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Mrs. Rivera from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM for Little Engineers

Help me give my students Gears, Geostix, and Magna-Tiles Expansion Set to continue their STEM challenges in the classroom.

  • $217 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at a very diverse Title I school in the inner city, which serves students in grades PreK-5 and provides rigorous academics and a safe learning environment. All children receive free breakfast and lunch due to this neighborhood's socioeconomic status. They come from a wonderful mix of ethnic and economic backgrounds, and despite any challenges that my students may face, they come to school daily prepared to do their best.

Each morning my students actively come into our classroom eager and excited to start a new day of learning.

They walk into the classroom bursting with energy, creativity and full of life. My students truly inspire me with their passion and insatiable love for learning.

My Project

My students work in small groups during our STEM activity time and these materials will support small group, hands-on practice. These hands-on construction sets will be used to challenge my students's critical thinking and allow for small group collaboration.

Research suggests that STEM related activities enhance classroom learning and impact students in a positive way.

These STEM learning toys will build problem solving and spatial recognition skills, help them understand cause and effect, and so much more. All things that young engineers need to learn! My students will explore how gears connect and move together as an important mechanism for engineering. Geostix will give my students solid, hands-on practice with a variety of geometry concepts, and enable problem solving, creativity and construction. Please donate to this project and contribute to my students becoming the next generation of engineers!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GS364 - Geostix® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
Gears! Gears! Gears!® 150-Piece Super Building Set • AKJ Education $38.60 1 $38.60
Magna-Tiles 2-Piece Car Expansion Set – The Original, Award-Winning Magnetic Building Tiles – Creativity and Educational – STEM Approved • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
Giant Magnetic Foam Tangrams • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94

Materials cost

$139.42

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.76

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$184.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$32.52

Total project goal

$216.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$216.79

4 Donors

-$128.00

Donations toward project cost

-$109.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.45

match offer

-$87.91

Match offer toward project cost

-$74.72

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.19

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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