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Ms. Branch from Santa Maria CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engineering to Help Humpty Dumpty When He Falls

Help me give my students materials from EiE so they can engineer the Egg Drop Lab in my science class!

  • $518 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a highly agricultural area of Central California. Some are high level advanced placement students while others are lower level 9th graders. The majority of my students qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program. Some of them are classified as special needs and/or language learners, which is fine since I love teaching all sorts of students!

My students are the reason I go to work each morning!

They are smart, inquisitive, energetic and have a great sense of humor. They are willing to try any sort of laboratory experience, project or activity I throw at them. Inquiry based and hands-on learning are the norm for my students!

My Project

STEM and hands-on learning engage students of all ages and all levels. When students do science they ask questions, find answers and learn scientific concepts that are retained in their long-term memory. Plus, doing science is fun and students will want to come to class each day to learn more.

Just like when cats were dropped in Borneo to help keep rats at bay, I want my students to design an air drop system to keep Humpty Dumpty safe from his fall off the wall.

Students will use NGSS standards along with engineering design concepts and these EiE materials to help them with this challenge. I know my students will get a lot out of experiencing this type of project and possibly spark an interest in a career in the STEM world.

Ms. Branch
Grades 9-12
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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