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Mrs. Pace from Charleston WV is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Outdoor Exploration and Engineering

Help me give my students Outdoor STEM Bins task cards and materials to create natural engineering projects.

  • $372 goal

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My Students

Every day, I am surrounded by the most amazing students! Even though they come from a variety of backgrounds, including race, religion, and family structure, we all work together to create a unique learning experience; we work hard at instilling a love of learning and exploring that will last a lifetime.

My students are truly exceptional!

They persevere when faced with a challenge, creatively inspire our community, and believe in one another. They are tomorrow's leaders and world-changers. They are our future, and together we can help them soar to their dreams.

My Project

My students LOVE building with various items such as Lego bricks and bristle blocks in our STEM Bin centers. They enjoy undertaking the challenge of creating items from their task cards and then sharing their creations with their peers.

Please help me to build upon their engineering excitement by taking our STEM Bin center outside.

Our world provides natural curiosity and wonder and what better way to open my students' eyes to new possibilities than to go outside and build items using natural materials such as glass tiles, rocks, wood slices, pebbles, and sticks.

To create our outdoor learning experiences, we will have the natural building materials requested in individual containers (one for each student per challenge.) Students will use the task cards from Teachers-Pay-Teachers (I will use the ink to print the cards) and build their featured item on their trays. We will store all materials in the large container for easy mobility. We will also research ways engineers use natural design elements in constructions and how many materials they use help to protect our planet.

I cannot wait to see my students' faces as they begin to think outside-of-the-box while becoming little engineers. Through this project, they will strengthen their engineering design process skills as they build confidence knowing that the possibilities for their futures are endless.

Mrs. Pace
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 20 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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CSSTAR Remanufactured Ink Cartridge Replacement for Canon PG-245XL CL-246XL 245 246 XL Use in PIXMA MG2522 MX492 MX490 MG2520 MG2922 MG2920 iP2820 MG3020 MG2525 MG2420 Printer - Black & Tri-Color • Amazon Business $30.99 2 $61.98
Charles Leonard Pencil Boxes, Plastic Snap-Close Box, 2.5 x 5.25 x 8.25 Inches, Assorted Colors, 24-Pack (76305) • Amazon Business $55.00 1 $55.00
New Star Foodservice 24364 Fast Food Tray, 10 by 14-Inch, Blue, Set of 12 • Amazon Business $19.50 2 $39.00
Akro-Mils 66486 CLDBL 12-Gallon Plastic Storage KeepBox with Attached Lid, 21-1/2-Inch by 15-Inch by 12-1/2-Inch, Semi Clear • Amazon Business $21.79 1 $21.79
WINOMO 100pcs Wood Log Sticks for DIY Crafts 10CM Long 0.3-0.5CM in Diameter (Wood Color) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Colorful Mosaic Tiles – 480 Pieces Pack of Assorted Stained Glass Mosaic Tile Supplies for DIY Crafts, Plates, Picture Frames, Flowerpots, Handmade Jewelry – Small Square Decorative Tiles in 8 Colors • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
230pcs Dark Glowing Pebbles, Outdoor Garden Glow Stones are mainly Used for driveways, Fish Tanks, Aquariums, paddocks, Decorations • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Unfinished Wood Pieces - 60-Pack Wooden Squares Cutout Tiles, Natural Rustic Craft Wood for Home Decoration, DIY Supplies, 2 x 2 inches • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Fuhaieec 30pcs 2.5"-2.8" Unfinished Natural Wood Slices Circles with Tree Bark Log Discs for DIY Craft Christmas Rustic Wedding Ornaments • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Aunifun 80PCS Sea Shells Mixed Beach Seashells, Colorful Natural Seashells Perfect Accents for Candle Making,Home Decorations, Beach Theme Party Wedding Decor, DIY Crafts, Fish Tank and Vase Fillers • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Lifetop 50pcs Mini Painting Rocks DIY Rocks for Painting Kindness Rocks Smooth Surface Stones,Arts and Crafts ,0.5 to 1.0 inches ,Hand Picked for Painting Rocks … • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Supply Guru SG2133 River Rocks, Pebbles, Outdoor Decorative Stones, Natural Gravel, For Aquariums, Landscaping, Vase Fillers, Succulent, Tillandsia, Cactus pot, Terrarium Plants, 2 LB. (32-Oz). • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
AxeSickle Natural Wood Slices 1.5 inch Unfinished Round Wood 50PCS These Round Wood Coins for Arts & Crafts Projects, Board Game Pieces, Ornaments, The Limitations are Endless! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Outdoor Discovery STEM Bins® • Teachers Pay Teachers $5.00 1 $5.00

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