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Mrs. G. from Belle MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Bins for Future Engineers

Help me give my students engineering manipulatives for STEM bins such as magnetic tiles, flexible building sticks, and tangram puzzles.

  • $195 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

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.

My classroom usually consists of around 18 bright and shining jewels!

These children each bring with them their own unique personalities and characteristics, helping to make our wacky classroom family complete. My students enjoy moving around, working with partners, interacting with technology, and learning through hands-on experiences. Hard work, enthusiasm, high fives, and smiles fill our classroom daily. These children truly deserve the best education possible!

My Project

I will turn the magnetic tiles, flexible building sticks, and tangram puzzles each into STEM bins. Next to the STEM bins, I will have task cards with corresponding STEM challenges on them. These STEM challenges will require students to think critically 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, and 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!

Mrs. G.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PicassoTiles 80 Piece Race Car Track Building Block Educational Toy Set Magnetic Tiles Magnet DIY Playset 2 Light Up Car STEM Learning Construction Kit Hand-Eye Coordination Fine Motor Skill Training • Amazon Business $99.99 1 $99.99
Kiwi Kool STEM Educational Flexible Building Sticks: Creative Imagination DIY Engineering Building Toy. Age 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12+ Boys Girls Kids Teenagers. Bend, Twist, Connect, Create! (268 PCS) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Classic Tangoes • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95

Materials cost

$132.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$164.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.10

Total project goal

$194.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$194.02

1 Donor

-$194.02

Donations toward project cost

-$164.92

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.10

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$0.00

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