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  • $569 goal

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Mrs. Hilderbrand
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

STEM Students - Engineering Successful Futures!

My students need hands-on STEM materials, including Magnatiles and a Chain Reaction Set, in order to explore the Next Generation Science Standards, which incorporate Physical Science, Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Engineering Design.

My Students

Motivated. Ambitious. Caring. Kind. These are just a few words that describe the students in my class. My students are enthusiastic to come to school each day and are motivated to do their best. They have ambitions to become productive, contributing citizens in society. These kids are caring and kind to their classmates, friends, family and staff. What is it that they are lacking?

While our students may be lacking in financial resources, they have the ambition and motivation to do great things in their lifetimes.

Our remote, desert school is a Title I school in which the majority of students receive free or reduced price lunch. Many of our students come from military families or homes with single parents who are struggling to make ends meet.

My Project

These materials will help the students develop critical thinking skills which are essential in life. The Magnatiles allow students to explore design in space while still using their hands, rather than sitting in front of a computer program. The Problem Solving kits encourage brainstorming and cooperation in order to be successful while solving a real-life problem.

Providing students with hands-on activities in science, technology and engineering encourages them to develop critical life skills such as planning, problem solving, and perseverance.

Being able to function in a technology based world means more than simply being able to access a computer program. Students need to be able to visualize the problem, brainstorm ideas, design and manipulate their solution, and evaluate/modify their design.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG547 - Magna-Tiles® - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
PP849 - Create-A-Chain Reaction STEM Kit - Gr. 3-5 - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.99 1 $89.99
PP846 - Lakeshore Gear Builders - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP129 - John Henry Problem Solving STEM Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP343 - Thomas Edison Problem Solving STEM Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT759 - Building Brick STEM Challenge Kit - Gr. 3-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99

Materials cost

$409.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$37.51

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$483.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.34

Total project goal

$568.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$568.94

2 Donors

-$568.94

Donations toward project cost

-$483.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.34

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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