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Ms. Gundert from El Cajon CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Give Leverage to First-Grade Engineers!

My students need materials to learn about simple machines in order to jumpstart their education of effective engineering.

  • $366 goal

This project expired on September 7, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a middle-class neighborhood where we serve immigrant and refugee families alongside native-speakers. This creates an environment that is rich in parent support and diversity and asks teachers to get creative with an attainable and inspirational curriculum.

Last week a mom told me that her daughter has fallen in love with science in my class!

This is why we do this! To show children what the world has to offer and what talents they have to offer the world!

My Project

My first-graders love to build! We use books, paper, popsicle sticks, and even food to build with, but we need sustainable materials that can support all students at once.

The LEGO Simple Machines Sets will allow my students to investigate levers, pulleys, and axles as they build solutions to proposed problems.

They will work as engineers do: researching, brainstorming, building, and evaluating their designs. These sets will provide enough materials for my students to work in teams as they explore the fundamentals of engineering. These lessons will be taught in rotations to four first-grade classes, reaching 100 students each year!

Ms. Gundert
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Simple Machines Set • LEGO Education $79.95 3 $239.85

Materials cost

$239.85

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$21.95

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$310.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.78

Total project goal

$365.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$365.18

2 Donors

-$121.73

Donations toward project cost

-$103.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.26

match offer

-$243.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$206.93

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.52

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$0.00

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