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Ms. Hobbs from Irvine CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Engineering and Building Challenges for Little Hands

My students need STEM engineering and building sets for our classroom's STEM Inventor's Lab.

  • $554 goal

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My Students

In my classroom, students have opportunities to imagine, create, experiment, persevere, collaborate, and problem solve so they can build the necessary skills in science, technology, engineering, and math to become college and career ready.

My students are a linguistically, economically, and culturally diverse group.

The school that I teach at is a Title I school. About forty percent of my students are below the poverty level. Fifty-six percent of my students are minorities, and for over forty-five percent, English is their second language. These students bring with them unique and personal experiences that enrich our classroom. They are learning to accept risk, and to see mistakes, re-dos, and multiple attempts as a part of the learning process. I learn something from them every day!

My Project

The goal of this project is to enrich our classroom’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Inventor’s Lab by filling it with materials that will encourage students to collaborate, invent, take risks, and experiment, while participating in STEM challenges.

Participation in STEM challenges that align with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), shifts the focus of learning from an outcome-driven curriculum to a process-driven curriculum.

The students in my class build the skills necessary for reflection, critical thinking, and problem solving. Students learn to accept risks and see mistakes and multiple attempts as a part of the innovation process in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Appropriate materials for designing and building are essential to the process.

Using Tinker Toys, building blocks, and engineering toys, students will challenge themselves to design, build, and test roller coasters, marble mazes, playgrounds, tree houses and much more.

With the right materials, the possibilities are endless.

Ms. Hobbs
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Finnhomy 15-Drawer Rolling Cart,Storage Rolling Carts with Semi-transparent Mutli Color Drawers, Organizer Cart for School, Office, Home, Beauty Salon,Utility Cart with Wheels • Amazon Business $86.99 1 $86.99
Think Fun Roller Coaster Challenge STEM Toy Building Game Boys Girls Age 6 Up – TOTY Game the Year Finalist • Amazon Business $28.99 2 $57.98
TINKERTOY – Essentials Value Set – 150 Pieces – Ages 3+ Preschool Educational Toy • Amazon Business $49.99 1 $49.99
Learning Resources Playground Engineering & Design STEM Set, 104 Pieces • Amazon Business $24.98 2 $49.96
burgkidz 1000 PCS Building Bricks Come with Kids Block Table and Base Plate, 3 in 1 Children Building Sets Toys Classic Educational Building Blocks (1000 Piece) • Amazon Business $41.14 1 $41.14
Meland Marble Run Toy 122 Pcs Marble Game STEM Learning Toy, Educational Construction Building Blocks Toy, Marble Set Gift for Kids 4 5 6 + Year Old Boys Girls • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Learning Resources Tree House Engineering & Design Building Set, 52 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.98 2 $29.96
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old | Best Toy Gift for Kids | Top Blocks Game Kit • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
Learning Resources City Engineering and Design Building Set, 100 Pieces • Amazon Business $23.68 1 $23.68

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