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  • $299 goal

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Ms. Streebig
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Shake, Rattle and Roll!

My students need modeling clay, pipe cleaners, and wooden sticks to construct earthquake safe buildings while learning about elastic potential energy for class.

My Students

There is no better way to teach students about earthquakes and the damages they cause than having them build the earthquakes themselves and solve the problem hands-on!

My students are from a high poverty rural community and have a hard time staying focused for long periods of time.

The goal of us as teachers here is to get students engaged in learning. To do so we try to make the learning fun, exciting, and related to the real world in some way. This project does all of those things.

My Project

Students are investigating how structures should be built to withstand earthquakes. Leading up to this lesson, students were tasked with the challenge of what are earthquakes? How is energy transferred from the earth to the building. To investigate this they will build the building under strict building codes and find out the answer through testing it on an earthquake shake table. My students need modeling clay, pipe cleaners, and wooden sticks to construct earthquake safe buildings while learning about elastic potential energy for class.

This project is important because it provides a wide range of learners the opportunity to be successful in the classroom.

Students will be building and testing their building under real world conditions against real world problems.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CLAY MODELING STD ASSORTED 1# PACK OF 4 - SCHOOL SMART • Childcraft, Inc $1.99 20 $39.80
CLAY CRAYOLA MODELING ASSORTED 1# • Childcraft, Inc $2.84 10 $28.40
CLAY CRAYOLA AIR DRY VALUE PACK 25# WHITE • Childcraft, Inc $34.19 1 $34.19
STICK COLORED PACK OF 1000 • Childcraft, Inc $6.45 5 $32.25
STICKS JUMBO NATURAL PACK OF 500 - SCHOOL SMART • Childcraft, Inc $6.64 5 $33.20
PIPE CLEANERS 6 ASST COLORS PACK OF 100 • Childcraft, Inc $1.38 10 $13.80
PIPE CLEANERS 12 ASST COLORS PACK OF 100 • Childcraft, Inc $1.89 10 $18.90

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This project will reach 100 students.

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