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Ms. Messer from San Marcos CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM in Our Backyard

Help me give my students these STEM projects to strengthen their critical thinking!

  • $198 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kindergarten through fifth grade school currently serves over four hundred students who reflect the demographics of the surrounding region. Children who develop typically, children with special needs and children who are gifted learn side-by-side in the same classroom. We are always striving to design our lessons so that all students are able to access the curriculum and be engaged in every class activity.

We have a beautiful model that allows all types of students to learn through creative PBL projects.

My Project

The materials I am requesting will deepen my students STEM knowledge. These materials will make a difference in my students lives because they will help strengthen their critical thinking skills that they need in order to access the curriculum.

STEM education is about hands-on learning through critical thinking.

All of these tools will encourage exploration and collaboration. Being hands-on is especially important for kinesthetic learners. With the appropriate materials, students will become engineers. Hands-on learning can also help students retain information. It is so important to work beyond worksheets and bring in as many materials as possible.

I will use these materials once a week to implement the engineering standards and pull their focus. We will discuss the "problem" associated with the STEM material, possible solutions, try those solutions, and come to a final conclusion.

Ms. Messer
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 22 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
K'Nex Intro To Simple Machines • AKJ Education $35.99 1 $35.99
Stem Expolorations: Rollercoaster Building Set • AKJ Education $32.84 1 $32.84
KEVA Maze Bots • AKJ Education $29.16 1 $29.16
Stem Explorations: Gears Building Set • AKJ Education $13.49 1 $13.49
Stem Explorations: Levers & Pulleys Building Set • AKJ Education $13.49 1 $13.49

Materials cost

$124.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.43

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$168.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.69

Total project goal

$197.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$197.96

1 Donor

-$100.00

Donations toward project cost

-$85.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$97.96

Match offer toward project cost

-$83.27

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.69

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$0.00

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