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Mrs. VanDePutte from Culver IN is requesting technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through STEM

My students need STEM projects to help them think like scientists and engineers as they explore the STEM design process and solve problems.

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My Students

I teach Second Grade at a wonderful school that is full of great students! We are a Title I school and have a high percentage of students who are receiving free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch daily. Our wonderful, small school service four different counties and has about 500 students.

Inquisitive, creative, eager, and ready to learn describes my student population!

We are working daily to try and close the learning gaps and further their education in a fun and hands-on manner. By using a hands-on learning approach, our students are excited to learn. As an educator, I am always looking for a fun and hands-on approach to learning. I think the STEM station kits would do just that! The students will love trying to solve the real world situations. Students will learn to think like scientists and engineers as they explore the STEM design process and solve problems

My Project

These activities that are project-based, encourages collaborative problem solving and introduces STEM projects at a level that will be just right for my students! The activities come with a complete set of books and posters that will provide helpful background knowledge about the many different STEM projects. These are just the type of activities that will support college and career readiness within my students. The children will have to save a town from a flash flood, rescue a toy bear from a well and also guide a family across a bridge safely. The STEM kit was developed in order to help children think like scientists and engineers as they explore the STEM design process and solve problems. The students will have a hands on approach to plan, build and test their designs. If the designs are unsuccessful the first time, they will have the opportunity to improve their designs until they reach success. The STEM kit comes ready to use and the students will immediately be working through three exciting challenges. The STEM activities also come with detailed lesson plans that will make it easy to focus the students’ learning and to explain the STEM concepts behind each challenge. Along with the activities, the STEM kit also comes with career cards that will let the students apply what they are learning to the real world. I am excited to give my students the chance to explore and solve real world problems through hands-on learning. They will be actively engaged while learning valuable skills all with the help of these STEM project kits.

Mrs. VanDePutte
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP908 - Real-World STEM Challenge Kit - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
TT155X - STEM Science Stations - K-Gr. 1 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $116.00 1 $116.00
LL570 - Engineer-A-Coaster Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP777 - Create-A-Path Magnetic Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99

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