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Ms. Zaharis from Chelsea MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-on STEM Activities for Little Hands

Help me give my students STEM activity sets for a maker space for my youngest learners.

  • $472 goal

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My Students

The majority of my students speak a language other than English at home. The greatest part of our students' day is spent learning language skills so the bulk of their STEM learning involves reading and writing about science. They don't always have the same enrichment opportunities outside of school that other students might have.

My students love the opportunity to explore STEM learning especially when they can build things with their hands.

I want to build on my youngest learners' excitement about STEM by offering them enriching hands-on activities.

My Project

My older students have materials and opportunities for hands-on STEM learning--I need some activity kits so my first and second graders can share in the learning. I've carved out time in their schedule--now I just need materials.

I want to use an enrichment block to give my first and second graders who are already excited about STEM learning a chance to build and experiment.

I want to purchase a robotics kit for early learners, and some building kits to explore simple machines and electronics so my students will be able to learn science concepts through building and experimenting.

So many of my students are struggling with reading and writing--I want to give them more opportunities for hands-on math and science learning. It's the part of their day that makes them feel successful and starts them off as life long learners.

Ms. Zaharis
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Botley The Coding Robot & Action Challenge Accessory Pack • Kaplan Early Learning Company $101.96 1 $101.96
Snap Circuits(r) Jr. Select • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.71 2 $59.42
GraviTrax Starter Set (100 Pieces) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $50.99 1 $50.99
Laser Maze Jr. Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 2 $50.92
MakerStudio: Gears Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 2 $33.92
MakerStudio: Winches Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 2 $33.92
MakerStudio: Propellers Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 2 $33.92

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