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Mrs. King from Columbia MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mad Entomologists Create Frank-Insects

My students need Magformers kits, Squishy Circuits Deluxe Kit, & an Electricity and Magnetism relationship kit, to facilitate learning about forces and interactions in a creative way, by creating our very own insects!

  • $618 goal

This project expired on August 13, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My third-grade students are an amazing group of children. I know that my classroom is their second home, and where they spend the majority of their time, so I want to make sure that they have the best learning environment possible.

My students are caring, compassionate, smart children, who deserve to have all the newest, and research-based, strategies used in their classroom.

My students show up to school every day with a smile on their faces and ready to learn. They deserve the very best, the best that I can provide them. This is my seventh year teaching, and I want to provide my students with resources that will aid in a successful third grade year and an inspiring educational journey.

My Project

After our unit on Insect Life Cycles, our class will start our Forces & Interactions unit. Our focus standard for this unit is: Plan and conduct investigations to determine the cause and effect relationship of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.

What a more engaging hands-on approach to tie together magnetic/electric interactions, insects, and STEM!

Students will be challenged to create their own insect...a "Frank-Insect", as they are now Mad Entomologists following the Engineering Design Process! Students will use the requested lab coats and safety glasses to transform into Mad Entomologists! The Magformers Deluxe Super Brain Set, Magnets in Motion, & Magnets in Motion Accessory Set will be the basic building blocks of life for each Frank-Insect. Students will use the magnetic blocks to explore and research different magnetic interactions and how the orientation of magnets affects the direction of the magnetic force, all while creating a new insect species! The Squishy Circuits Deluxe Kit will give my Mad Entomologists another medium to create interesting insects. Students will explore electrical circuits using play dough, LED lights, and motors. These materials will allow students to create Frank-Insects all while determining the cause and effect relationships of electric interactions.

Exposing children to authentic hands-on experiences that involve the world around them is a once in a lifetime opportunity. STEM immerses students into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications and with your support, Mad Entomologists can make Frank-Insects come to life!

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magformers Deluxe Super Brain Set (220-pieces) • Amazon Business $237.99 1 $237.99
Squishy Circuits Deluxe Kit • Amazon Business $75.00 1 $75.00
Thames & Kosmos Electricity and Magnetism • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
Magformers Magnets in Motion (32-pieces) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
JORESTECH Eyewear Protective Safety Glasses Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $12.00 2 $24.00
Makerspace Lab Disposable Lab Coats, White, Child Small, 10 Pack • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Makerspace Lab Disposable Lab Coats, White, Child Large, 10 Pack • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Makerspace Lab Disposable Lab Coats, White, Child Medium, 10 Pack • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Magformers Magnets in Motion Accessory Set (20-pieces) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$487.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$525.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.69

Total project goal

$617.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$617.94

4 Donors

-$333.96

Donations toward project cost

-$283.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.09

match offer

-$283.98

Match offer toward project cost

-$241.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.60

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$0.00

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