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Mr. Powell from Aldie VA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Fourth Graders Breakout of Traditional Learning!

My students need locks, hasps, and lock boxes to create a wonderful breakout box experience. The added level of flash drives and combination locks will increase their critical thinking and problem-solving skills!

  • $641 goal

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My Students

Our students come from a variety of different economic backgrounds and countries. Our students are the perfect balance of collaborative and kinesthetic, but in our grade we have upwards of 31 students in a classroom. Those numbers can create an imbalance! Combine this with the sheer number of different learning styles, we are starved for STEM materials!

We want to create and support a learning experience that ALL of our students can benefit from!

We hope you can donate to provide needed materials to support collaboration, content, critical thinking, communication and creativity!

My Project

The fourth grade teachers will combine all of these items including hidden keys, secret codes and combinations, and appropriate puzzles or mystery items to help each team unlock their box.

As teams progress through the challenge, they will use the initial challenge clues to lead them through the progression of puzzles to unlock the box.

These activities will create ultra-engaging games for students to teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking and troubleshooting by presenting our students with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem-solve.

Pushing students beyond what they believe their limits to be is the first step in developing a world of creators, collaborators, critical thinkers, communicators...all while keeping the content relevant.

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vaultz Locking Utility Box with Combination Lock, Black on Black (VZ00192) • Amazon Business $12.29 7 $86.03
Stalwart 75-005 Metal Storage Lock Box, 12" • Amazon Business $9.98 7 $69.86
Wordlock PL-004-BK 5-Dial Combination Padlock, Black • Amazon Business $8.19 7 $57.33
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Speed Dial Combination Lock, 2-1/8 in. Wide, Assorted Colors, 1500iD • Amazon Business $7.98 7 $55.86
mosDART 16GB 10pcs USB 2.0 Bulk Flash Drives Swivel Design Memory Stick Storage with Led Indicator,10 Pack Blue • Amazon Business $49.55 1 $49.55
American Lock Lockout Hasp, Vinyl Coated Steel Hasp, 1 in. Jaw Clearance, ALO80 • Amazon Business $5.85 7 $40.95
Puroma 2 Pack Combination Lock 4 Digit Padlock for School Gym Locker,Sports Locker,Fence,Toolbox,Case,Hasp Storage(Black) • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
SEPOX Solid Brass Key Different Padlock with 40mm Wide Body, ¼” Shackle Diameter pack of 3 • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Master Lock Padlock, Set Your Own Combination Lock Luggage Lock, 13/16 in. Wide, 646T (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $8.05 4 $32.20
Findway 5 UV Ultra Violet Blacklight 9 LED Flashlight Torch Light Outdoors • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
ZiYan- 50 Pairs - FLAT- 3D Glasses Red and Cyan WHITE Frame Anaglyph Cardboard • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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