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Ms. Pense from Fredericktown MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Bins for the Win!

My students need materials such as Brain Flakes, Bloxels, and Straw Builders to create a hands-on STEM learning experience. This will allow them to think critically and be problem solvers.

  • $301 goal

This project expired on May 23, 2018.

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My Students

My goal as an educator is to give my students what they need to be successful and have a positive learning environment. As a teacher at a low-income rural school, it is important to make sure that all students are getting all the resources that they will need in the classroom setting.

My students come from all walks of life, but share the love of learning.

Third grade is full of wonderful educational opportunities and experiences. I hope to help my students get the resources they need to create the best learning environment that I can. Through this project, I will be able to reach every student and give them all an opportunity to succeed.

My Project

My goal is to provide my students with an interactive learning environment. STEM bin materials will be used to help them learn through hands on experiences. Each bin will have materials to allow the students to create various structures, while also learning. Students will use Brain Flakes and Straw Builders to solve STEM challenges that I have provided. They will be able to build and experiment to discover what will work in order for their challenge to be successful. Students will enhance their use of technology by designing their own video games with Bloxels. They will be able to practice coding and learning about robots with Ozobot. My students will be able to build, design, and test their own creations.

STEM bins will allow my students to think outside of the box and become critical thinkers.

They will help my students collaborate with their peers and work as a team to solve problems. I believe that children learn best when able to explore and create. These resources will give them this opportunity, while also getting them excited about STEM.

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

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bit 2.0 Coding Robot Starter Pack, Black with Guaradians of the Galaxy skins • Amazon Business $49.88 1 $49.88
LARGE 800 Piece Straws Builders Construction Building Toy - Giant Pack with Special Connectors by Playlearn • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Bloxels Build Your Own Video Game • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Gravity Maze • Amazon Business $29.12 1 $29.12
Roller Coaster Challenge Logic & Building Game • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Creative Kids Brain Flakes – Large 1400 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set for Safe, Fun, Creative Building – Educational STEM Construction Toy for Boys & Girls – Recommended Ages 3 and Up • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99

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