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Mrs. Chamberlain from Concord CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Stimulating STEM Lab and Marvelous Makerspace

My students need an in class STEM Lab and Makerspace to promote creativity and productivity.

  • $516 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work at a wonderful, family oriented school Title I Program Improvement school with awesome students! The majority of our families are considered to be low to low-middle income with many living below the poverty line. More than one-third of our students speak English as a second language.

Our school offers extra assistance and enrichment when needed.

We have a part-time intervention teacher who spends 100% of her day on student academic intervention. Our school is lucky enough to have three Autism specific classes with students who mainstream into general education classes throughout the day. We have a resource class for special education students and for those who need extra help, a garden teacher (paid for by a generous grant) that works with the students on the Next Generation Science Standards, volunteers who come read with and/or tutor our students several times a week, and many teachers who run intervention and enrichment classes after school.

My Project

STEM Labs and Makerspaces give students the opportunity to explore their own interests. They allow them to build, create, and experiment. Students can test a hypothesis, build a simple machine, learn to use tools, or create a robot.

All students, regardless of age or ability, need the opportunity to express their creativity.

I already have a small STEM Lab in my classroom. I would like to expand it and add additional materials to begin a Makerspace as well.

I want my students to be able to explore their interests and build or create something they can share with their friends and family. These materials will allow them to do just that. Perhaps they can build a robotic car and race their friends or make a marble run and see whose marble will finish the maze the fastest. The materials purchased will allow them to do just that.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
IRIS USA, Inc. Medium Plastic Desktop Drawer System, Black (150181) • Staples Advantage $15.89 6 $95.34
Creative LEGO Brick Set • LEGO Education $62.95 1 $62.95
TT570X - Design & Play STEAM Kits - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
PP239 - Super-Fun Marble Run - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC944 - Maker Space Wooden Dowels Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC947 - Maker Space Fasteners Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC948 - Maker Space Gears & Spools Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC946 - Maker Space Plastic Tubing Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC945 - Maker Space Containers Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
LC949 - Maker Space Wheels & Propellers Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99

Materials cost

$355.21

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$32.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$438.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.30

Total project goal

$515.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$515.34

5 Donors

-$307.14

Donations toward project cost

-$261.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.17

match offer

-$207.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$176.07

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.07

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.06

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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