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Mrs. Fry from Lansdowne PA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Designing in a Wobbly Environment

My students need the stools and the table to have room to design and move about the room while working on their hands-on STEM projects to code a the robots to draw and create.

  • $968 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Energetic bodies need room to move when creating and working on their STEM products. My students range from ages 5 to 12 and they are enthusiastic learners who love hands-on STEM activities.

They are mostly from low income families (85% receive free and reduced lunch) and attend a school that's underfunded and under-served, but this does not keep them from enjoying STEM activities that deal with robots, the arts and design thinking.

Many of them are ELL learners or struggling readers and project based hands-on learning is essential to their progress and developing 21st century skills.

My Project

Imagine a room of energetic children sitting in traditional seats in a crowded area. The flip table and wobbly stools will provide space and flexible seating while the children use the sketch pad to display programs that they created with the Dash robots. The sketch mat is a way to demonstrate in a tangible way the application of coding that the children are learning.

The materials will take our Dash robots to a new level of engagement while the 3-D doodler filaments will give the kids an opportunity to bring projects that normally only exist on paper to life in a tangible format.

Hands-on learning through the combination of STEM and design thinking brings an element of learning to students that is more substantial and meaningful than the traditional pen and paper approach. It helps them to take skills that they are learning on iPads and other computer devices to the next level.

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

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This project will reach 550 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Balt Flipper Training Table, 29.5" H x 72" W x 24" D Flip Top Table, Teak Top (90094) • Amazon Business $211.19 1 $211.19
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting Kids - Orange - Kids, 14" • Amazon Business $69.99 3 $209.97
3Doodler Start Refill Plastic Bundle, 8 Pack, Compatible with Start 3D Pen for Kids • Amazon Business $39.99 4 $159.96
Wonder Workshop Sketch Kit for Dash Robot Kids 6+ – Free Programming Stem App – Visualize Your Code, Various • Amazon Business $39.99 3 $119.97
Kore Patented WOBBLE Chair | Now with Antimicrobial Protection | Stem Flexible Seating | Made in the USA - Active Sitting for Kids - Junior, Orange (16in) • Amazon Business $79.99 1 $79.99

Materials cost

$781.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$822.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$145.20

Total project goal

$968.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$968.00

6 Donors

-$869.47

Donations toward project cost

-$742.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$127.42

match offer

-$95.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$80.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

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$0.00

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