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Ms. Castaneda-Hepburn from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

K'NEX and LEGOs To Learn STEM!

My students need K'NEX Building sets to use in their STEM class and plastic storage bins to keep our Kits organized.

  • $380 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a middle school in a large city. We are a Title I school with 100% of our students receiving free breakfast, lunch, and supper. My students are amazing and eager learners, and I want to help them become successful, happy adults.

Most of my students are from the local area.

They have chosen to follow a marine science and environmental studies pathway for their middle school years. English is a second language for many of them. Their parents encourage them to learn as much as they can, while supporting the teachers any way they can.

My Project

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have moved some of the science labs I have relied on for many years to other grade levels while adding some new science concepts to my grade. In addition, all grades are required to include more STEM projects.

My students love hands-on activities.

Participating in hands-on activities helps my students recall and understand concepts more clearly and thoroughly. It also gets them excited to come to class, reducing absences.

The K'NEX Beasts Alive and LEGO Stunt Truck will move my students into the realm of complex machines, forcing them to follow directions carefully and rewarding them with a moving Robo-Beast or a truck that can actually sail up a ramp. Both of these activities will increase their understanding of science concepts that every middle school child should know. The plastic boxes will be used while building to control all the pieces. They will then be used to store the kits for the next class.

Ms. Castaneda-Hepburn
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
K'NEX Beasts Alive - Robo-Sting Building Set • Amazon Business $14.99 14 $209.86
LEGO Technic Stunt Truck 42059 Vehicle Set, Building Toy • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $22.88 1 $22.88

Materials cost

$264.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.22

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$322.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.98

Total project goal

$379.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$379.89

3 Donors

-$323.95

Donations toward project cost

-$322.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.04

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$55.94

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$0.00

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