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Mrs. Chitwood from Kilgore TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Marty McFly day at KMS

Help me give my students supplies for a Rube Goldberg contest at school.

  • $783 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are challenged to think differently and problem solve to find a solution. We value that there are different approaches to everyday problems and also that there can be several solutions as well.

Our students are given different type of problems, some solved by deductive reasoning or inductive reasoning and then also logic puzzles.

We hope to engage their creativity and allow them the freedom to design and solve real-world problems from their perspective.

Our students are immersed in project-based learning, they love the opportunity to have student choice and to put their efforts into something meaningful to them.

My Project

Each year we challenge our students to come up with an invention. We brainstorm, research, and make prototypes of our inventions. While we are learning about inventions we also investigate Rube Goldberg simple machines. These materials help us set the stage for their ultimate Rube Goldberg challenge.

Our students will work together in teams to plan and construct a working Rube Goldberg.

Each grade level is given a different Rube Goldberg challenge. The peg board will allow the constructions to have more vertical space and use gravity, pulleys, and ramps to help them achieve their task. They work through a list of requirements, items to use, and end result to accomplish. After many...many trial and error attempts, they are so satisfied to see their Rube work and how each group of students thought differently about how to use the supplies. Students learn perseverance and teamwork.

Mrs. Chitwood
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK36422928T Hardwood Pegboard Panel with 100 lb. Load Capacity 48H x 24W Black 4 PK • Grainger $110.45 3 $331.35
Pulley - Single-Sheave • Nasco $3.50 24 $84.00
Pulleys in Motion Class Set • Nasco $78.95 1 $78.95
Ashley Metal Desk Call Bell, 3" Base, Silver (ASH10081) • Quill.com $5.66 12 $67.92
Plastic Hooked Weight Set of 25 • Nasco $14.35 3 $43.05

Materials cost

$605.27

Vendor shipping charges

$20.60

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.08

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$664.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$117.34

Total project goal

$782.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$782.29

11 Donors

-$769.94

Donations toward project cost

-$664.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$104.99

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.35

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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