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  • $618 goal

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Mr. Overway
Grades PreK-2
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Learning with LEGOs: Structures Around the World!

My students need 12 Lego Bricks and More Builders of Tomorrow sets and Building Plates to follow up on their learning of Structures Around the World!

My Students

Are you looking to change the lives of 1st grade engineers? My first grade students are studying "Structures Around the World" and want to put ideas like vertical height, foundation, balance, symmetry and asymmetry, and forces to work. The challenge they face is they have no materials to build with.

My first grade students are eager to use their creativity and imagination to show off their knowledge about engineering through project-based activities.

These wonderful children come to STEM with smiles on their faces and leave with new ideas they've acquired through following the 5 Keys to STEM: Kindness, Imagination, Teamwork, Consideration, and Dedication. They attend a small, public school, located in a caring village along the Grand River.

My Project

The most important aspect of STEM is allowing students time to create, evaluate, and then redesign projects. When it comes to putting their engineering minds to work, it is necessary to provide engaging materials that allows them to build in correlation to our areas of study. What better tool to use when discovery structures around the world than LEGOs! Students will have, with your help, 10" X 10" building plates, boxes of LEGO's "Bricks and More Builders of Tomorrow" sets, fitness ball,and containers to properly store them! These tools will allow students to demonstrate their knowledge in vertical height, symmetry, asymmetry, balance, foundation, bridges, and so much more; as well as, explore measurement!

With the emphasis on expecting our children to excel in math and the sciences, we have to provide them with valuable opportunities to generate critical and imaginative thinking, projects that promote understanding of key concepts across several disciplines, and how to work collaboratively.

These tools will provide these opportunities to our young students! Thank you!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Bricks & More Builders of Tomorrow Set 6177 • Amazon $29.99 12 $359.88
LEGO Bricks & more Blue Building Plate - 32 x 32 Studs (10" x 10") • Amazon $4.99 12 $59.88
Sterilite 16428012 Storage Box, White Lid with See-Through Base, 12-Pack, 6-Quart • Amazon $26.40 2 $52.80
Body Sport Fitness Ball, 45cm, Purple • Amazon $15.00 1 $15.00

Materials cost

$487.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$524.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.62

Total project goal

$617.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$617.49

8 Donors

-$442.49

Donations toward project cost

-$376.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.37

match offer

-$175.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 94 students.

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