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

Making a Makerspace for the Library

My students need STEM (Science Technololgy Engineering and Mathematics) items so our Makerspace can become a reality. Things like Legos, Cubelet Robot Blocks, and circuitry and electrical items will help them to be successful.

  • $878 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hands-on learning is vital for students of today. Children are learning in a very fast-paced world with technology, and we must make their education interesting for them, more than just books and pencils and paper. Students at my school love to "get their hands dirty" by being involved in their learning. This project is a way for them to do just that!

My students come from low-income homes and need the chance for hands-on-learning.

A Makerspace is a place for these students to become the engineers of the future by using materials to build and design. They also learn to follow directions in order to create a final product.

My Project

We already have a place to store our Makerspace, we just need you to fulfill our wish! Our Makerspace will be available for all students from pre-k to fifth grade. It will help them with their logical thinking skills, planning, and team building. Working in a Makerspace with items like Legos, circuits, Makey Makey kits, and robots also teaches students independence for their learning and instills a desire to go further than what is expected of them.

Hands-on learning helps to embed the knowledge in our students' minds so that it carries over each year.

I know my students will be excited to build not only their knowledge, but build their hands-on projects to share with classmates.

Mrs. Klusener
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 800 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cubelets SIX robot blocks • Amazon Business $150.75 1 $150.75
Makey Makey An Invention Kit for Everyone • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
GoldieBlox Craft-Struction Box • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
CTK Engineer Building Set – Fun STEM Toys for 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9+ year old Boys & Girls - Best Birthday Gift Ages 3-9 – Creative & Learning kit for three four five six seven eight nine year olds kids • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Squishy Circuits Standard Kit • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
LEGO Classic Creative Builder Box 10703 (Exclusive) • Amazon Business $29.98 1 $29.98
Think Fun Roller Coaster Challenge STEM Toy and Building Game for Boys and Girls Age 6 and Up – TOTY Game of the Year Finalist • Amazon Business $29.79 1 $29.79
Grip 9 pc Children's Tool Kit • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Grip 9 pc Children's Tool Kit • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Think Fun Circuit Maze Electric Current Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up - Toy of the Year Finalist, Teaches Players about Circuitry through Fun Gameplay • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
Think Fun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Toy of the Year Award Winner • Amazon Business $26.49 1 $26.49
Klutz Lego Gadgets Activity Kit • Amazon Business $24.80 1 $24.80
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
Klutz Lego Make Your Own Movie • Amazon Business $20.41 1 $20.41
Think Fun Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Tons of Fun With Over 20 Awards Won, International for Over 20 Years • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
10 Inch x 10 Inch Baseplate for Building Bricks - 6 Pack (2 Blue, 2 Green, 2 Gray) Compatible with All Major Brands • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Think Fun Balance Beans Math Game For Boys and Girls Age 5 and Up - A Fun, Award Winning Pre-Algebra Game for Young Learners • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up, (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
LEGO Classic Green Baseplate Supplement • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97

Materials cost

$705.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$746.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$131.68

Total project goal

$877.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$877.88

5 Donors

-$488.43

Donations toward project cost

-$415.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.26

match offer

-$389.45

Match offer toward project cost

-$331.03

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.42

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$0.00

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