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Mrs. Vollmer from Weedville PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-on STEM with Keva Planks

Help me give my students Keva planks for hands-on STEM fun and learning!

  • $991 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As the Chinese proverb says, "I see, I forget. I hear, I forget. I do, I remember." I want my students to be engaged in hands-on activities that correlate to what they have been taught across the curriculum.

My students are a great group of kids from a rural town in Pennsylvania.

Their backgrounds are diverse and students come from a broad range of social, economic, and academic backgrounds. Many of them are used to going to a classroom where the desks are in rows and drill and practice is the standard, and also now view school as a boring place and as something they "have to do."

This year, I want students to have a chance to experience creativity and inquiry in the classroom. I want them to see that what they are learning extends beyond the classroom walls and I want them to apply their learning to real life situations. I want them to wake up in the morning and say, "I can't wait to go to school today!" Incorporating Keva Planks is one way I hope to reach those goals!

My Project

Keva Planks are such a versatile way to incorporate STEM into the classroom and in addition to STEM concepts, the planks can be used in conjunction with other subjects like reading, social studies, and art too! For example, Keva Planks can be used as math manipulatives to model geometric concepts, during science to model concepts like force and motion, or as building blocks to create 3-D models of the Pyramids of Egypt or DNA. Students can create anything from works of art to crazy contraptions.

Keva Planks are the perfect resource to help promote critical thinking, problem solving skills, team work, focused engagement and creativity for my students who are 21st Century Learners.

Students are natural born explorers and the physical handling of the Keva Planks will appeal directly to those kinesthetic learners. Additionally, these planks may help inspire our next generation of architects and engineers and offer an opportunity to introduce these careers to students.

Mrs. Vollmer
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KEVA Maple 1,000-Plank Set With Wooden Bin • Office Max $399.95 2 $799.90

Materials cost

$799.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$841.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.57

Total project goal

$990.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$990.47

1 Donor

-$420.95

Donations toward project cost

-$420.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$495.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$420.95

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$74.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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