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Ms. Kuntz from Caro MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEMland: An Exploration of Reading

My students need a variety of inspiring mentor texts featuring STEM topics and influential people to read not only in class but to share with their families.

  • $986 goal

This project expired on July 19, 2017.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come to class each day excited to do things that are not available to them outside my little corner of their world. I work hard to bring varied experiences to our socioeconomically disadvantaged rural area, offering my students an opportunity to learn beyond the material and increase their critical thinking skills.

We also have a lot of fun along the way because although it can be hard, learning at its best should be interesting and encouraging.

Even the most challenging learners excel when pushed to see things in a new way. When we do our Makerspace Friday or STEAM experiments, my students comment that they wish that every day was that day. They are eager to learn and experience what is out there for them, finding a sense of pride when they learn something new and can teach others about it. This goes beyond my general classroom to my coding and robotics students, who give up their time after school to learn and experiment with me each week.

My Project

This project will take various mentor texts centered around STEM concepts and influential individuals to help expose my students to their valuable insights. Students in my STEM class will have an opportunity to pick books that interest them and will throughout the course of the year take different books home to read with their families.

By having these books available, they will expand their learning beyond the lessons and into the real world.

This connection may inspire them to look at STEM topics in a different light as well as encourage them to view future career opportunities that they never would have considered before.

Ms. Kuntz
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $14.63 2 $29.26
Minecraft Creator Markus "Notch" Persson (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $26.65 1 $26.65
Theoretical Physicist Brian Greene (STEM Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $26.65 1 $26.65
Computer Scientist Jean Bartik (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $26.65 1 $26.65
Gopro Inventor Nick Woodman (STEM Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $26.65 1 $26.65
Facebook Founder and Internet Entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $26.65 1 $26.65
Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $26.65 1 $26.65
Vaccine Innovators Pearl Kendrick and Grace Eldering (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $26.65 1 $26.65
Nintendo Video Game Designer Shigeru Miyamoto (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $26.65 1 $26.65
Astronaut Mae Jemison (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $26.65 1 $26.65
Google Glass and Robotics Innovator Sebastian Thrun (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $26.60 1 $26.60
Alternate Reality Game Designer Jane Mcgonigal (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $26.60 1 $26.60
Genetics Expert Joanna L. Kelley (STEM Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $26.60 1 $26.60
Astrophysicist and Space Advocate Neil Degrasse Tyson (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $26.60 1 $26.60
Aerospace Engineer Aprille Ericsson (STEM Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $26.60 1 $26.60
Youtube Founders Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $26.60 1 $26.60
Spacex and Tesla Motors Engineer Elon Musk (STEM Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $26.60 1 $26.60
Ipod and Electronics Visionary Tony Fadell (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $26.60 1 $26.60
Flickr Cofounder and Web Community Creator Caterina Fake (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $26.60 1 $26.60
Computer Engineer Ruchi Sanghvi (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $26.60 1 $26.60
Animal Scientist and Activist Jane Goodall (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $25.62 1 $25.62
Environmentalist Rachel Carson (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $25.62 1 $25.62
Programming Pioneer ADA Lovelace (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $25.62 1 $25.62
Urban Biologist Danielle Lee (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $24.96 1 $24.96
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.58 2 $23.16
Mars Science Lab Engineer Diana Trujillo (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $22.90 1 $22.90
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $10.77 2 $21.54
Nuclear Physicist Chien-Shiung Wu (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $19.28 1 $19.28
Mathematician and Computer Scientist Grace Hopper (Stem Trailblazer Bios) • Amazon Business $18.38 1 $18.38
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.47 2 $16.94
Library Book: Marvelous Mattie • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Papa's Mechanical Fish • Amazon Business $6.90 2 $13.80
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24

Materials cost

$796.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$838.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$147.90

Total project goal

$985.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$985.99

3 Donors

-$488.58

Donations toward project cost

-$422.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.79

match offer

-$488.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$415.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$73.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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