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Mrs. Wiggins from Carson City NV is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Engineers Designing Solutions to Real World Problems

Help me give my students makerspace supplies so we can apply our science concepts using the engineering design process.

  • $1,990 goal

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My Students

Our students are ready to take on the world as they engage in STEM lessons in the classroom. We have passionate teachers that want to provide our students with authentic learning experiences.

Eager to learn, our students have a limited perspective that doesn't expand the confines of our neighborhood.

Students venture outside of this 1-2 square mile area rarely, if ever, unable to see the world and build a global perspective. Many of our students don't realize that we have a college in our area which is less than 6 miles away from our school.

As English language learners, our students need experiences that help them make connections to the world around them.

My Project

The materials I am requesting are to support a Makerspace for all of our elementary students. We want to create an innovative and creative space full of supplies to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.

With these supplies, our students will be engaged in authentic learning opportunites using the engineering design process.

This will allow our students to gain a deeper understanding of science concepts as they apply their knowledge to design solutions for real-world problems.

These supplies will support 4 different 4th grade classes with over 100 students. The LED lights, batteries, copper tape, and snap circuits will be used to support our standards on circuits. The KNEX renewable energy sets will support our students as they learn about renewable resources. The Straw and Connector sets, Connects Imagine sets, and shaker tables will be use for students to design earthquake proof structures. All of the supplies will support our engineering standards.

Although these supplies are geared more towards our 4th grade students, many can be adapted to support different grade levels with their science and engineering standards.

Mrs. Wiggins
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 550 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
K’NEX Education – Renewable Energy Set – 583 Pieces – Ages 10+ – Engineering Educational Toy • Amazon Business $143.79 4 $575.16
Snap Circuits Extreme SC-750 Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 750 STEM Projects | 4-Color Project Manual | 80+ Snap Modules | Unlimited Fun • Amazon Business $87.49 4 $349.96
hand2mind Rocking Wobbletop Shake Table • Amazon Business $56.95 4 $227.80
Skoolzy Stem Toys for Boys & Girls - Straws and Connectors with Wheels Fine Motor Skills Engineering Toys Building Blocks - Kids Educational Toys for 3, 4, 5, 6 Year Olds - 400pc Creative Tinker Games • Amazon Business $35.99 4 $143.96
K'NEX Imagine - Click & Construct Value Building Set - 522Piece - 35 Models - Engineering Educational Toy Building Set • Amazon Business $33.24 4 $132.96
4 Pack Copper Foil Tape with Conductive Adhesive for EMI Shielding, Slug Repellent, Paper Circuits, Electrical Repairs, Grounding(1/4inch) • Amazon Business $9.98 4 $39.92
SkoTeRy 4 X 25 Pack CR2032 Lithium Battery 3V CR 2032 Coin Cell 230mAh Bulk • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
500 pcs(5x100)5mm LED Light Emitting Diode Assortment Kit,Low Voltage Diffused Diode for DIY PCB Circuit,Indicator Lights • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59

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