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Mrs. Nelson from New Britain CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAM Activities to Learn about Electricity and Construction

Help me give my students the hands-on experience of learning how electricity works with snap circuits and how engineers construct with the magnet building tiles. These items will be shared with my school's STEAM team.

  • $544 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a STEAM teacher in a low-income, high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. All of our students receive free breakfast and 90% receive free or reduced-price lunch. This program uses many hands-on appropriates to increase engagement and problem solving applications. I will be entering into 7 classrooms helping students focus on questioning the world around them. Three of these classrooms have a smaller setting to assist a special group of students who struggle behaviorally and need a little extra motivation.

My Project

How do you learn best? Listening to a lecture? Reading articles?Let's face it. Most people learn best with hands-on learning.

Hand-on resources fosters connections to real-world situations, and increases engagement.

Snap Circuits is a line of electronic kits that snap together to create a working motor, lamps and speakers to foster children's awareness of how electricity works. Magna-Tiles are 3D geometric magnetic building tiles that are connected with their magnetic force to help students build and create like engineers.

With these resources students will be conferring with peers to further develop problem-solving skills in the fields of electrical and engineering.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors 100 Piece Set • Amazon Business $107.99 2 $215.98
Snap Circuits Classic SC-300 Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 300 Projects | Full Color Project Manual | 60+ Snap Circuits Parts | STEM Educational Toy for Kids 8+ • Amazon Business $41.99 5 $209.95

Materials cost

$425.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$462.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.59

Total project goal

$543.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$543.91

1 Donor

-$363.00

Donations toward project cost

-$308.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.45

match offer

-$180.91

Match offer toward project cost

-$153.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.14

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$0.00

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