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Mrs. Barajas from Detroit MI is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM: Engineering Simple Machines and Using Technology

My students need building STEM materials, a book about simple machines and a Lenovo laptop.

  • $591 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work in Detroit where ALL of our students receive a free breakfast and lunch, which means that we serve low-income families. I grew up in the area, and it’s a privilege to serve my community that raised me to be a teacher. I see myself in every student in my classroom. I see a bright future!

My kiddos are wonderful kids that inspire each other and me to be better.

Despite the lack of resources they are amazing kids ready to learn, and that's my motivation! My students are always eager to learn new things. Their creativity and enthusiasm completes our classroom. It is never a dull moment when you have a classroom of wondering brains exploring STEM ideas and bringing them to life!

My Project

My students need a book about simple machines and building STEM materials to use throughout the year as we cover different themes in our classroom. For example, when we learn about bridges we’ll read how bridges help everyone, and my students will build their own bridges using the STEM engineering building blocks. The laptop will help us search for videos of bridges and how engineers design them, which will help students with their models. I have planned various STEM activities for my students throughout the school year. STEM not only lets students think critically, but it helps students use creativity.

Mrs. Barajas
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lenovo - IdeaPad 15.6'Laptop - Intel Pentium - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Platinum Gray • Best Buy Education $409.34 1 $409.34
Learning Resources Playground Engineering & Design STEM Set, 104 Pieces • Amazon Business $24.98 1 $24.98
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
Simple Machines (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

Materials cost

$464.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$501.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.53

Total project goal

$590.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$590.18

1 Donor

-$250.82

Donations toward project cost

-$250.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$295.09

Match offer toward project cost

-$250.83

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.26

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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