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Ms. Valentin from Goldsboro NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Activities for ALL Abilities and Readiness

Help me give my students a fun creative Makey Makey, Snap Circuit and Squishy Circuit STEM classroom.

  • $455 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The beauty of this world is the Science that surrounds us. My scholars are like the most delicate Sea Sponge absorbing everything that is thrown at them. I would love to incorporate more STEM activities in our classroom to not only reinforce our Objectives but to also build their Critical Thinking Skills.

STEM activities and lesson plans benefits all students, at all levels of abilities, creating a truly inclusive effective classroom.

I teach Science to all of the 2nd graders at my school. They range in different academic readiness and abilities. These activities would allow me to meet my students at their academic readiness and ability levels. Also they have a lot of energy and what better way to use this energy than to put it towards STEM activities.

My Project

We live in a society where we are continuously growing, developing and learning is critical to success. Prior to children entering elementary school they develop a wonderful sense of curiosity and inquisitiveness, sadly it is often loss once they enter elementary school. STEM activities will continue to encourage and develop their curiosity and inquisitiveness.

STEM activities foster a life long love for learning.The Makey Makey allows you to take everyday objects and combine them with a computer and the internet.

Using the alligator clips attached to any conductive material you can control the keyboard of your computer. We could use marshmallows for instance and play the keys on a piano or Super Mario.

Squishy Circuits and Snap Circuits teach many principles of engineering and physical science, and introduce children to the components of basic circuitry including electronic flow, positive/negative poles, resistors, capacitors, serial and parallel circuitry, and many others. While children do learn these concepts in middle school, the toy’s design encourages children in inventive design and problem solving, spatial orientation, and electricity at an age when fear isn’t necessarily partnered with learning.

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Squishy Circuits Deluxe Kit • Amazon Business $74.95 1 $74.95
Makey Makey Collectors Gift Box Edition • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Snap Circuits 3D Illumination Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 150 STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 50+ Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun • Amazon Business $45.14 1 $45.14
Playz STEM A+ Kids Chemistry Junior Experiments & Reactions Science Lab Kit - 32+ Experiments, 36 Page Laboratory Guide, and 27+ Tools & Ingredients for Boys, Girls, Teenagers, & Kids • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
SuperScience STEM Instant Activities: Grades 1-3: 30 Hands-On Investigations With Anchor Texts and Videos • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Mega Crystal Growing Lab – 8 vibrant colored Crystals to grow with light-up Display Stand and detailed Information Guide - Includes 5 real Gemstones including Amethyst and Quartz • Amazon Business $30.00 1 $30.00
Engino Discovering STEM Newton's Laws Inertia, Momentum, Kinetic & Potential Energy Construction Kit • Amazon Business $27.49 1 $27.49
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77

Materials cost

$326.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$386.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.23

Total project goal

$454.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$454.85

9 Donors

-$340.00

Donations toward project cost

-$295.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$107.79

Match offers toward project cost

-$91.62

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.17

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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