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Ms. S. from Fairview Park OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Manufacturing Your Future

Help me give my students a MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set, Global Challenges Project-Based STEM Kits, books, a D pen bundle and other creative materials.

  • $998 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are learners, thinkers, engineers, and explorers. They enjoy STEM projects, and project based learning. They are always ready for a challenge and continue to learn along the way.

They make me so happy to go to work each day!

Seeing their eager faces and desire to extend their knowledge make my job the best in the world! I feel privileged to be able work with such motivated students who truly enjoy school. I am excited to see what the future holds for them!

My Project

Students will seek out manufacturing areas and career opportunities (i.e. metal, transportation, electronics/computers, petroleum, etc.). After reviewing the areas, students will work collaboratively in teams to research one of the areas of interest to them. Students will research items included, but not limited to: career readiness for a future in the profession, trade schools that provide options, what does a job in the field entail, ideas of what can help prepare now for the future, why is this a good career choice, and companies that offer opportunities.

In developing and engineering a module or lesson plan, students will be learning themselves about a career in the field and also creating some type of activity for others to learn about in the future of manufacturing.

On ways will go along with researching spacecraft and how it's manufactured. Students will then be directed to learn how different parts are manufactured in a manufacture career option. The Lego Mindstorms set will help students understand this better, along with the spacecraft book. They will also be able to use the 3D pen to engineer new design parts.

Another sample lesson/module students might develop and construct includes​ transportation. Students will research from the book chosen, and then decide what the future in transportation might be. They might decide to create an interactive game board (from the blank game bard and playing cards) with questions that relate to transportation.

A third possible module might include a STEM challenge in petroleum and how engineers and people that work in the field work towards preventing petroleum spills. This will be supplemented with book requested and the Global Challenges STEM kits.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set • LEGO Education $370.76 1 $370.76
PP370X - Global Challenges Project-Based STEM Kits • Lakeshore Learning Materials $179.00 1 $179.00
Ashley Productions Blank Game Board 18x18" • Quill.com $6.62 14 $92.68
XYZ Printing da Vinci 3N10EXUS00B 3D Pen with Education Bundle • Staples Advantage $65.59 1 $65.59
The World's Most Tragic Disasters • AKJ Education $29.15 1 $29.15
The History of Transportation • AKJ Education $19.94 1 $19.94
Probability Learning Advantage Blank Playing Cards • Quill.com $2.71 7 $18.97
How to Build Your Own Spaceship: The Science of Personal Space Travel • Staples Advantage $14.69 1 $14.69

Materials cost

$790.78

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$847.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.58

Total project goal

$997.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$997.22

2 Donors

-$915.14

Donations toward project cost

-$847.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$82.08

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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