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Mrs. Stratton from Eustis FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Bins: Having Fun While Learning!

My students need materials to create STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) bins where they can work and problem solve to prepare them for real-world problems.

  • $379 goal

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My Students

My students come from a community where more than three-quarters of them live in low-income households. They worry about simple things that most people take for granted like warm food, a place to sleep at night, and clean clothes. Although these students may face a variety of struggles at home, they come to school to persevere through the challenges they see on a daily basis. It is my job as a teacher to create a classroom where they can forget about their troubles, even if it is only for a few hours a day.

My Project

These materials will be used to create STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Bins. Each bin will pose a new challenge for students to problem solve with their group.

Problem Solving while having fun!

Plastic Bins- The plastic bins will help organize and store the items for each STEM activity.

Building Bricks- Student's will need to create a table top hockey game with two goals, two hockey sticks and a puck.

Pattern Blocks- Student's will need to create the largest symmetrical design. 2D or 3D

Popsicle and Velcro- Student's will need to build the tallest possible freestanding tower without it falling over.

Dominoes- Student's will need to create the longest chair reaction our of dominoes.

Pipe Cleaners- Student's will need to create a net strong enough to catch a ball of paper.

Linking Cubes- Student's will need to make a marble maze with tunnels, dead ends and obstacles.

Foam Balls and Toothpicks- Student's will need to create a boat or raft that will hold 20 pennies without sinking.

Mrs. Stratton
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
STERILITE 17511712 6 Quart/5.7 Liter ClearView Latch Box, Clear with Sweet Plum Latches, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $36.99 2 $73.98
Learning Resources Pattern Blocks, 1CM, Plastic, Various Colors, Set of 250 • Amazon Business $24.89 2 $49.78
Lewo 1000 Pcs Wooden Dominoes Set for Kids Building Blocks Racing Tile Games with Storage Bag • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes, Educational Counting Toy, Set of 100 Cubes • Amazon Business $8.49 4 $33.96
Play Platoon Building Bricks - Regular Colors - 1,000 Pieces Classic Bricks - Compatible with all Major Brands • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Vkey 500pcs (250 Pair Sets) 3/4" Diameter Sticky Back Coins Hook & Loop Self Adhesive Dots Tapes White-Delivery By FBA • Amazon Business $8.89 2 $17.78
500 Pack Jumbo 6" Wooden Popsicle Sticks - Bright Assorted Colored - Large Craft Sticks • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Pistha 400Pcs Pipe Cleaners Chenille Stem 6mm x 12 Inch Reusable Craft Bendable Twistable Children Puzzle Kindergarten Handmade DIY Art Supplies Home Decor Assorted Colors Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Foam Balls Bulk – 100 Pack White Polystyrene Foam Ball for Arts and Craft Use, Makes DIY Ornaments, Presentation, and School Projects, White, 1 inch in Diameter • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
MontoPack Bamboo Wooden Toothpicks |1000-Piece Large Wood Round Toothpicks in Clear Plastic Storage Box | Sturdy Safe Double Sided Party, Appetizer, Olive, Barbecue, Fruit, Teeth Cleaning Toothpicks. • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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