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Mrs. Stephenson from Lakeland FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Inventors and Scientists

Help me give my students STEM opportunities that will encourage them to discover the concepts of Science through hands-on engagement.

  • $428 goal

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My Students

I am requesting supplies for students currently in my 6th-grade class. There 88, 6th graders, who range in age from 11 and 12-year-olds, at a charter school. They are very energetic and enjoy learning every day. Our school is 1:1 iPads. My students are mostly in class with a few virtual for this school year.

My students are love to investigate and experiment with new tools and activities.

They are curious, enthusiastic, and creative; my students are eager to immerse themselves in any kind of challenge. I enjoy seeing them grow academically and become more independent every day through our virtual means. They love to solve problems by talking to each other and to me. My joy comes when they realize that even though tasks are sometimes hard if they keep at it they will be successful.

My Project

My students will use the 130 pcs Magnetic Sticks and Balls Building Blocks Educational Learning Game STEM Toy, Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set, and resources from Teacher Pay Teachers to encourage them to build and design structures on their own and also those prescribed by the teacher. When students are given the freedom to build they are more successful and allow themselves to dream of a bigger designs.

Helping students discover their skills as an inventor is the goal of the teacher.

Watching students grow with the designs of their projects helps to guide the progress of the lesson. The classroom changes into an environment of acceptance. STEM builds inventors and scientist but it also builds community, acceptance, and teaches students perseverance.

Mrs. Stephenson
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
$100 Gift Card for Educational Resources on Teachers Pay Teachers • Teachers Pay Teachers $100.00 2 $200.00
130 pcs Magnetic Sticks and Balls Building Blocks Sculpture Educational Learning Game STEM Toy Intelligence Imagination IQ Development creative activity inspiring enriching play fun kids boys girls • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
Sharpie 1927350 Electro Pop Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 24 Count • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Sharpie Permanent Markers, Fine Point, Black, 36 Count • Amazon Business $20.28 1 $20.28
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 $14.99 1 $14.99
30 Colors Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point Felt Pens, Lelix Assorted Colors Markers Pens For Journaling, Writing, Note Taking, Planner Coloring, Perfect for Art Office and School Supplies • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98

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