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Mrs. Stachelski from Tustin CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Force and Motion Marble Run!

Help me give my students GraviTrax Pro and accessories so that they can create a giant marble run to demonstrate their knowledge of force and motion in science.

  • $457 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Project

I learn so much from my students when they are allowed to be creative with project-based learning. I learn how they think by watching them build. My students LOVE using the Gravitrax marble run to come up with challenging methods of getting the marbles to go faster based on gravity, force, and motion. This is the best method of teaching force and motion that I have ever used. My students have special needs and get easily bored with direct instruction. They never show mastery of concepts when I rely on only worksheets and pen and pencil assessments. This is a really fun activity and I love having my students end the year with this fun method of learning so that they remember it over the long summer and are excited to return to school in the fall.

Mrs. Stachelski
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 25 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ravensburger GraviTrax PRO Giant Set - Marble Run and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up - Amazon Exclusive • Amazon Business $249.99 1 $249.99
Ravensburger GraviTrax Transfer Accessory - Marble Run and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up - Expansion for 2019 Toy of The Year Finalist GraviTrax • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Ravensburger GraviTrax Jumper Accessory - Marble Run and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up - Expansion for 2019 Toy of The Year Finalist GraviTrax • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Ravensburger GraviTrax Zipline Accessory - Marble Run and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up - Expansion for 2019 Toy of The Year Finalist GraviTrax (4005556261581) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98

Materials cost

$323.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$29.64

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$388.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.54

Total project goal

$456.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$456.96

3 Donors

-$303.48

Donations toward project cost

-$257.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.52

Matching donations from our partners

-$153.48

Match offers toward project cost

-$130.46

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.02

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$0.00

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