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Mrs. Aldridge from Crystal Lake IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Activities for Young Scientists

My students need STEM activities such as marble runs, magnetic sets, and gears to help them boost their creativity and problem solving skills while learning to collaborate.

  • $447 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am always looking for new and innovative ways to meet each and every one of my students' diverse learning styles. One way I do that, is by having a large selection of texts for students to choose from.

Many of my fifth grade students might not have an abundance of financial resources, but what they do have is an abundance of curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, especially when it involves reading.

My students are very diverse learners. Recent test scores shows them at various levels, with some well below grade level, while others are scoring high above grade level norms. Some of them need additional support to learn the English language, and some of them need additional support to become strong mathematicians.

My Project

All of the items requested in this project are STEM related. The marble run, magnet sets, strategy games, gear sets, snap circuits, and wooden blocks will be set up in learning labs for students to investigate during morning work. The STEM learning labs will provide my students with not only hands-on materials, but also the opportunity to work collaboratively. My students will be challenged to think critically, as they develop problem solving skills which are very important for the 21st century learner. These learning labs will challenge the most advanced students by allowing them to create such things as roller coasters and devices to test out Newton's law of motion and electrical currents.

Your support of this project will change the lives of my students forever.

With kind and supportive donors like you, my students will be able to learn and understand the importance of STEM. Your generous contribution will be greatly appreciated, and it will have a huge impact on my students. Thank you for considering my proposal.

Mrs. Aldridge
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set - 100 Complete Pieces + Free Instruction App (85 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 15 Glass Marbles) • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Ideal Frontier Logs 300 Piece Classic Wood Construction Set with Action Figures • Amazon Business $31.59 1 $31.59
Snap Circuits Snaptricity Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 75 STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 40 Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun • Amazon Business $30.99 1 $30.99
Think Fun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Toy of the Year Award Winner • Amazon Business $29.89 1 $29.89
Think Fun Laser Maze (Class 1) Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Award Winning Game for Kids • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75
Jasonwell 98 PCS Creative Magnetic Building Blocks Boys Girls Magnetic Tiles Building Set STEM Preschool Educational Construction Kit Magnet Stacking Toys Kids Toddlers Children • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Elongdi 130 Pieces - Magnetic Building Sticks Building Blocks Set, Magnet Educational Toys Magnetic Blocks Sticks Stacking Toys Set, Non-Toxic Building Toy 3D Puzzle with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Think Fun Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Tons of Fun With Over 20 Awards Won, International for Over 20 Years • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Magz-X64 Magnetic Building set consisting of 16 X pieces, 16 Bars and 32 Steel Balls • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Straw Constructor STEM Building Toys 300 pcs-Colorful Interlocking Plastic Enginnering Toys- Fun- Educational- Safe for Kids- Develops Motor Skills-Construction Blocks- Best Gift for Boys and Girls … • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Winning Moves Games Rubik's Cube • Amazon Business $8.28 2 $16.56
Guess Who? Board Game • Amazon Business $16.10 1 $16.10
Think Fun Code Master Programming Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Teaches Programming Skills Through Fun Gameplay • Amazon Business $15.44 1 $15.44
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Juvale Small Wooden Craft Cubes - Unfinished Natural Wood / Mini Wooden Art Craft Stacking Cubes Blocks - 50 Pack -1 Inch, 2.54 Centimeter • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Hasbro Trouble Game • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77

Materials cost

$344.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$379.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.91

Total project goal

$446.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$446.09

2 Donors

-$191.09

Donations toward project cost

-$189.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

match offer

-$223.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$189.59

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.46

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$31.96

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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