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Ms. Dykstra from New Berlin IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Take Things Apart and Build!

My students need a variety of tools to interact with and explore how things work. They need materials to help them create.

  • $380 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come from a blend of rural and suburban communities. They are inquisitive and love new challenges. We love to give them new opportunities and they have enjoyed doing such activities as Hour of Code.

The world is rapidly changing, and students will need new skills to succeed in the workplace.

We want to update our library to give students an opportunity to interact with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) equipment. Our goal is to build our Makerspace for kids to explore these skills in a fun way.

My Project

We are working on building a makerspace to gave our students a variety of experiences.

The main goal of this particular project is for students to see how things work.

Students use a variety of items on any given day, but very rarely do they consider how those things work. This experience will foster enthusiasm in the STEM field. They will use the tools listed to take things apart and discover the inner workings of common household materials. Also, they will take the items that they deconstruct to upcycle and make something new.

We also recently built a Lego wall and our students LOVE it, but we do not have nearly enough Legos. We would love to have more Legos to make this a much richer experience.

Ms. Dykstra
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 204 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $48.00 4 $192.00
H. Bukke Screwdriver Set Magnetic with 4 Straight (Flathead) and 4 Phillips Screwdrivers (Destornilladores) Cushion Grip • Amazon Business $16.97 2 $33.94
Stalwart 75-HT3000 16 oz Natural Hardwood Claw Hammer • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
WORKPRO 7-piece Pliers Set (8" Groove Joint Pliers, 6" Long Nose, 6" Slip Joint, 7" Linesman, 8" Slip Joint) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
A Kid's Guide to Awesome Duct Tape Projects: How to Make Your Own Wallets, Bags, Flowers, Hats, and Much, Much More! • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Whizzotech Wire Cutter Diagonal Cutting Pliers Micro Flush cut Side cutters, 4.5 Inch • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
AMSTON Safety Glasses (3-pack), ANSI Z87+ Standards, Eyewear Personal Protective Equipment / PPE for Construction, DIY, Home Projects & Lab Work • Amazon Business $10.05 1 $10.05

Materials cost

$288.13

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$322.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.90

Total project goal

$379.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$379.35

4 Donors

-$379.35

Donations toward project cost

-$322.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.90

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$0.00

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