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Ms. Galaviz from Laughlin NV is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Through STEM

Help me give my students STEM projects to help them think like scientists and engineers as they explore the STEM design process and solve problems.

  • $292 goal

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My Students

I am a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school. My students face challenges every day in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, they are so excited about school. School is a safe place for them, a place where no one can hurt them, physically or emotionally. All of my students receive free breakfast and lunch because for many students, school is the only place where they will be able to eat.

Although odds may be against them, they have the perseverance to succeed in school.

They are some of the most resilient students and are ready to learn every day. My focus is to give them a rich learning environment with positive experiences and hope for their future. Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best.

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.

Ms. Galaviz
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP909 - Real-World STEM Challenges Small-Group Kit - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
TT759 - Building Brick STEM Challenge Kit - Gr. 3-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$198.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.62

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$247.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.69

Total project goal

$291.28

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$291.28

2 Donors

-$284.09

Donations toward project cost

-$241.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.61

match offer

-$7.19

Match offer toward project cost

-$6.11

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.08

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$0.00

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