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Mrs. Gobel from Fremont CA is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Inquisitive Minds Want to Know How Toys Work!

Help me give my students the tools they need to take-apart objects and find out how they work.

  • $218 goal

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My Students

You've heard the saying..."Everything I needed to know I learned in Kindergarten!" Our inclusion classroom consists of 50 brilliant smiles full of energy and wonder. Our school is located in the suburbs of California. Our kindergartners come from all walks of life. Many of our students are learning to speak English, have special needs and some have never been exposed to a classroom setting prior to entering kindergarten. All of our students have a specific learning style.

Educating the youth of America 50 kindergartners at a time is how we roll!

Kindergarten is not the Kindergarten you may remember as a child. Today, students are expected to know so much more before they even walk through the door. Although my little ones are only five and six years old, they are learning the social/emotional skills and academics needed to build a strong foundation to foster a successful future.

My Project

As part of the California Invention Convention curriculum, each team of kindergarten students will be given a set of screwdrivers and a wind-up toy to take-apart. These young minds will share tools and perform operations that will lead them through the process of design and exploration.

Imagine 50 kindergarten students, working in teams to dissect wind-up toys!

Our classroom will be buzzing with the sound of collaborative conversations. Once the toys have been disassembled, the students must work together to put the toys back together in working condition. Upon completion of the task, students will record, draw and illustrate their findings with the class.

Kindergarten students will gain new knowledge of engineering and develop public speaking skills through this project!

Thank you in advance for your support!

Mrs. Gobel
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mini Precision Screwdriver Set 6 Pcs Philips and Flathead Bits in Different Size Small Glasses Jewelry Electronic Devices Repair Tool Kit with Case • Amazon Business $4.99 14 $69.86
The Extraordinaires Design Studio: Inventions Teach Kids Design • Amazon Business $19.11 2 $38.22
JOYIN 24 Pieces Assorted Wind-up Toys for Kids Party Favors (2 Dozen) • Amazon Business $15.95 2 $31.90

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