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Mrs. Leman from Springville UT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Scientists and Engineers at Work!

My students need HEXBUG Nanos, live caterpillars, and other materials such as craft sticks and pipe cleaners for STEM challenges.

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My Students

"Oh! Now I get it!" These are among my favorite words to hear in my classroom. I have a class full of radiant students who are eager to learn and are thrilled when they master a new skill.

Every one of my students is unique.

My students come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. There is a wide range of skill levels in my class. Some of my students have special needs academically. Some have special needs physically. Some are gifted in reading. Some are gifted in art. Some excel with science. Others excel in math, sports, dance, writing, gymnastics....the list of their different strengths and interests goes on and on. Each student has certain areas of struggle and certain areas of strength.

With all these differences, the one thing that they all have in common is a love of learning!

My Project

Hands-on is the way to go! I am looking forward to doing some hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) activities with my students!

The materials I am requesting will enable my students to use critical thinking skills while solving several different STEM challenges.

My class this year LOVES science and I am hoping to continue to feed their thirst for knowledge in this area. My students will use the materials provided to solve such challenges as follow:

-How strong of a structure can you build using spaghetti noodles and styrofoam?

-Using binder clips, popsicle sticks, and clothespins, what is the tallest structure you can build?

-Using cups, popsicle sticks, and blocks, what is the tallest structure you can make with just one block as a base? Can you build a chain reaction?

-How can you build a maze for a HEXBUG using straws and wiki sticks?

These are just a few examples of the engineering challenges my students will participate in. Participating in these types of challenges allow students to engage in creative and critical thinking as well as build confidence as they solve problems.

The requested materials will also allow my students to further their knowledge in the area of life science as they observe caterpillars changing into butterflies. They will be able to make predictions, observations, and record data throughout the experience, all while learning about life cycles.

My students are always excited when they find out we are doing a science lesson of any type. These materials and experiences will help foster that love of science and love of learning!

Mrs. Leman
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 17 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ziploc WeatherShield 16 Quart Storage Box, 6 Pack, Clear • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
HEXBUG Nano, 5-Pack colors may vary • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
5 LIVE Caterpillars - Cup of Caterpillars - Butterfly Kit Refill - Shipped Now • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Supla 120pcs 1 inch Natural Solid Cube Wooden Unfinished Craft Wood Blocks Wood Cubes for DIY Craft Gifts (120pcs) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Peachy Keen Crafts -500 Pack - Jumbo 6" Wooden Craft Sticks - Bright Assorted Colored - Children’s Multi-Purpose Popsicle Sticks • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Clipco Binder Clips Medium 1.25-Inch Black 96-Pack • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Acerich 300 Pcs Assorted Colors Pipe Cleaners DIY Art Craft Decorations Chenille Stems (6 mm x 12 Inch) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Standard Wooden Clothespins - 100-count • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30
General Breakroom 2000-count, 5 1/2" Coffee and Cocktail Drink Stirrer Straws, Assorted Neon, Pink, Yellow, Green, Orange • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
LiCB 20 Pack LR44 AG13 357 303 SR44 Battery 1.5V Button Coin Cell Batteries • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Settings 3 oz. Disposable Plastic Cups 100 count • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
AmazonBasics Ruled Index Cards, Assorted Neon, 3x5-Inch, 300-Count • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Wilton 415-5172 72 Count Rainbow Cupcake Liners • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pom Poms 2" 8/Pkg-Multi • Amazon Business $1.24 3 $3.72

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