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My students need engineering manipulatives for STEM bins such as a ZOOB builder kit, wooden domino set, K'NEX model building set, straw construction set, and geometry/shape building kit.
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 and 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 will turn the ZOOB builder kit, wooden dominoes, K'NEX building pieces, straw construction set, and geometry/shape building kit each into 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, 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!
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|K’NEX 100 Model Building Set – 863 Pieces – Ages 7+ Engineering Educational Toy • Amazon Business||$49.99||1||$49.99|
|Lewo 1000 Pcs Wooden Dominoes Set for Kids Building Blocks Racing Tile Games with Storage Bag • Amazon Business||$39.99||1||$39.99|
|LARGE 800 Piece Straws Builders Construction Building Toy - Giant Pack with Special Connectors by Playlearn • Amazon Business||$34.99||1||$34.99|
|ZOOB BuilderZ 250 Piece Kit • Amazon Business||$31.94||1||$31.94|
|Sterilite 19638606 Large Clip Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business||$31.62||1||$31.62|
|DIVE INTO SHAPES! A SEA & BUILD GEOMETRY • Amazon Business||$27.21||1||$27.21|
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