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Mr. Davis from Dumfries VA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engineer It!

Help me give my students ongoing STEM learning that will provide them with hands-on activities that will stimulate their creativity and give them concrete and memorable learning experiences!

  • $597 goal

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My Students

My students are an amazingly diverse group of 24. We are comprised of English Language Learners from Mexico, Central, and South America, Africa, Iran, and Afghanistan. We are located in close proximity to several military installations including Marine Corps Base Quantico and Fort Belvoir, and I have several students who are dependents of active duty military personnel.

Along with cultural and ethnic diversity, we also have a neurodiverse group of kids.

We have some SPED friends who spend time with us during social studies and science. A number of us are ADD or ADHD kids who benefit from engaging ways to learn and from flexible seating options that will help use cope with our high energy level.

Our two greatest academic challenges this year will be increasing our multiplication fact fluency and improving on reading comprehension and stamina. We are part of a STEM focused school and do our best to integrate projects and experiments to make learning come alive!

My Project

We are a STEM focus school, and I want to provide my students with a cross-curricular engineering experience. We will use these materials daily to plan, build, and then reflect on what we have learned through these hands-on activities.

These STEM kits will make learning authentic for my students!

This equipment will provide tangible, real-world science, technology, and engineering experiences that will enhance academic development and cognitive growth. We will tie these experiences to language arts by reflecting on the engineering process and our results in writing.

Specifically, the Magna-TIles will provide opportunities to build 3D solids, which ties directly to our math standards. Create-A-Chain Reaction and the Magnet Activity Lab will provide learning experiences that relate to the force and motion science standards and will help them build background knowledge needed to be successful in the upper grades. As a STEM school, experience with the Hydraulics and Building Bricks STEM kits and Electricity Activity Lab will expand student horizons and provide a foundation for future exploration and academic success.

As legendary educator John Dewey said, "Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.”

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
PP849 - Create-A-Chain Reaction STEM Kit - Gr. 3-5 - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
PP528 - Magnet Activity Lab • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
PP529 - Electricity Activity Lab • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
PP438 - Hydraulics Engineering STEM Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
TT759 - Building Brick STEM Challenge Kit - Gr. 3-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$469.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$506.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.47

Total project goal

$596.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$596.46

6 Donors

-$540.00

Donations toward project cost

-$480.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.00

match offer

-$31.75

Match offer toward project cost

-$26.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.71

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$0.00

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