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

Hands-on Learning for Future STEMgineers

Help me give my students the opportunity to explore and learn with STEM items that will encourage problem-solving and teamwork.

  • $439 goal

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My Students

My students attend school in a high poverty district in Binghamton, NY. All of my students are diagnosed with autism, and as a result, require a classroom designed to meet their individual needs. We strive to ensure that school is consistent, welcoming, and a happy, fun place to learn.

The students in my classroom are creative, active, and excited to learn.

They love to dance, read, and play together. Because of their diagnosis, they sometimes have to work a little harder than their typical peers to meet their goals. As their teacher, it's my job to help them not only become successful students, but to foster a lifelong love of learning, both inside and outside of the classroom.

My Project

In our fast-paced and ever-changing technological world, we need to encourage the students of today to become the scientists and engineers of tomorrow. Though my students all love technology and the excitement and convenience it brings, they are getting fewer and fewer opportunities to work and learn with their hands. I am hoping to give my students the chance to create and build with STEM-centered activities and toys.

Not only does STEM foster problem-solving, resilience, and creativity, but it also encourages teamwork and communication - an especially important part of teaching students with autism.

In addition to these skills, the STEM materials I have requested will also build fine motor skills and facilitate hands-on learning in a way that is engaging and exciting for my students.

I have already seen the pride and excitement STEM activities have brought to my students when they are able to bring their ideas to life. I would love to be able to incorporate more of these activities into our day to help students become the makers and creators of tomorrow.

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

This project will reach 7 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magformers Magnets in Motion 83 Piece Power Set • Amazon Business $97.83 1 $97.83
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 32-pc Set • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
LARGE 800 Piece Straws Builders Construction Building Toy - Giant Pack with Special Connectors by Playlearn • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
PLUS PLUS - Construction Building Toy, Open Play Set - 600 Piece - Basic Color Mix • Amazon Business $31.08 1 $31.08
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
Classic Baseplates | 100% Compatible with All Major Building Brick Brands | Stackable Bases | 12 Tight Fit Base Plates in Rainbow Colors 6" x 6" • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
EMIDO 480 Pcs Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle , Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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