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Mrs. Hernandez from Eureka CA is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Materials for Hands-on Engagement!

Help me give my students STEM materials to foster their inner curiosity while being hands-on and minds-on and becoming our future leaders.

  • $891 goal

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My Students

Students in my 3rd grade class are active, creative, and full of wonder! They absolutely thrive on hands-on engaging projects. While so much of our educational focus is on language arts and math my students need materials to foster their love of learning, which will in turn create critical thinkers, increase science literacy, and result in the next generation of innovators.

Nestled behind the Redwood Curtain in Eureka, CA many students come to school from trauma based homes.

Humboldt County leads California in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Students enjoy coming to school because they find it to be a safe place where schedules and routines stay consistent, food is available, and teachers and friends are abundant. I make it a priority to create a family like atmosphere in my classroom where risk taking is encouraged and mistakes are accepted!

My Project

When my project is funded students will have access to many STEM activities! Many of the activities are individual or small group focused, so students may work on a project when other work is complete. I will have STEM scheduled into my lesson plans allowing for inquiry and project based learning. I will be creating independent thinkers that will feel confident in planning a project and executing it allowing for possible failure, but persevering through to the end.

To succeed in our fast paced ever changing technological society, students need to have opportunities to be hands-on and minds-on with STEM activities.

With your support I know we can create students that will be prepared for the future.

Mrs. Hernandez
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magformers Smart Set (144-piece ), Deluxe Building Set. Magnetic Building Blocks, Educational Magnetic Tiles, Magnetic Building STEM Toy Set • Amazon Business $141.74 1 $141.74
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 Building Toys for Creative Play; Kids Creative Kit (484 Pieces) • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Brickyard Building Blocks 4 Baseplates, Improved Design 10 x 10 Inches Large Thick Base Plates for Building Bricks, for Activity Table or Displaying Compatible Construction Toys (2 Green, 2 Blue) • Amazon Business $15.95 3 $47.85
63074 Magformers Creator Carnival Set (46-pieces) Deluxe Building Set. Magnetic Building Blocks, Educational Magnetic Tiles, Magnetic Building STEM Toy Set • Amazon Business $42.55 1 $42.55
Snap Circuits Classic SC-300 Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 300 Projects | Full Color Project Manual | 60+ Snap Circuits Parts | STEM Educational Toy for Kids 8+ • Amazon Business $41.99 1 $41.99
Magformers Amazing Construction 50Piece, Wheels, Orange Colors, Educational Magnetic Geometric Shapes Tiles Building STEM Toy Set Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $41.15 1 $41.15
K'NEX Education - Intro to Simple Machines: Levers and Pulleys Set – 178 Pieces – For Grades 3-5 – Construction Education Toy • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Magnetic Blocks STEM Educational Gifts and Toys Set for Boys,Magneitc Tiles are Best Birthday Gift for Kids 102PCS • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Marble Genius Marble Run Super Set - 100 Complete Pieces + Free Instruction App (85 Translucent Marbulous Pieces + 15 Glass Marbles) • Amazon Business $36.99 1 $36.99
Makey An Invention Kit for Everyone • Amazon Business $32.97 1 $32.97
Learning Resources Gears! Gears! Gears! Robot Factory Building Set, 80 Pieces • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Engino Discovering STEM Structures Constructions & Bridges | 9 Working Models | Illustrated Instruction Manual | Theory & Facts | Experimental Activities | STEM Construction Kit • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 100 STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 30 Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Magnetic Blocks 4 Pieces Wheels Set,Compatible with Other Brands of Standard Size Magnetic Tiles, Magnetic Toys Wheels Bases for Kids/Toddler • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Klutz Lego Chain Reactions Science & Building Kit, Age 8 • Amazon Business $16.62 1 $16.62
K'NEX Education STEM EXPLORATIONS: Levers & PULLEYS Building Set Building Kit • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Klutz Lego Gadgets Science & Activity Kit, Ages 8+ • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99

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