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Ms. Planinsek from Plainfield IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Learning Labs Will Change Our Future - and Yours!

My students need STEM learning labs to foster their problem solving skills and provide opportunities to dive into the worlds of science, technology, engineering, and math.

  • $451 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the best job ever! I teach 5th Grade Gifted and Talented students. They are thoughtful, inquisitive problem-solvers that love to learn about the world. Many of these kids have been in class together for several years and I love to watch their friendships continue to grow and develop. 5th Grade is the age where they are truly starting to figure out who they are and I love that I get to be a part of their discovery.

My students LOVE a challenge!

I try to incorporate as many real-life problems into our day as I can, in hopes that one day they will look back on 5th grade and say, "Miss Planinsek taught me this!"

My Project

My students are part of the gifted program and I am constantly trying to find ways to engage their brain in different ways. These STEM Learning Labs will provide eight separate challenges for my students to explore in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.

They can build a rollercoaster, design a robotic hand, or even invent a way to alarm their pencil box!

Each project-based lab includes step-by-step activities that students complete in order—culminating in an in-depth engineering activity that really brings concepts to life. Students simply work through each activity with partners or in groups…and build the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills they’ll need for success in the future! Each lab has all the materials students need.

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP900X - STEM Learning Labs - Gr. 4-5 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
PP909 - Real-World STEM Challenges Small-Group Kit - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00

Materials cost

$348.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$383.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.63

Total project goal

$450.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$450.85

6 Donors

-$331.31

Donations toward project cost

-$305.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

match offer

-$91.95

Match offer toward project cost

-$78.16

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.79

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.58

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$0.00

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