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My students need engineering manipulatives for STEM bins such as Lego bricks, PC building bars, bendable sculpting sticks, and an IQ construction building set.
Hello everyone! I am a third grade teacher working for a high poverty school district located in rural mid-Missouri. Our small elementary school provides education to around 300 students. The poverty rate of the population we serve is higher than the national average, with around 65% of our students being eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch.
My classroom usually consists of around 20 bright and shining jewels!
These children each bring with them their own unique personalities and characteristics, helping to make our wacky classroom family complete.
I plan to use the Legos, PC building bars, bendable sculpting sticks, and IQ construction blocks to create STEM bins. I will incorporate the STEM bins into my daily math stations. In these stations, students will be allowed to choose whichever STEM bin they want. In each STEM bin, I will have task cards with corresponding STEM challenges on them. These STEM challenges will require students to use critical thinking as they use the building materials of their choice to build a two foot long bridge, construct a Ferris wheel, or even create a replica of their favorite car.
STEM education is important because it creates critical thinkers and problem solvers.
It fosters creativity and allows students to be innovative. According to the U. S. Department of Commerce, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) occupations are growing at 17%, while other occupations are only growing at 9.8%. This is all the more reason to incorporate STEM education in our classrooms. By donating to our project, you will not only be buying engineering manipulatives, you will also be enabling the next generation of innovators!
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|324 Piece Windows, Doors, and Roof Tiles set - Tight Fit with Major Brands. • Amazon Business||$29.95||1||$29.95|
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|Peradix Building Sticks DIY Toys Kids' Soft Bendable Sculpting Sticks Flexible Folding Bending Interlocking Colorful Straw Stem Bar Set for Motor Skill Imagination Education with Storage Bag 111 PCS • Amazon Business||$26.59||1||$26.59|
|IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old + | Best Toy Gift for Kids | 164 PCS Kit with Box • Amazon Business||$24.77||1||$24.77|
|AGARE 500 PC Bars Different Shape Creative and Educational Building Building Block Toy - 3D Puzzle With a Plastic Storage Box • Amazon Business||$16.95||1||$16.95|
|NEW Lego Tire, Wheel and Square Axles Bulk Lot - 100 Pieces Total • Amazon Business||$14.99||1||$14.99|
|10 Pack Compatible 5 X 5 inches Baseplates 16 x 16 dots base plates - Variety Pack by Brick Loot • Amazon Business||$10.58||1||$10.58|
|LEGO Young Builders Educational Creative Building Bricks, 100 Pieces • Amazon Business||$9.49||1||$9.49|
|Brictek Wheels Kit - 108 pcs • Amazon Business||$7.99||1||$7.99|
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