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Mrs. Carroll from Williamsburg KS is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On Engineering Challenges Every Friday

Help me give my students KEVA contraptions, structures, and challenges so I can give them different hands-on engineering STEM challenge every Friday!

  • $244 goal

This project expired on April 16, 2020.

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My Students

My school is located in a rural, close-knit community. My students are kind and thoughtful. We are almost like a little family. They look out for each other, and I am proud of the thoughtful things they say and do for each other every day.

My students come to school eager to learn every day.

They come to school very happy and full of energy. I try to give them many opportunities to move around and work together throughout the day. They love to talk and share their ideas. They are eager learners who are very curious about the world.

My students have a wide variety of personalities. Their strengths and weaknesses are also varied. I try to incorporate many different activities to keep them engaged and appeal to their different learning styles.

My Project

With these materials, I will be able start doing STEM Fridays with my students. Students will work in small groups and rotate through different stations. They will have to use their reading, math, and critical thinking skills to work through open-ended, realistic situations and problems.

I would be able to have a hands-on engineering station with a different challenge for my students to solve every week.

In the beginning, students could use the challenge cards to guide their thinking and to have a picture to look at. As they become comfortable using the materials, I will give them less guidance and see what they can come up with on their own. Students could share their ideas, experiment with different possible solutions, and rethink and change their design until they got it right. This type of learning will make them better problem-solvers as they get older and their learning becomes more complex.

Mrs. Carroll
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KEVA Structures: 200 Plank Set • AKJ Education $36.46 1 $36.46
KEVA Contraptions: 200 Plank Set • AKJ Education $36.46 1 $36.46
KEVA Maze Bots • AKJ Education $29.16 1 $29.16
KEVA Catapult • AKJ Education $18.21 1 $18.21
KEVA Contraptions: 50 Piece Set • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
KEVA Brain Builders • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
KEVA Brain Builders Junior • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
KEVA Balls-4 pack • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07

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