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Ms. Bauer from Saint Marys PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Investigations for Awesome Kids!

Help me give my students the opportunity to have easy access to coding, circuits, and other STEM activities so they can create and investigate!

  • $325 goal

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My Students

My 3rd grade students are an awesome collection of varied learning abilities. They are excited about hands-on activities, especially those that involve putting pieces together and making them work. They work well in small groups or with a partner.

My school contains a majority of students who receive free or reduced lunches and come to me from families that are low-income.

Even the students who have academically challenging situations occurring in their personal life will benefit from these ready made coding, circuit, and STEM activities.

My Project

These items will introduce my 3rd-grade students to 21st

century learning in the form of easy access kits that include coding and basic circuitry activities.

Often times Science and Social Studies are secondary subjects in the elementary classroom which end up being cut if a special program is occurring during the school day. We have little time to allow students to investigate and explore those very activities which promote problem-solving and independent thinking.

My goal through this project is to make supplies available throughout the day to allow, not only early finishers, but all students to get a chance to discover how amazing the world around them is and how it really works. We cover a basic circuitry unit in Science and these hands-on kits would allow them time to manipulate the actual circuits and coding gadgets. From this experience, the students will problem solve as they explore so that the learning is done through actual "doing" instead of videos or textbooks. I want to promote this 21st-century learning mindset in all subjects, especially those that sometimes seem to get pushed to the back burner.

Ms. Bauer
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snap Circuits SCL-175 Lights Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 175 Exciting STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 55 Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun • Amazon Business $47.46 2 $94.92
PANTHEON Circuits for Kids STEM Science Electronic Circuit Kit Toy - 600 Projects for Age 8 9 10 11 12 to 15 Year Old - 64 Pieces • Amazon Business $44.97 1 $44.97
Learning Resources Botley the Coding Robot Activity Set, Innovative Toy of the Year • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Pantheon Circuit Kit with Lighted Bricks 115 Different Projects in 1, Best STEM Educational Gift for Boys and Girls Ages 6 - 14, Science Experiment Kit w Electronic Blocks, 34pcs, Circuits for Kids • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Learning Resources Botley The Coding Robot Accessory Set, Multicolor • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

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