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Ms. B. from West Valley City UT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Skyscraper's the Limit

My students need lots of problem solving activities to promote high thinking skills.

  • $1,002 goal

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My Students

Our students come from below income families. We would like to give them some experience working with others. They come from diverse cultures and working together will help build their need for success.

Our students come from single family homes to multi-family homes.

Our students hunger for learning and these activities will enhance their education. These students come from all walks of life. Many of them come from very impoverished homes. This may be their only experience with building activities.

My Project

Students will explore with various building materials such as marble runs, magnetic blocks, gears, and other materials to complete various challenges with small groups of classmates.

They will have many experiences working together to achieve specific challenges.

Some of the challenges will be to build the highest tower, build the most complex marble run, build a working machine with gears, and construct using a wide variety of materials. Students will experience the engineering process with these materials by having several opportunities to design, create, and improve upon their creations and designs. Students will reflect on their projects and discuss ways they could improve them.

We will compare projects in the class, and with other 2nd grade classes at our school. Students will love these new building materials and will be very excited to use them. They will learn many life skills in the process, such as working together, listening to others, sharing ideas, accepting ideas from others, negotiating, and being a team player. Students will be open to ideas from others and share their own.

Ms. B.
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Discovery Kids Marble Run with over 300 pieces • Amazon Business $48.95 6 $293.70
WITKA 120 Pieces Magnetic Building Toys, Intelligence Construction Blocks Sets and Brain Training Games Kit for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $24.99 6 $149.94
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Building Set, 150 Pieces • Amazon Business $35.36 3 $106.08
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Super Building Set, 150 Pieces • Amazon Business $35.36 3 $106.08
ZOOB BuilderZ S.T.E.M. Challenge • Amazon Business $25.49 3 $76.47
ZOOB BuilderZ S.T.E.M. Challenge • Amazon Business $25.49 3 $76.47

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