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Mr. Powless from Mauston WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lego Learning: Sci-Fi Style

My students need Science Fiction themed legos for class projects to build on teamwork skills.

  • $733 goal

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My Students

I am a 4th-year teacher at Mauston High School in Mauston Wisconsin. Mauston would be considered an impoverished district.

However, we do not allow that title to hold us back from creating amazing opportunities for our students to engage in their learning and find success in the process.

One way which we do this is through unique course offerings such as my Superheroes and Science Fiction class. Students here are able to engage in literature through one of today's most popular mediums.

My Project

In our Science Fiction and Superheroes Class, we work with students who are predominantly reluctant learners. Many of these students are more "hands-on" learners. However, through the use of these lego projects, I can focus on many facets of learning.

First, after both reading and viewing the science fiction materials, the opportunity to create what they saw or imagined from the content is an exciting opportunity.

Second, the activity requires the students focus on the directions of building their projects. The project introduces them to the concepts of patience and critical reading. For anyone who has ever put together a lego project, without either of these---the end product fails to meet hopes and expectations.

Lastly, this project is fantastic for team building skills. The project requires different students to assume different roles. First, the team writes up a proposal as to how long they need to assemble the project. Students must finish the project within a day before or after proposal date. Upon completion, students write a reflective piece on what was successful, or where things went wrong. In the building phase, students rotate from a manager, worker, quality control. Each day, they must rotate positions so all students occupy all roles.

Ideally, I would like to start with a few of these Lego sets for this year, but expand over the next year or so. I have bought two on my own, but at almost $200 a set, or even trying to find second legos, it has been personally cost prohibitive.

Mr. Powless
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 75105 Star Wars Toy • Amazon Business $274.00 1 $274.00
LEGO Star Wars VIII First Order Star Destroyer 75190 Building Kit (1416 Piece) • Amazon Business $159.95 1 $159.95
LEGO Star Wars Episode VIII First Order Heavy Assault Walker 75189 Building Kit (1376 Piece) • Amazon Business $149.95 1 $149.95

Materials cost

$583.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$622.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$109.88

Total project goal

$732.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$732.54

4 Donors

-$703.66

Donations toward project cost

-$601.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$102.25

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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