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Mr. Herkert from Petersburg IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Science Supplies

Help me give my students classroom sets of magnets, two different sets of chain reaction kits, as well as the marble maze construction kit.

  • $498 goal

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My Students

Our students are creative, thoughtful and always full of questions! They enjoy engaging projects and challenges that allow them to think outside the box to find solutions! They come to school each day ready to try new things in order to grow both personally and academically. They really are a phenomenal group of young people! Our school is located in a small Central Illinois community just northwest of the state capital of Springfield.

There are days in each classroom where students love learning, but our goal is to make it so that is an every day occurrence!

The classroom culture, learning, and teaching styles may vary from room to room. In each room we incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, and alternative seating and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are. While each classroom may be different, at the heart of each is a passion for education. It is this passion that helps create a place where students can blossom!

My Project

Our Students

Our school is simply incredible and we are in the process of converting some of our science curriculum to include more STEM activities and projects.

Our students are brought up in a diverse and mixed culture. Our students crave learning in all kinds of hands-on ways. They are smart and ready to learn using a variety of methods. These students make me want to do all I can to make them continue to love coming to school every day. Some rely on school as their escape, to learn and have some fun while getting a quality education. Our students love school, love learning and by providing them with meaningful experiences, their quest for knowledge can be achieved!

My Project

The classroom sets of magnets, two different sets of chain reaction kits, as well as the marble maze construction kit will give our students an incredible hands on learning experiences . They can build their own chain reactions and measure their data from the experiments. The magnets will help enforce our efforts to transform our curriculum to the new age science standards. The kids need to learn about building, recording and analyzing data. The materials in these STEM kits are extremely important to help students have hands on tools to create and design.

All of these materials are very necessary to have in the STEM learning experiences our students desperately need!

Mr. Herkert
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP849 - Create-A-Chain Reaction STEM Kit - Gr. 3-5 - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 2 $179.98
PP848 - Create-A-Chain Reaction STEM Kit - Gr. 3-5 - Starter Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 2 $99.98
SUPER MAGNET CLASSROOM LAB KIT • School Specialty $36.91 2 $73.82
PP238 - Clear-View Marble Run • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 2 $25.98

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