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Mr. Evans from Greenwood IN is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engineering During Team Time!

Help me give my students the chance to explore STEM skills by engineering downhill race courses!

  • $541 goal

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My Students

This is my 32nd year of teaching social studies to middle school students, and I have no plans to retire as I genuinely enjoy my job in every way.

I get to teach social studies every day to a wonderful and diverse group of kiddos.

My students genuinely enjoy the history aspect of social studies especially. We are located about 20 minutes south of Indianapolis and draw from a generally lower socio-economic population. It is a wonderful place to teach and live!

My Project

Our middle school is fortunate to set aside time for indoor team time during our daily schedule, and this is a fantastic opportunity for enrichment activities. STEM is an easy fit for this slot of time as students naturally approach these types of activities with great interest.

The materials in this project with allow students to engineer, measure, and build tracks & roller coasters as well as tabulate, compare, and record results.

Utilizing basic diecast cars (Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars) that nearly all students are familiar with, this project allows students to take track and roller coaster building to the next level. Students will combine mixed components (from Short Track Speedway Set, Road Course Bundle, and traditional orange track expansion sets) that they don't normally have access to (and in a large indoor area,) the sky is the limit for this engineering activity. The digital scale will allow for students to measure the weight of vehicles before and after variables are added.

Mr. Evans
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hot Wheels Car & Mega Track Pack [Amazon Exclusive] 40 Feet • Amazon Business $21.99 6 $131.94
Hot Wheels Basic Car 50-Pack [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $88.50 1 $88.50
Matchbox 50 Car Pack Variety of Realistic Working Vehicles Instant Collection for Ages 3 and older, Multicolor • Amazon Business $54.49 1 $54.49
Far Out Toys NASCAR Crash Circuit Ultimate Road Course Bundle with Huge Race Track, Winner’s Circle, 4 Cars Total | Electric Powered, Over 6 Ft Assembled | Capture The Momentum and Thrill of Nascar • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Team Nascar 930145 Race Track, Multicolour • Amazon Business $49.96 1 $49.96
Far Out Toys NASCAR Crash Circuit Short Track Speedway | 2 Electric Powered Cars, 2 Flash Chargers, 6 Driver and Pit Crew Figurines, 3.7 Ft Assembled | Capture The Momentum and Thrill of Nascar • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Hot Wheels Track Builder Straight Track with Car 15 Feet [Styles May Vary] • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Amazon Basics Stainless Steel Digital Kitchen Scale with LCD Display, Batteries Included • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84

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