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Ms. Long from East Peoria IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Physics K'NEX!

Help me give my students K’NEX hands on learning experiences with simple machines and forces of motion.

  • $484 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Each year I say I have the best class ever, and this year is no exception! They are funny, inquisitive, and ready to help others. I strive to provide them with hands-on learning opportunities whenever possible and with the tools they need to be thoughtful and productive students.

My students continually blow me away with their perseverance, humor, and thoughtful personalities.

They love learning and helping each other. It's my honor to teach these wonderful group of kiddos and I can't wait to see what the future has in store!

My Project

Every year I try to find hands-on activities for my students to explore simple machines, forces, and motion. This year, I've found the perfect items to get my students involved in building and creating! The K'NEX kits will allow the students to explore simple machines. The simple machine kits instruct the students on how to build the machines. As they build the models, they will learn how the simple machines work and operate.

What better way to learn about physics than to build rollercoasters?!

The students will be using their knowledge of simple machines, forces, and motion to study how they all interact in rollercoasters. The students will work in groups to build their rollercoaster and then study all of the physics concepts that apply to their rollercoaster.

Ms. Long
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
K’NEX Education – Intro to Simple Machines: Wheels, Axles, & Inclined Planes Set – 221 Pieces – Ages 8+ Engineering Educational Toy • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
K'NEX Education - Intro to Simple Machines: Levers and Pulleys Set – 178 Pieces – For Grades 3-5 – Construction Education Toy • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
K’NEX Thrill Rides – Double Doom Roller Coaster Building Set – 891 Pieces – Ages 9+ Engineering Educational Toy • Amazon Business $69.56 1 $69.56
K'NEX Thrill Rides Lunar Launch Roller Coaster Building Set • Amazon Business $58.00 1 $58.00
K’NEX – Looping Light-Up Roller Coaster Building Set – 448 Pieces – Ages 7+ – Construction Educational Toy • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
K’NEX Thrill Rides – Web Weaver Roller Coaster Building Set – 439 Pieces – Ages 9 and Up – Construction Educational Toy • Amazon Business $42.70 1 $42.70

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