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Mrs. Walker Simmons from Victorville CA is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Not So Simple...Machines!

Help me give my students engineering experience through building LEGO Simple Machines while practicing Applied Science, collaborating with peers and developing spacial critical thinking.

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Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

Our elementary students attend a very small public school. Teachers and staff are dedicated to providing innovative and relevant learning to students whenever possible.

My students typically come from very low income households.

Most are 8 years old. They need challenging activities and assignments to stimulate their thinking and teach them scientific reasoning and critical thinking skills.

Exposure to the sciences and their connection to everyday life will strengthen students as problem solvers and could turn science into a lifetime passion and possible career path.

My Project

Four students sharing one LEGO set of Simple Machines will have the opportunity to collaborate, explore scientific principles, and learn the engineering concepts behind gears, wheels, axles, levers and pulleys (all found in everyday life).

Students will be fully engaged in multiple STEM activities involving higher level thinking skills and cooperative learning.

Each Simple Machines set includes 204 LEGO bricks and curriculum to drive classroom instruction and experimentation.

Hands-on experience in the 3rd grade classroom, with Simple Machines will introduce Applied Science to the entire classroom inspiring some students to develop a passion for engineering and possible a career in a scientific field.

Mrs. Walker Simmons
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Simple Machines Set • LEGO Education $82.95 5 $414.75

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