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Mrs. Haynes from N Tonawanda NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engineering With STEM Bins

Help me give my students dominoes, LEGO bricks, Plus Plus building blocks, and a Roller Coaster Marble Run for our STEM boxes.

  • $213 goal

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My Students

My fourth grade students are curious, energetic, out of the box thinkers, who find solutions to problems most would not. They absolutely love hands-on, active, engaging projects and challenges that allow them to think outside the box to find solutions! They come to school each day ready to try new things and take brave chances in order to grow both personally and academically. Truly, they are my inspiration!

My inquisitive students thrive on hands-on learning experiences and academic challenges that truly encourage growth!

My Project

Often times during our teaching day we hear the words, "I'm done. Now what should I do?" Sometimes students are instructed to read, write in a journal, play an educational game on an iPad, or complete a worksheet. Although there is value in these activities, I'd like to provide my students with hands-on, engaging, and open-ended work. My fourth graders have a natural curiosity to explore and engineer whenever possible. STEM bins fit this need perfectly!

STEM bins are small plastic boxes filled with engineering manipulatives, such as dominoes, LEGO bricks, Plus Plus building blocks, and a Roller Coaster marble run.

The boxes also contain photo task cards of real world structures and challenge students to use the items in the bins to create and invent as many structures as possible. When students' regular classwork is complete, they can take a STEM bin to get a quiet moment to engineer. Students will be involved in creative, complex tasks while being encouraged to think like inventors.

Mrs. Haynes
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 71 students.

68 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Lewo 1000 Pcs Wooden Dominoes Set for Kids Building Blocks Racing Tile Games with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
PLUS PLUS 600-Piece Neon Assortment • Amazon Business $31.47 1 $31.47
Think Fun Roller Coaster Challenge STEM Toy and Building Game for Boys and Girls Age 6 and Up – Toty Game of The Year Finalist • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99

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