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Ms. Castaneda-Hepburn from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

LEGOs for STEM Activities

My students need LEGO Building Sets to increase their STEM activities.

  • $207 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a middle school in a large city. We are a Title I school with 100% of our students receiving free breakfast, lunch, and supper. My students are amazing and eager learners, and I want to help them become successful, happy adults.

Most of my students are from the local area.

They have chosen to follow a marine science and environmental studies pathway for their middle school years. English is a second language for many of them. Their parents encourage them to learn as much as they can while supporting the teachers any way they can.

My Project

Engineering is a component of the "Next Generation" science standards. Basic physics such as motion and force are also standards that my students need to master. Starting with the LEGO classic bricks, my students will learn to build basic structures and shapes. For instance, they will build a square box, then an oval or sphere. They will then move on to the Building kits and work at modifying them. I have included LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Friends Building Kits to engage both the male and female students. To preserve the kits, prevent loss of pieces, and make them easier to store, they will be stored in the Stack & Pull clear plastic boxes.

To try to make what we do resemble real-world situations, I want their projects to be something they are familiar with and see frequently.

All my students have used LEGOs. Asking them to build a Speeder or Mission Vehicle out of these kits increases their interest, their understanding, and their retention.

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Ms. Castaneda-Hepburn
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 180 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Creative Bricks 10692 Building Blocks, Learning Toy • Amazon Business $13.59 3 $40.77
IRIS 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $26.69 1 $26.69
LEGO Friends Olivia's Mission Vehicle 41333 Building Set (223 Piece) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
LEGO Friends Stephanie's Soccer Practice 41330 Building Set (119 Piece) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
LEGO Star Wars First Order Specialists Battle Pack 75197 • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
LEGO Star Wars Tatooine Battle Pack 75198 Building Kit (97 Piece) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
LEGO Star Wars First Order Transport Speeder Battle Pack 75166 Building Kit • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$131.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.02

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$175.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$30.95

Total project goal

$206.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$206.35

1 Donor

-$175.00

Donations toward project cost

-$175.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.88

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$0.00

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