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Mrs. Gray from Buckhannon WV is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Super Students Need STEM Activities to Be Successful In Science

My students need hands-on STEM activities to promote a love of learning in math and science.

  • $275 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach special education classes at an elementary school.

My students attend an elementary school in Appalachia where 100% of the students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Most even receive food bags for weekends and breaks. These students come from very low income or no income families. Many of my students come to school hungry. Some do not have electricity or running water. Others do not have a permanent home. These students have families that are known as rent hoppers- when the rent is due, they pack their garbage bag full of belongings and leave. Since the students will be considered homeless, they will be able to stay at our school.

Parents often have a string of boyfriends/girlfriends. The only stable life these students have is at school. Sadly, most of these students have a parent who has been arrested for drug-related incidents. Some students have even been removed from their homes.

My students have mental impairments, which means they have an IQ ranging from 70-85. They function anywhere from a 2nd-grade level to about a 3rd-grade level. These students will receive assistance and bring them closer to grade level in a fun, engaging environment.

My Project

My students need STEM materials to become better learners in science and math. They would love to have a variety of STEM activities that they can build and test, and games they can play to build their STEM knowledge and create curiosity to learn more. These students excel with hands-on materials and they thrive with activities that they perceive as fun.

It also doesn't hurt that these materials will help us learn to get along with our peers, build relationships with our peers, read and follow directions, and stay with a task until it is complete!

These games will play a lot of roles for my students!

The students chose materials such as Rube Goldberg's kits (Speeding Car Challenge, Rocket Challenge, Fly Trap Challenge, etc.), and some ThinkFun Games (Tipover, Circuit Maze, Roller Coaster Challenge, etc.). As the students progress in their ability, they will be able to play with the activities on their own or in small groups.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Think Fun Laser Maze (Class 1) Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls - Award Winning Game for Kids • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Think Fun Circuit Maze Electric Current Logic Game and STEM Toy - Toy of the Year Finalist, Teaches Players about Circuitry through Fun Gameplay • Amazon Business $29.77 1 $29.77
Think Fun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls - Toy of the Year Award Winner • Amazon Business $29.14 1 $29.14
Think Fun Roller Coaster Challenge STEM Toy for Boys and Girls and Building Game - TOTY Game of the Year Finalist • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
Think Fun Tipover,40 Challenge Cards • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Rube Goldberg the Rocket Challenge Interactive S.T.E.M Learning Kit • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
ThinkFun Hoppers Logic Game - Teaches Critical Thinking Skills Through Fun Gameplay • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
ThinkFun Lunar Landing Logic Game and STEM Toy - From the Inventor of the Famous Rush Hour Game • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Rube Goldberg - The Fly Trap Challenge • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Rube Goldberg the Trick Shot Challenge Kids Physics • Amazon Business $4.87 1 $4.87
Rube Goldberg the Speeding Car Challenge Kids Physics • Amazon Business $3.37 1 $3.37

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