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Mrs. Dietrich from Joplin MO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Matters

Help me give my students materials and resources for hands-on opportunities to see how STEM concepts relate to life and make learning both interesting and fun!

  • $601 goal

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My Students

I am making the switch from Special Education to 6th Science. This year I will be teaching 6th grade Science. More than half of my students come from low-income households. I am wanting to enhance there learning through STEM education.

STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. All four of these pervades every part of our lives. By exposing students to STEM it gives them opportunities to explore these concepts and develop a passion for it. STEM makes both science and math hands-on and engaging.

My Project

The use of science, technology, engineering, and math pervades every part of our lives. By providing these STEM resources, you are giving my students an opportunity to explore these subjects hands-on and apply them to real-life situations. STEM enhances student learning and helps the student do much more than just learn.

With these resources students will be able to use STEM to:

-Develop and use a model to explain the cyclic patterns of lunar phases and eclipses of the sun and moon.

-Determine similarities and differences in findings to determine the relationship between scale, proportion, and quantity and their effects on certain properties.

-Construct a scientific explanation based on valid and reliable evidence obtained from sources (including students’ own experiments) and the assumption that theories and laws that describe the natural world.

-Develop a model to describe unobservable mechanisms.

-Design and develop a model to describe the absorption or release of energy as water changes its state and moves through the hydrologic cycle.

-Define a design problem that can be solved through the development of an object, tool, process, or systems.

- And SO much more!

Mrs. Dietrich
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 250 students.

14 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HexBug Pen Set • AKJ Education $69.99 2 $139.98
Robotics • AKJ Education $35.00 2 $70.00
K'Nex Intro To Simple Machines • AKJ Education $35.99 1 $35.99
100 Piece Essentials Value Set • AKJ Education $35.99 1 $35.99
STEM Magnets! Activity Set • AKJ Education $25.54 1 $25.54
Create-A-Maze™ • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
Gears! Gears! Gears!® 60-Piece Starter Building Set • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
100 Tall Stacker Pegs Only • AKJ Education $15.99 1 $15.99
Cross-Section Flower Model • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Cross-Section Earth Model • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Stem Explorations: Levers & Pulleys Building Set • AKJ Education $13.49 1 $13.49
Stem Explorations: Gears Building Set • AKJ Education $13.49 1 $13.49
Fun With Magnets • AKJ Education $12.78 1 $12.78
3Doodler Create: Mix color ABS pack - Cool Corals • AKJ Education $11.69 1 $11.69
KEVA Brain Builders • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Plastic Clothespins • AKJ Education $5.24 2 $10.48
3Doodler Start: Mint Pack • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99

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