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Ms. Beech from Palm Bay FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engineer an Aid Drop

Help me give my students a hands-on, minds-on opportunity to learn engineering and science.

  • $478 goal

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My Students

Every one of the students in this school learns in a different way, and each of them is profoundly unique. They may be grouped in the same classroom, but they are not the same. Their skin colors are varied, and their backgrounds are as well. Multiple languages are spoken in their homes, and each home has its own struggles. Many students have difficulty concentrating due to ADHD, English Language Learner, or other special needs, and they need to work hard to compensate.

Students in this school are hard-working, eager-to-learn children, who come from homes where their parents value education but have limited resources to support the process.

This county is one where there is an emphasis on the space program and the science that supports it. All of these students want to learn and they need a strong background in science to compete in the science industry. They may not have much money, but the parents and community are active in the school and value education. They are a joy and a delight to teach. They have a lot of learning to do, and in this class, we strive for success in the process.

My Project

Here’s a thing about science. There is an enormous amount of data that must be memorized for the standardized tests. Here’s another more important thing about science. It is the curious exploration of this world. It is the wonder of trying things out until a success is found. It is teamwork and tenacity.

In this unit, kids will engineer “aid drop packages” that can be dropped from an aircraft, protect what’s inside, and are easy to find once they reach the ground.

We will use this kit to infuse excitement and teamwork into the curriculum so that these students love science and the learning that is available through curious exploration.

Ms. Beech
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
To the Rescue: Engineering Aid Drop Packages • AKJ Education $370.60 1 $370.60

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