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Ms. Kyro from Hickory NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Jim, You Cannot Change the Laws of Physics

Help me give my students a way to express their creativity in STEM!

  • $275 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a self-contained class of sixth through eighth graders at a high poverty public middle school in rural North Carolina. My special needs students are diagnosed with learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and autism. Many of them also have physical, emotional, behavioral, and social issues. We are a high poverty school and are only able to obtain much needed supplies and classroom materials through generous donations.

My students are eager to learn and they don't let their disabilities define who they are or what they are capable of.

Instead, they rise to any challenge they are given.

My Project

I want to get my special needs students away from their screens for a while and let them test out the laws of physics. They need to learn how things work, problem solving skills, and how to work together on group projects.

The requested materials will be perfect for our very curious, beginning engineers who are tactile learners.

My students learn by doing, rather than by lecture. They can learn so many science concepts, but they can also learn valuable social skills by working together with the requested Tinker Toys, marble machines, therapy putty and building sticks. They will even be able to practice more advanced concepts that we study like engineering a pulley system with trial and error.

Ms. Kyro
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TINKERTOY 30 Model Super Building Set – 200 Pieces – For Ages 3+ Preschool Educational Toy (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $40.80 1 $40.80
145 Pieces Magnetic Building Sticks Building Blocks Set, Magnet Educational Toys Magnetic Blocks Sticks Stacking Toys Set For Kids and Adult, Non-Toxic Building Toy 3D Puzzle with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $19.50 2 $39.00
TEMI 108 PCS Marble Run Upgraded Sets for Kids | Marble Race Track for 3+ Year Old Boys and Girls | Marble Roller Coaster Building Block Construction Toys | Puzzle Maze Set with 4 Marbles Balls • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Vive Exercise Putty - Therapeutic, Occupational and Therapy Tool - Thinking and Stress - Finger, Hand Grip Strength Exercises - Extra Soft, Soft, Medium, Firm (6 Pack) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
JVIGUE Sensory Toys Set- 15 Pack Stress Relief Hand Fidget Toys for Kids and Adults, Sensory Therapy Toys for ADHD Autism Stress Anxiety • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls … • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
EMIDO 480 Pcs Building Toy Building Blocks Bars Different Shape Educational Construction Engineering Set 3D Puzzle , Interlocking Creative Connecting Kit, A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

Materials cost

$185.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$233.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.12

Total project goal

$274.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$274.15

1 Donor

-$138.00

Donations toward project cost

-$117.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.70

match offer

-$136.15

Match offer toward project cost

-$115.73

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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