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  • $637 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Carr
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

Kids Kicking with Computer Controled K'Nex

My students need higher order thinking with K'nex to help them to continue understanding of the scientific processes.

My Students

Do you remember that sense of wonderment that you had as a kid? How does this work, how does that work. My students are ever so curious about how things work and those processes that happen. Help me help them!

This is a class of high performing fifth graders that are full of curiosities.

They have not had a high level of science taught to them in the past, but want to take it all in. I have never seen a class so full of life and wondering. This set would help them with the processes and application of science along with learning about simple machines and robotics. This would be a remarkable addition to this year's learning for them!

My Project

Students will have to draw plans, make predictions, hypotheses, material lists, and step-by-step directions. Then, they will have to build what they have planned to test their hypothesis. Finally, a conclusion will be drawn upon their experiment. What a fantastic way for students to get a broad understanding of the application of the scientific process (an area we have always been weak in) along with gaining a beginning knowledge of robotics.

I see so many students leave our school for middle school with no ambition to be a scientist, engineer or even astronaut that I would love to light those passions within these students' minds on fire with science!

Wouldn't it be great if just one third of these students were inspired by this project to continue studying the sciences and become a great engineer? I love the life I seen in their eyes and this would brighten that life even more. Thank you for any help you can provide!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KNEX COMPUTER CONTROL • Frey Scientific $449.96 1 $449.96

Materials cost

$449.96

Vendor shipping charges

$54.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.75

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$540.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.42

Total project goal

$636.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$636.13

5 Donors

-$188.07

Donations toward project cost

-$159.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.21

Matching donations from our partners

-$448.06

Match offers toward project cost

-$380.85

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.21

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 19 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 6 other donors.

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