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Mrs. Desalvo from Indianapolis IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM for Success

My students need these new STEM kits for a unit of study on How the World Works.

  • $302 goal

This project expired on December 22, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are young, inquiring minds that need resources to become global learners. They are a diverse group and excited to work as a team. Our school is one of four C.F. I. Magnet Schools in the Indianapolis Public Schools. We are focused on inquiry-based learning through reading and writing workshop. Part of our mission is to develop socially responsible citizens in a changing global society. Our urban setting allows for multicultural experiences in our immediate neighborhood and beyond. My 3rd grade students are eager to be hands-on in learning experiences! Hands-on learning creates engagement.

My Project

My students will love getting their hands on these STEM kits. We are about to begin an International Baccalaureate Unit of Study on How The World Works. This unit will focus on simple machines and how machines help create devices that we need.

Students will understand how simple machines function by getting their hands on these STEM kits.

Then they will identify a problem with the design of an object that reflects a need or a want. They will use the knowledge they have gained from the STEM kits and construct a device to solve a problem or make life easier.

Mrs. Desalvo
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
K'NEX Education - Intro to Simple Machines: Levers and Pulleys Set – 178 Pieces – For Grades 3-5 – Construction Education Toy • Amazon Business $39.91 2 $79.82
K'NEX Education - Forces and Newton's Laws Set • Amazon Business $68.99 1 $68.99
K’NEX Education – Intro to Structures: Bridges Set – 207 Pieces – For Grades 3-5 Construction Education Toy • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Learning Resources Simple Machines, Set of 5 • Amazon Business $34.16 1 $34.16

Materials cost

$222.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$256.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.23

Total project goal

$301.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$301.53

1 Donor

-$128.15

Donations toward project cost

-$128.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$150.76

Match offer toward project cost

-$128.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.61

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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