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Ms. McGettigan from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Duplo STEM in Kindergarten

My students need to explore simple machines as they learn about this world. These STEM sets will allow them to do this exploration.

  • $435 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is a bright and active group of five- and six-year-old children. They love to create and tell stories. They love to read and be read to. They are quickly learning to work together, which is a vital skill in our world. My children work in small groups and independently throughout the day.

We grow in all areas by practicing and playing together.

Writing throughout the day in science, social studies, math, and even in art helps us in so many ways. We get noisy, but we learn so much together. We need supplies to grow as readers, writers, and illustrators. We need to show the colors of our ideas. There is so much to learn.

My Project

These simple machines sets will open the door to STEM exploration in our kindergarten. They will let us explore levers, pulleys and wheels. They will let us build simple machines and see them work. They will help us see these machines throughout our world.

These kits will also help us work on working together.

By building these machines together, we will talk and plan our steps. We will work as a team to solve problems. We will use incorrect, then later correct vocabulary, to discuss our building issues. As partners, we will plan how to solve these issues. These Duplo Simple Machine sets will let us grow as scientists.

Ms. McGettigan
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Early Simple Machines Set • LEGO Education $159.95 2 $319.90

Materials cost

$319.90

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$369.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.24

Total project goal

$434.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$434.94

14 Donors

-$214.56

Donations toward project cost

-$187.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.23

match offer

-$214.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$182.37

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.18

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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