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Mrs. Webster from San Ramon CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Innovative Explorations: Hands-On STEM Adventures

Help me give my students hands-on STEM experiences, including LEGO Chain Reactions kits, magnetic marble runs, DIY marble run materials, and building supplies like small wood blocks and cardstock.

  • 2 donors
  • $594 goal

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My Project

My students need opportunities to foster creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through open-ended STEM construction activities.

Through the use of LEGO Chain Reactions kits, magnetic marble runs, and DIY marble run supplies, students are encouraged to explore the principles of engineering and physics while constructing and experimenting with their creations.

By providing a diverse array of hands-on STEM materials, this project aims to transform the learning experience for fifth-grade students by:

* Implementing LEGO Chain Reaction Kits to introduce engineering concepts and encourage experimentation.

* Utilizing magnetic marble runs to demonstrate principles of physics in an interactive and engaging manner.

* Supplying DIY marble run materials to prompt student-led construction and problem-solving.

* Offering small wood blocks and cardstock for open-ended building challenges, fostering spatial reasoning and critical thinking skills in a creative environment.

These hands-on experiences play a crucial role in developing spatial reasoning, fine motor skills, and the ability to think critically and adapt designs based on real-time outcomes. Through these specific tools and activities, this project seeks to not only enhance students' understanding of scientific and engineering principles but also to encourage curiosity, collaboration, and innovation within the realm of STEM education.

Mrs. Webster
Grades 3-5

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lego Chain Reactions: Design and Build Amazing Moving Machines • Amazon Business $16.04 15 $240.60
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Magnetic Marble Run - 150-Piece STEM Building Set for Kids & Adults with Magnetic Track & Trick Pieces & Marbles for Building A Marble Maze, STEM Project (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $64.61 1 $64.61
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Magnetic Marble Run - 75-Piece STEM Building Set for Kids & Adults with Magnetic Track & Trick Pieces & Marbles for Building A Marble Maze, STEM Project (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $38.03 1 $38.03
Supla 120pcs 1 inch Natural Solid Cube Wooden Unfinished Craft Wood Blocks Wood Cubes for DIY Craft Gifts (120pcs) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Marbles Cats Eyes Glass Marble / Sling Shot Ammo 500 pcs. Size is Approximately 5/8.1 inch Green Shooter 10 pcs • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Astrobrights Mega Collection, Colored Cardstock,"Classic" 5-Color Assortment, 320 Sheets, 65 lb/176 gsm, 8.5" x 11" - MORE SHEETS! (91630) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Neenah Premium Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb/176 gsm, Bright White, 250 Sheets (91904) • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29

Materials cost

$428.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$39.21

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$504.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.96

Total project goal

$593.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$593.09

1 Donor

-$395.38

Donations toward project cost

-$336.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.30

match offer

-$197.71

Match offer toward project cost

-$168.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.66

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