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Ms. Lowe from Mabton WA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Manipulatives for Next Generation Science

My students need STEM related engineering manipulatives to help them understand the Next Generation Science Standards. These K'nex kits will help them to understand Design and Motion, a 5th grade standard towards the new state testing.

  • $594 goal

This project expired on November 1, 2018.

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My Students

Coming from hard-working agricultural families, my students are Mexican-American and Native American students from low-income households in rural Washington state. Our school district is 87% Free Lunch program qualified in a rural, agricultural area (dairy, apples, cherries, and grapes), with 21% of our students coming from migrant families. This tiny school district is on the border of one of the largest Native American reservations in the United States. Poverty and hunger are real. With a great lack of community income, school resources are stretched beyond shelf-life. These students lack the resources that richer, white school districts easily receive.

My Project

These K'nex kits will make a real difference in my students learning by helping them to understand the engineering part of our Science curriculum, in our 5th grade Design and Motion unit. Students will work with these K'nex manipulatives to understand pulleys, mass, force, movement, and energy. The donations to this project will help my students to understand Science and Engineering concepts that are new to them, with hands-on experiences that will make their learning meaningful and engaging. Students retain what they are learning through hands-on activities. These K'next kits will help my students for many more years to come.

Ms. Lowe
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
K’NEX Thrill Rides – Double Doom Roller Coaster Building Set – 891 Pieces – Ages 9+ Engineering Educational Toy • Amazon Business $71.63 1 $71.63
K'NEX Thrill Rides – Web Weaver Roller Coaster Building Set (439 Piece), Ages 9 and up – Construction Educational Toy • Amazon Business $48.39 1 $48.39
K’NEX 100 Model Building Set – 863 Pieces – Ages 7+ Engineering Educational Toy • Amazon Business $47.78 1 $47.78
K'NEX Thrill Rides Lunar Launch Roller Coaster Building Set • Amazon Business $44.49 1 $44.49
K’NEX Imagine – Power and Play Motorized Building Set – 529 Pieces – Ages 7 and Up – Construction Educational Toy • Amazon Business $41.95 1 $41.95
K'NEX Thrill Rides - 3-in-1 Classic Amusement Park Building Set • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
K'NEX Thrill Rides – Electric Inferno Roller Coaster Building Set – 639 Pieces – For Ages 9+ Engineering Education Toy • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
K’NEX Education ‒ STEM Explorations: Swing Ride Building Set ‒ 486 Pieces ‒ Ages 8+ Engineering Education Toy • Amazon Business $32.00 1 $32.00
K’NEX Thrill Rides – Infinite Journey Roller Coaster Building Set – 347 Pieces – Ages 7+ – Engineering Educational Toy • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
K’NEX Revolution Ferris Wheel Building Set – 344 Pieces with Battery Powered Motor – Ages 7+ Engineering Education Toy • Amazon Business $24.24 1 $24.24
K'NEX Education STEM EXPLORATIONS: Levers & PULLEYS Building Set Building Kit • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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