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Mrs. Bushue from Bloomington IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM in the Classroom, a World of Exploration!

Help me give my students a STEM Exploration table to help them learn through hands on explorations.

  • $681 goal

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My Students

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."

-Carl Sagan

Help me help my students discover the unknown!

I work at a non-profit, federally funded program that helps children and their families that are at or below the poverty line. I have 2 part-day classes of 17 students each. The children range in age from 3 to 5 years old. They are an inquisitive group of kids that need their minds stimulated. They love to learn by hands on activities. I would love to provide my students items that they can utilize to boost their curiosity and knowledge.

My Project

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. These areas are key in a child's learning. They are also the areas that are lacking in preschool. I would like the STEM exploration table to show my students just how fun STEM can be! This table will help support their natural curiosity by giving them the opportunity to learn by using their hands. This table will get them started on a lifelong journey of experimenting and exploring!

The STEM Exploration table can do so much!

It has 6 panels for the children to use, including; a whiteboard, chalkboard, magnetic board, magnifier, mirror, and my personal favorite, a heat-sensitive board. The students can use the panels to practice writing, see how magnets work, see how things reflect in a mirror, and see how temperature can affect things. We will also utilize the bins for sensory activities where the students can learn through sensory play.

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

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STEM Exploration Table • Kaplan Early Learning Company $539.96 1 $539.96

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