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Mrs. Kalstabakken from Burnsville MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Engineering Opportunities

My students need items that will provide hands-on, engineering opportunities. The Ozobot, for example, gives students a chance to practicing coding skills.

  • $445 goal

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My Students

My third graders come eager to learn each day, despite some of the challenges they face. My students represent a diverse group of children from all different backgrounds, socioeconomic levels, and languages spoken at home.

As both a Title One and magnet school, we are constantly trying to think of innovative ways to engage our students and provide our students with experiences they may not encounter otherwise.

We have amazing teachers, families, and students at our school who would greatly appreciate your support in their journey to become great engineers!

My Project

As a magnet school, we are constantly trying to think of ways to be innovative and provide students with hands-on experiences that require collaboration and use the Design Process.

Our students respond well to hands-on, problem solving activities.

When thinking about how to create these opportunities within the classroom, I came across some items that provided students with the opportunity to wonder, explore, create, and lead (our school's mission statement).

The Ozobot gives students a chance to learn about coding, both through the use of colored markers and online programs that sync with the bot. With many of the items in my project, students will be able to work together to create items that they will then be able to test and explore further, such as the marble run. Our students would by so appreciative of these engineering activities.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bit Coding Robot (Blue) • Amazon Business $57.26 2 $114.52
Marble Run Toy - Meland 122 Pcs Marble Game STEM Learning Toy, Educational Construction Building Blocks Toy, Marble Set Gift for Kids 4 5 6 + Year Old Boys Girls • Amazon Business $35.99 2 $71.98
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
EMIDO 480 Pcs Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle , Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $15.99 3 $47.97

Materials cost

$342.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$377.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.63

Total project goal

$444.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$444.18

5 Donors

-$344.18

Donations toward project cost

-$292.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.63

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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