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Mrs. Boscarino from New Britain CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

K'Nex the Dots

Help me give my students learn about gear configurations, gear ratios, rotational speed, mechanical advantage and more!

  • $289 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year I will be introducing a STEAM program for​ our school. As a teacher in a low-income, high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. All of our students receive free breakfast and 90% receive free or reduced-price lunch. Most of my students come from low-income homes and the reading gap starts early because of health problems at birth that slow cognitive, social, and emotional development.

More explorations materials are needed for our STEAM Maker space.

My Project

My students are in grades K - 5, I see close to 150 students a week in my STEAM classes. We are a high priority district, so many of our students have little to no experience with problem-solving toys or activities. K'NEX Education® sets are designed to maximize student engagement in today's busy classroom. Sets feature hands-on, inquiry-based lesson plans that help teach STEM topics and are aligned to national education standards.

Help my students experience the thrill of building their own toy roller coaster and create the ultimate amusement park with Thrill Rides from K’NEX.

Build massive, moving, and motorized roller coaster toys, Ferris wheels and more for hours of heart-pounding fun! Each kit will offer a different experience in building and creating a motorized toy. These are materials most of my students have never utilized and will help to open up their minds to engineering.

Mrs. Boscarino
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 650 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
K’NEX 100 Model Building Set – 863 Pieces – Ages 7+ Engineering Educational Toy (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $41.22 1 $41.22
K'NEX Education ‒ STEM Explorations: Roller Coaster Building Set – 546 Pieces – Ages 8+ Construction Education Toy • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
K’NEX Revolution Ferris Wheel Building Set – 344 Pieces with Battery Powered Motor – Ages 7+ Engineering Education Toy • Amazon Business $34.87 1 $34.87
K'NEX 70 Model Building Set - 705 Pieces - Ages 7+ Engineering Education Toy • Amazon Business $33.31 1 $33.31
K'NEX Education - Intro to Simple Machines: Gears Set – 198 Pieces – Grades 3-5 – Engineering Education Toy • Amazon Business $32.19 1 $32.19
K'NEX Education - STEM Explorations: Swing Ride Building Set • Amazon Business $30.49 1 $30.49

Materials cost

$212.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$245.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.27

Total project goal

$288.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$288.48

4 Donors

-$288.48

Donations toward project cost

-$245.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.27

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$0.00

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