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Ms. Pastor from Bronx NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Simple Machines Make the World Go Around.

Help me give my students hands on practice and exploration with simple machines.

  • $495 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a wonderful group of students in a high poverty neighborhood. The children I teach have the same drive to learn as students in more affluent neighborhoods.

I have been teaching in this same neighborhood for twelve years and for the past ten years, I have seen parents struggle to buy basic supplies for their children.

They often have to choose whether to buy school supplies or food. Needless to say, the parents chose to buy food. A lack of supplies can really hurt a student's self-esteem​, which then affects their learning.

My Project

A major 4th grade science concept is simple and compound machines. Sometimes students can have a hard time understanding how simple and compound machines work.

The ideal way for students to grasp simple and compound machines is through hands on explorations.These Lego sets are perfect for this.

Students can work in pairs or small groups to build and explore various types of simple and compound machines. With these Lego sets, will allow students to not only identify simple and compound machines and they will enable them to explain the purpose of the machines and how the machines work to make jobs easier.

Ms. Pastor
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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
Simple & Powered Machines Set • LEGO Education $184.95 2 $369.90

Materials cost

$369.90

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$420.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.20

Total project goal

$494.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$494.65

1 Donor

-$494.65

Donations toward project cost

-$420.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.20

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$0.00

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