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Mrs. Smith from Mobile AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Full STEAM Ahead! Fueling Careers in the Classroom.

My students need Makerspace supplies to fuel STEAM education in our classroom. They need inspiring books and how-to guides, Snap Circuits, and K-nex blocks.

  • $469 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Established in 1903, my students attend the oldest, continually operating elementary school in the state. Currently, a predominately African-American school, with students predominately from low socio-economic status; our school ranks among the lowest in the state for academic achievement levels.

The needs are great and the academic achievements needed are greater.

My students are in need of a cultural shift to academic excellence and a learner-centered environment that is suited to their individual needs.

Our school's motto is "Excellence in the Making". I plan to foster a community of learners in my classroom that are academically ready to meet the global challenges of our world.

My Project

Sparking a child's interest does not always happen inside of a book. Students need hands-on activities and learning experiences in the classroom. Building a cool, looping roller coaster from K-nex blocks, learning to power bots with snap circuits, and designing lever and pulley systems is just the beginning of the fun, engaging activities that I have planned for my classroom.

I am asking for the beginning works and tools of a Makerspace.

A place in the classroom where students are free to build, experiment, draw, and design projects. The STEAM classroom fuels careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths. Introducing students to the possibility of such careers at the elementary level is monumental to their later school decisions.

These materials will change the climate of my classroom and improve their learning by helping them to see the benefits of an education.

Mrs. Smith
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 16 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
K'Nex Forces, Energy & Motion • AKJ Education $123.75 1 $123.75
Maker Kit Large • AKJ Education $71.99 1 $71.99
Snap Circuits® 300-in-1 • AKJ Education $51.06 1 $51.06
Intro To Structures: Bridges • AKJ Education $35.99 1 $35.99
Make It Yourself! Bots & Circuits • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
Stem Explorations: Levers & Pulleys Building Set • AKJ Education $13.49 1 $13.49
Amazing MakerSpace DIY Basic Machines • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Amazing MakerSpace DIY Movers • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
I Can Make Fantastic Fliers • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
I Can Make Exciting Electronics • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
I Can Make Marvelous Movers • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34

Materials cost

$335.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$397.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.21

Total project goal

$468.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$468.04

1 Donor

-$234.02

Donations toward project cost

-$198.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.10

match offer

-$234.01

Match offer toward project cost

-$198.91

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.10

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$0.00

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