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  • $214 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Ryder-Hill
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 31 donors
  • $0 still needed

Engineering Fairy Tale Endings

My students need the Fairy Tales Problem Solving STEM kit to help the Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

My Students

Close your eyes and imagine a classroom full of laughter, excitement, and fun. Now take this same classroom and see 22 eager, confident, and full of life second graders who have a pure joy for school and all it has to offer. Notice their smiling faces and the way their eyes light up during conversations. Notice the teamwork and the high fives that are happening all over the classroom.

They are the heart and soul of my classroom.

They know that they are strong, independent thinkers who can accomplish anything they work for. My students may come from economically disadvantaged households but they come to school everyday giving it all that they have.

My Project

My project is aimed at helping my students, who are aspiring scientists and engineers, to discover the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in their favorite fairy tales. Students will be inspired to use hands-on materials to design, build, then test their one-of-a-kind creations and improve upon them like a real, live engineer would.

Imagine how you would feel if you could help your favorite fairy tale character out of a mess.

Groups of students will help the Three Little Pigs design a house that can't be blown down, build a chair that even Goldilocks can't break, and construct a bridge that keeps 3 goats safe from a troll. As my students use their problem-solving skills to solve design problems, they will also learn about cause/effect, balance, weight, force and gravity.

These STEM activities will allow students to consider the world around them and try to make sense of it the best way they know how: building, creating, dismantling, discovering, and exploring.

Your donation to this project will have a direct impact on their learning for many years to come.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP640X - Fairy Tales Problem Solving STEM Kits - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00

Materials cost

$149.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$181.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$31.98

Total project goal

$213.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$213.22

30 Donors

-$44.00

Donations toward project cost

-$39.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.65

match offer

-$166.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$141.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.04

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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31 donors31 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Lakeshore Learning and 30 other donors.

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