids and Parent-Child Game • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Winning Moves Tile Lock Scrabble • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Learn & Climb Gooey Science Experiments Kit for Kids - 6 Slime Lab kit Projects. Everything Included in Set + Instruction Manual • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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