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Mr. Foster from Endicott NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Motivated Students Make Amazing Students!!

My students need manipulatives and hands on activities in order to explore the scientific concepts, and to improve their problem solving skills in order to motivate and stimulate learning.

  • $944 goal

This project expired on December 2, 2018.

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My Students

As a teacher in an alternative PBL classroom I am always trying to find ways to show students how to relate what they learn to real world experiences. So often I hear my students ask why are we learning this, I will never use this in my life. If I can get them excited about learning, they will become life-long learners using the skills they receive in my class to go into the real world excited about learning in their everyday lives. Then they can use what they learned to become productive members of society, and they will become independent and not require society to take care of them. The best way to achieve this, is to create an environment where students take an active role in the learning process. Where the students have hands-on activities, having fun learning, and relating what they learn to their everyday lives. I would like to look outside the box and to keep trying new ways to achieve these goals.

My Project

I am currently starting a new position in an alternative school that focuses on Project-Based Learning in Science. The school has only been open for 2 years and needs many supplies.

I would like to start by getting materials that will motivate students by using hands-on activities that will create an enjoyable experience while at the same time focusing on the subject I will be teaching in the classroom.

This is why I chose games such as the Circuit, the Gravity maze games, and the Valence Plus game. Many of these games are hands on and will help to improve their problem solving skills. I am also going to create a club where the students learn how to solve different types of Rubik's cube puzzles. They give students a way to manipulate objects with their hands while at the same time improving their problem solving skills. I also chose posters because many of my students are visual learners and will be able to gain knowledge and inspiration from many of these posters. I will hang these around my classroom so they can be exposed to the many different Science concepts and inspirational statements. This will help me with the first step in providing an exciting environment to create a long time love of learning for my students!

Mr. Foster
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 52 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elenco SCL-175B Snap Circuits Lights Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $54.98 1 $54.98
Thames & Kosmos Structural Engineering: Bridges & Skyscrapers • Amazon Business $40.46 1 $40.46
Valence Plus - Use Real Chemistry to Break Down Your Opponents' Molecules and Be a Science Ninja! • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
North Star Games Evolution Strategic Game • Amazon Business $39.98 1 $39.98
16 Motivational Classroom Wall Posters - Inspirational Quotes for Students - Teacher Classroom Decorations 13 x 19 (Paper) 001 • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Asmodee Splendor • Amazon Business $35.98 1 $35.98
Engino Discovering STEM Newton's Laws Inertia, Momentum, Kinetic & Potential Energy Construction 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
Engino Discovering STEM Structures Constructions & Bridges Construction Kit • Amazon Business $25.37 1 $25.37
Ravensburger Labyrinth Board Game for Kids and Adults - Easy to Learn and Play With Great Replay Value • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Human Body Vintage Style Biology Poster Set of 4 Decorative 20 x 28 • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Winning Moves Games Rubik's Cube • Amazon Business $8.28 3 $24.84
Think Fun Laser Maze (Class 1) Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Award Winning Game for Kids • Amazon Business $24.47 1 $24.47
Luck O' The Dice - Family Card and Dice Game • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
McDonald Publishing Physical Science Basics Teaching Poster Set • Amazon Business $21.28 1 $21.28
Peptide: A Protein Building Game • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Adacio Latice Strategy Board Game - The popular new family board game for kids and adults, challenging fun for everyone • Amazon Business $19.45 1 $19.45
Winning Moves Games Rubik's Cube 4x4 • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Rubik's 2X2 Cube • Amazon Business $5.95 3 $17.85
LEGO Creator Robo Explorer 31062 Robot Toy • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Mattel Blokus Strategy Game • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
McDonald Publishing Life Science Poster Set (MC-P077) • Amazon Business $14.70 1 $14.70
McDonald Publishing MCP153 Atoms, Elements, Molecules and Compounds Poster (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $14.37 1 $14.37
McDonald Publishing MCP153 Atoms, Elements, Molecules and Compounds Poster (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $14.37 1 $14.37
Twister.CK 3x3 Megaminx Speed Cube Magic Cube Brain Teasers Puzzles with Carbon Fiber Sticker • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Think Fun Swish - A Fun Transparent Card Game and Toy of the Year Nominee For Age 8 and Up • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
D-FantiX Yj Yuchuang 5x5 Speed Cube 5x5x5 Puzzle Cube Black • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Albert Einstein Education Poster | 12-Inches By 18-Inches | Inspirational & Motivational Poster | JSC101 • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Dreampark Pyramid Speed Cube, Black • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
D-FantiX Shengshou Mirror Cube 3x3 Speed Cube Unequal Puzzle Silver Black 57mm • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
CuberSpeed Qiyi 2x2x3 Black Cuboid Cube Qiyi 223 Magic cube Tower Shaped MoFangGe 2x2x3 Magic Cube • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
D-ROAD Ultra-smooth Gear 3D Magic Cube 3x3x3 Cube Puzzle,Black • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
D-FantiX Qiyi Mofangge Ivy Cube FengYe Skewb Cube Puzzles Eitan Ivy Leaf Cube Black • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Qwixx - A Fast Family Dice Game • Amazon Business $7.68 1 $7.68
PlayMonster Farkle • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
Phase 10 Card Game Styles May Vary • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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