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Mrs. Thornton from Grand Prairie TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Machines in the Classroom

Help me give my students K'NEX interactive building sets to understand simple machines and types of energy.

  • $406 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an energetic bunch of third graders. I teach 41 sweet kiddos math and science. They absolutely love getting their hands dirty and solving real world problems. They are all still so excited about math and science and my goal is to keep them engaged in that at this age, so they continue that love the rest of their lives.

We have a diverse group of students coming from all walks of life, but the one thing they have in common is a love of learning.

My Project

The K'NEX building sets in this project will help students make real world connections to their learning. Instead of watching a video or completing a worksheet about simple machines and energy, students will be able to build these items themselves. This gives them something to connect to remember their learning and hopefully enjoy it, as well.

In third grade, students start to decide whether they like reading or math more.

My goal as a teacher is to keep them loving all subjects, even my girls. Math and science careers are options for all of my students, so to keep them loving these subjects can affect their lives in the future.

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This project will reach 41 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
K'NEX Education - Intro to Simple Machines: Levers and Pulleys Set – 178 Pieces – For Grades 3-5 – Construction Education Toy • Amazon Business $39.99 3 $119.97
K'NEX Education - Intro to Simple Machines: Gears Set – 198 Pieces – Grades 3-5 – Engineering Education Toy • Amazon Business $39.55 3 $118.65
K’NEX Education ‒ STEM Explorations: Swing Ride Building Set ‒ 486 Pieces ‒ Ages 8+ Engineering Education Toy • Amazon Business $23.71 3 $71.13

Materials cost

$309.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$344.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.78

Total project goal

$405.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$405.18

1 Donor

-$405.18

Donations toward project cost

-$344.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$60.78

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$0.00

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