You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Wilkins from Hackensack NJ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Activities

My students need these STEM activity items such as Marble Run and Roller Coaster Challenge Logic & Building Game to help enhance their learning experience.

  • $185 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 105 5th grade students in a Title I district. My students come from a variety of backgrounds and home situations. In our school, we have spent lots of time, energy, and money on building our language arts and mathematics instruction. Now is the time for science.

As I look at my classes as a whole, I see gaps in my students ability to think critically, problem solve, and explore different solutions.

I want to help them become critical thinkers, young scientists, inventors, and confident lifelong learners.

My Project

I am asking for some STEM resources including a marble run, roller coaster challenge, circuit maze, and a slime kit. This will be the first time my students will be able to actually have hands-on STEM activities. Students love to learn while doing and not just watching. They will have the opportunity to now do and not just watch.

Having the requested Electric Current and Gravity Maze logic game, will not only have my students thinking critically but will allow them to learn about circuitry and how to use it to complete random challenges.

The Roller Coaster challenge kit will open the door to engineering. They will be able to use their imaginations to create their own roller coasters.

As for every child's favorite fad, the DIY slime kit will not only allow students to create their favorite past time activity, but learn about the chemistry of it and it's state of matter. As they make slime, we will be able to add metal filings to them to see it attract to magnets. While slime is something that most children are making at home, most of my students cannot afford to buy the materials to make it.

By being able to fit in with other kids making slime and tie it in with our Science lessons, all my students can feel included in the crazy fad of slime making while learning at the same time.

Ms. Wilkins
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 105 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Wilkins is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game • Amazon Business $29.14 1 $29.14
Roller Coaster Challenge Logic & Building Game • Amazon Business $28.89 1 $28.89
Educational Insights Nancy B's Science Club Stir-It-Up Chemistry Lab & Kitchen Experiments Journal • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
ThinkFun Circuit Maze Electric Current Logic Game • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
Slime Geek DIY Slime Kit - Make Glow-In-The Dark, Color Changing, Clear and Glitter Slime - Comes With Airtight Containers for Slime Storage - Comes with Recipes and Bonus E-Book • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


3 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Hackensack","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3913480],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NJ","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3075763,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":105,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Wilkins","authorIds":{"3913480":{"owner":"Ms. Wilkins","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3075763],"proposalHash":"-879585773","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20847119,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzkxMzQ4MA==","MTEyODMwNQ==","NDgwMjg2"],"teacherId":3913480,"schoolCounty":"Bergen","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NJ","name":"New Jersey"}}