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Mrs. Sheets from West Peoria IL is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAM Bins in Sixth Grade

My students need pattern blocks and base ten blocks to create STEAM bins.

  • $172 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to provide my students with creative and meaningful hands on learning experiences in our science classroom.

STEAM bins are a creative and developmentally appropriate form of engineering for middle school students.

Middle School is the perfect time to introduce the engineering design process through simple STEAM activities because it builds on student’s natural curiosities to create. I want to provide an invitation for children to explore and engineer through play.

My Project

STEAM bins are a wonderful way to encourage learning opportunities that include science, technology, engineering, art and math. All kids should have a chance to try STEAM challenges and Science Experiments.

Middle school is the perfect time to introduce the engineering design process through simple STEAM activities because it builds on a student’s natural curiosities to create.

STEAM Bins are plastic boxes filled with an engineering manipulative of your choice, such as base ten blocks, pattern blocks, play dough, or Popsicle sticks with Velcro. The boxes also contain sets of task cards that picture a variety of basic real world structures to inspire students to build.These materials are needed to fill the bins so students can build, stack, write and draw.

Mrs. Sheets
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind Blue Plastic Base Ten Blocks, 161-Piece Starter Set • Amazon Business $32.60 1 $32.60
Learning Resources Wooden Pattern Blocks, Set of 250 • Amazon Business $19.05 1 $19.05
VELCRO Brand 91824 - Sticky Back - 3/4" Coins, 200 Sets - White • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $10.27 1 $10.27
Cardinal Double Six Color Dot Dominoes In Color Collectors Tin, 28 Dominoes • Amazon Business $9.15 1 $9.15
Acerich 300 Pcs Assorted Colors Pipe Cleaners DIY Art Craft Decorations Chenille Stems (6 mm x 12 Inch) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes, Set of 100 Cubes • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Kiddy Dough 10 Pack of Color Play Dough – Built in Modeling & Sculpting Playset With 10 Individual 2-Ounce Cans – Exclusive Bulk Party Pack • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
200pcs 4.5 inch Colored Natural Wood Craft Sticks Popsicle Sticks Ice Cream Sticks For DIY Crafts Creative Designs(100pcs natural wood color,100Pcs multicolor) • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88

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