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Ms. Ummel from Oklahoma City OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Machines Make It Work

My students need hands-on experience with safe, washable, and simple machines.

  • $363 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach the Mild/Moderate Intellectually Disabled Self-Contained 7th and 8th-grade students. We are a title 1 school in Oklahoma City. My students do not know how to read, and most of them are functioning on a Pre-K level academically. All of their academics are life-skills based. They want to learn and be like the other students. They love going to other classes and participating in the things that "regular" students get to do during the day. They just need extra supervision and support.

My Project

My students need to understand how even simple objects can be considered as a machine.

My special needs students need the hands-on experience that these simple and safe kits provide while they are learning about simple machines.

Abstract concepts and pictures or videos do not always help the students understand the concepts of simple, compound, or complex tools or machines.

They need to be able to handle simple machines safely, and they need to be able to explore them without constant supervision. These kits will allow them to explore, connect, and use simple machines while they are problem-solving in the classroom.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Early Simple Machines Set • LEGO Education $159.95 1 $159.95
Simple Machines Set • LEGO Education $79.95 1 $79.95

Materials cost

$239.90

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$19.55

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$308.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.36

Total project goal

$362.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$362.41

3 Donors

-$362.41

Donations toward project cost

-$308.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.36

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$0.00

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