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Mrs. Hubert from Chelsea MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM to the Rescue!

Help me give my students the "To the Rescue: Engineering Aid Drop Packages" STEM engineering kit from EiE so they can apply the engineering design process to a new challenge!

  • $478 goal

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My Students

The students in my schools are consistently eager to learn and enthusiastic about new and exciting learning opportunities, despite the challenges that they face outside of the classroom. Our students live in an urban, low-income city comprised largely of immigrant families. Many of our students speak a language other than English at home. Outside of school, our students are often met with low expectations simply because of environmental and socio-economic factors, which they cannot control.

What our students can control is their enthusiasm, their effort, and their resiliency, and these qualities are regularly on full display in school.

I am continually impressed by how the majority of our students approach challenging tasks, and eagerly apply a range of skills and creativity to solve novel problems. Every student has their own learning style and needs, and requires different methods, materials, and strategies in order to be successful. It is our job as educators to provide those various resources and opportunities so that every student can learn.

We need to provide frequent opportunities for our students to engage in authentic, innovative learning experiences to keep them motivated and engaged.

My Project

The EiE "To the Rescue: Engineering Bonanza: Engineering Aid Drop Packages" kit will be a valuable addition to our STEM learning time. My 4th grade STEM group will "engineer 'aid drop packages' that can be dropped from an aircraft, protect what’s inside, and are easy to find once they reach the ground."

This is just the type of engaging, concrete design project that my students find meaningful, and it will also provide an avenue to develop global awareness and and understanding of current events.

One of my goals is to increase students' access to STEM experiences--hands-on tasks to engage in innovative creative thinking and collaborative problem solving. Our students need more opportunities to develop the 21st century skills that will be essential for their success in life.

Our makerspace provides opportunities for students to engage in hands-on discovery, invention, and understanding, as they apply and investigate scientific concepts and skills, address real-life problems with creative thinking, and use technology in innovative ways to solve problems. Students can engage in innovative creative thinking and collaborative problem solving, by applying STEM concepts and modern technology and engineering-based skills in class, and outside of school during enrichment opportunities.

One of my main goals in integrating STEM and making into classrooms is for students to learn and apply the engineering design process, as they work in teams to imagine new ideas, build models, investigate concepts, make discoveries, and develop their own understandings. STEM projects can connect to all areas of the curriculum, but most importantly, students will develop invaluable 21st century skills, the 4 Cs--critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

The To the Rescue kit will enhance my students' learning experience and provide opportunities for them to apply the skills that they are learning.

Mrs. Hubert
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
To the Rescue: Engineering Aid Drop Packages • AKJ Education $370.60 1 $370.60

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