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Mrs. Mullen from Bay City MI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAM - Hands-on, Minds-on Learning

My students need hands-on, minds-on STEAM materials such as Legos and construction builders to foster their real world problem solving skills.

  • $575 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students at my school are truly unique and amazing! They come from challenging homes and lifestyles and require a lot of time, love, and support.

Our school is a Title 1 building and the kids in my classroom come from struggling families that often have very little and many are lacking the drive and love for learning as well as the resources to come to school with classroom materials.

Students in my classroom come to school unprepared for learning. Many are unmotivated and without the skills needed to know how to be successful in a school environment. They don't know how to organize materials, sit for periods of time and overall maintain focus.

It is my job and my goal to help them find ways in which to do that. It is also my job to make sure all materials are supplied for all students and that the learning opportunities foster the greatest opportunities to grow as a child and learner.

My Project

In a fast paced world, where technology has become a huge part of not only entertainment but learning as well, students still need opportunities to develop their thought process and learning through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) opportunities.

STEAM education helps to bridge the ethnic and gender gaps sometimes found in math and science fields.

STEAM education breaks the traditional gender roles. Research suggesting that integrating these subjects is beneficial for students and makes sense for the way kids learn.

STEAM lessons are usually hands-on and exploratory and helps prepare students for the real world, where professionals often use multiple disciplines and creative approaches to solving a problem.

I want to use a hands on, focus on fun approach to deliver opportunities for students’ curiosity about the world and their love of learning through play opportunities to solve “real world” challenges that are relevant to their lives. Hands on, experiential learning and practical inquiry process are many of the reasons I want to offer my students STEAM education. Students will be able to use legos, blocks, magnetic pieces and a varies of manipulates to problem solve visual solutions to real world problems. Students will be able to challenge themselves and explore solutions in a hands on approach, rather than paper pencil, to determine what will and won't work and develop new solutions through exploration while using these many reusable materials. Learning by doing is essential to their education and STEAM activities provide hands-on and minds-on make learning lessons for students.

Mrs. Mullen
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind STEM Bins by Brooke Brown, Comprehensive Kit • Amazon Business $249.95 1 $249.95
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 2 $95.98
LARGE 800 Piece Straws Builders Construction Building Toy - Giant Pack with Special Connectors by Playlearn • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
DreambuilderToy 120 PCS Creative Magnetic Building Blocks Set, Magnetic Tiles STEM Preschool Educational Construction Kit(120 PC Set) • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
MICHLEY Interlocking Builders Blocks Play Set for Child • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Magnetic Blocks STEM Educational Toys Magnet Building Block Tiles Set for Boys and Girls by Coodoo-24pcs • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
LEGO Classic Blue Baseplate 10714 Building Kit (1 Piece) • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97

Materials cost

$451.86

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$488.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.23

Total project goal

$574.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$574.87

4 Donors

-$520.46

Donations toward project cost

-$446.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.32

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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