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Mrs. Ladrigan from Naugatuck CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Students Need Hands-On Materials!

Help me give my students hands-on and engaging STEM materials so they can grow their understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math including snap circuits, Makey Makey Collectors Gift Box Edition and more.

  • $537 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

How can we engage and motivate students to learn Science and Math? Our school welcomes students from kindergarten to fourth grade with a multitude of backgrounds, personalities, and experiences. These students are eager to learn the skills they need when given the right encouragement and tools to succeed. They persevere even when the math and science challenges them and work diligently when engaged in learning tasks.

Our students are visual and hands-on learners who need to manipulate materials to fully grasp concepts.

They thrive when supported and are overjoyed as they reach the next step in their learning. They want to learn and grow as mathematicians and scientists. All they need are engaging experiences and materials to work with using tools that support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics!

My Project

I want to offer a STEM night for our students and their families that provides them opportunities to work with and see STEM in a different way. The Makey Makey sets utilize technology with science and math concepts. Snap Circuits provide students hands-on experiences to understand the concepts of electricity beyond reading about it in a text. The challenge builder sets will allow students to understand and apply the steps of the design process. These materials will bring excitement to the concepts we learn in the classroom!

In order to learn STEM concepts, students need to manipulate the materials and easily adjust their designs.

Not only will we introduce these materials at a STEM night, but they will be available to the teachers at my school. I want them in classrooms and in the hands of our students. I want students to discover and explore a love of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in an engaging way. These materials offer endless possibilities and new opportunities for our students!

Mrs. Ladrigan
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Makey Makey Collectors Gift Box Edition • Amazon Business $49.95 4 $199.80
ZOOB BuilderZ S.T.E.M. Challenge • Amazon Business $21.49 4 $85.96
Snap Circuits 3D Illumination Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 150 STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 50+ Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun • Amazon Business $35.99 2 $71.98
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 100 STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 30 Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun • Amazon Business $22.00 2 $44.00
Carson Dellosa Seasonal STEM Challenges Learning Cards (140351) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99

Materials cost

$419.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$456.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$80.48

Total project goal

$536.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$536.51

6 Donors

-$492.39

Donations toward project cost

-$456.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.36

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.12

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$0.00

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