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Mrs. Austin from Manton MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Supplies for Super Scientists

My students need hands on STEM bins to challenge them and make learning fun!

  • $304 goal

This project expired on December 14, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Title I school’s motto is that our students are worth it, and they truly are! I hold my students to high expectations in spite of their life situations. Being a Title I school means that over 50% of our student population receive free or reduced price lunch. I have to use a variety of ways to keep my students motivated; flexible seating will add a new dimension to that motivation.

When you walk into my classroom you will see students working around the room in various ways.

Several students would be standing behind their chairs, some laying on the floor, and others sitting on the counter. They like to move, spread out, and find a spot in the classroom that allows them to do their personal best.

My Project

My students love using manipulatives to help then learn. STEM is a great way to ensure they are getting this hands on learning they love so much.

STEM bins are such an easy way to complete an experiment!

With the materials I have selected, I will create drawers with all the materials students will need in order to complete various tasks. Each drawer will come with instructions on what to do with the materials. I have added a drawer cart to my project so that I can store materials for easy student access. Some of the tasks are open ended, which means the students have countless possibilities. Some of the tasks have a set answer, but more than one way to get to the answer.

I have also selected some great, ready to go STEM kits which will supplement our science curriculum by giving students hands on materials to explore the concepts we are learning.

Another great benefit of STEM is that students are not only focusing on science, technology, engineering and math, but they learn to work as a team! This is essential for building our classroom community, and learning the important lifelong skill of teamwork. Students will be required to think critically and work hard to work through their assigned task.Please consider donating to help my class become the best learners they can be!

Mrs. Austin
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE893 - Basketball STEM Challenge Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
TT759 - Building Brick STEM Challenge Kit - Gr. 3-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Honey-Can-Do CRT-02214 10 Drawer Multicolor Storage Cart • Amazon Business $37.49 1 $37.49
DD121 - Survive the Quake Engineering Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Magformers Basic Set (30 pieces) magnetic building blocks, educational magnetic tiles, magnetic building STEM toy • Amazon Business $29.48 1 $29.48
KID K’NEX – Build A Bunch Set – 66 Pieces – For Ages 3+ Construction  Educational Toy • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Brain Blox Wooden Building Blocks for Kids - Building Planks Set, STEM Toy for Boys and Girls (100 Pieces) • Amazon Business $22.50 1 $22.50

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