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Mrs. Lara from Fresno CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Challenges

My students need STEM Problem Solving Kits in order to challenge their engineering minds after listening to a fairy tale.

  • $683 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a science and technology magnet school. We are a Title I school. Located in a high poverty area. Half our student body is from the surrounding neighborhood. The other half are magnet students. Magnet students come from all areas in our district.

The students in my class are eager enthusiastic learners.

We set high expectations, and they always step up to the challenge. Although they face many challenges outside of school at school, they overcome those challenges and succeed.

My Project

My project includes 4 different Fairy Tale Problem Solving STEM kits. These STEM kits will extend our english language arts Lesson into science. After students listen to a fairy tale they will work in science teams where they will define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool. They will then design, create and test their designs.

Students will engineer and design a house that the big bad wolf won't be able to blow down, construct a bridge that keeps 3 goats safe from the mean ugly troll and build a chair Goldilocks wont be able to break!

I hope that these STEM activities will stimulate students to explore each challenging situation until they find a solution. Students will develop perseverance that will help them tackle many more challenges that may come their way.

Mrs. Lara
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP640X - Fairy Tales Problem Solving STEM Kits - Set 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 3 $447.00
PP628 - Gingerbread Man Problem Solving STEM Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99

Materials cost

$496.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$45.47

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$579.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.34

Total project goal

$682.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$682.25

1 Donor

-$341.12

Donations toward project cost

-$289.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.17

match offer

-$341.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$289.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.17

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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