You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Crawford from Bakersfield CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Smart Start for STEM Kids

Help me give my students a STEM Lab with fun and exciting projects to devolve a love for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

  • $1,102 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a Title I school with a high poverty rate. Most of our students receive free or reduced-price lunches. They come from working class people with low incomes. Our school is a K-6 with 800 students. We have a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds with many being Hispanic, Punjabi, a African American, and Arabic. Many of my students are English language learners. Our population continues to grow, and we are fortunate to have such a diverse group of kids in our classrooms.

My Project

Creating a STEM Lab for my students will ignite the engineers and scientists through hands on learning experiences. Having the building blocks to excite and engage my students with STEM will develop a passion for constructive opportunities in the future.

With engineering educational toys in our STEM Lab, my students will be constructing remote control cars, learning about kinetic and potential energy, building robots, understanding circuits, and designing bridges.

Engaging my students with educational hands on STEM projects, it will allow my students to make new discoveries, explore and process new skills, and learn through constructional play. This project will engage many students for years to come.

Mrs. Crawford
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Crawford is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tinkering Labs Electric Motors Catalyst STEM Kit | Intro to Engineering, Robotics, Circuit Building Projects for Kids and Teens | DIY Science Experiments Using Real Motors, Real Hardware, Real Wood • Amazon Business $59.00 5 $295.00
LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101 Building and Coding Kit (847 Pieces) • Amazon Business $159.95 1 $159.95
Engino Discovering STEM Structures Constructions & Bridges Construction Kit • Amazon Business $24.97 5 $124.85
BIRANCO. RC Tracked Racer Building Blocks Set Kit, Educational STEM Construction Learning Remote Control Car Toys for 8, 9 and 16 Year Old Boys | Great Birthday Gift Idea for Kids • Amazon Business $54.28 2 $108.56
National Geographic Mega Construction Engineering Set - Build 35 Unique Motorized Models: Helicopters, Cars, Animals and More - STEM Learning • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
SmartLab Toys Smart Circuits Games & Gadgets Electronics Lab • Amazon Business $29.68 1 $29.68
Mochoog STEM 4WD Electric Mechanical Assembly Gift Toys Kit | Intro to Engineering, DIY Climbing Vehicle, Circuit Building Projects for Kids and Teens | DIY Science Experiments Using Real Motor • Amazon Business $28.89 1 $28.89
Engino Discovering STEM Newton's Laws Inertia, Momentum, Kinetic & Potential Energy Construction Kit • Amazon Business $27.82 1 $27.82

Materials cost

$818.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$74.91

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$935.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$165.16

Total project goal

$1,101.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,101.09

2 Donors

-$1,101.09

Donations toward project cost

-$935.93

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$165.16

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Bakersfield","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3293653],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3666706,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/smart-start-for-stem-kids/3666706/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":31,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Crawford","authorIds":{"3293653":{"owner":"Mrs. Crawford","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3666706],"proposalHash":"1449507817","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3293653_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1448603558294","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20689122,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTU3NjI2Nw==","ODQ5OTQx"],"teacherId":3293653,"schoolCounty":"Kern","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}