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Ms. Oates from Las Vegas NV is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making a Maker Space

My students need engineering books and materials that will allow them to explore bridges, levers, and pulleys in our Maker Space.

  • $173 goal

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My Students

My students come from a variety of backgrounds and are from households where many different languages are spoken. The students in my classes are in the Gifted and Talented Program and are in third, fourth, or fifth grade. My school is a Title I school in which 100% of the students receive free lunch. My students are very curious and love any project that is hands-on.

They have many questions about the world and have been working hard to find those answers through research and experimentation.

My Project

My students are going to be exploring the world of engineering and design. We are beginning a maker space in the classroom so that students will have a space in which to creatively explore.

These tools will help them learn the basics of engineering.

They will be doing hands-on exploring of simple machines such as pulleys and levers using the STEM explorations kit. They will also be able to read about the basics of bridge design. The Keva Brain Builder kits will allow them to challenge themselves to build simple structures. They will also be able to read about the basics of bridge design. The Amazing Maker Space books will give students to opportunity to boost their reading skills by reading about the creative process of engineering. Through reading and exploration, my students will get a chance to learn more about engineering and design.

Ms. Oates
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Stem Explorations: Levers & Pulleys Building Set • AKJ Education $13.49 3 $40.47
KEVA Brain Builders • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
KEVA Brain Builders Junior • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Design Thinking • AKJ Education $10.37 1 $10.37
Bridges Amazing Structures to Design, Build & Test • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Amazing MakerSpace DIY Fliers • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Amazing MakerSpace DIYwith Electricity • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Amazing MakerSpace DIY Movers • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Amazing MakerSpace DIY Basic Machines • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80

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