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Mrs. Jackson from Fort Worth TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Mouse Trap Remix

Help me give my students hands-on experiences and project based learning (STEM) with a LEGO Kit, four Klutz LEGO Chain Reaction Kits, four Klutz LEGO Gadgets and four LEGO Building Mats.

  • $284 goal

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My Students

My 2nd and 3rd grade students enjoyed learning about Chain Reactions last year and the next logical project would be the Mouse Trap STEM Project because it includes the Science of Chain Reaction, but extends to Simple Machines. My students are excited to learn by building background with research, solving problems, and using professional methodology.

Most of my students are Gifted and Talented, which are high academic performer compared to their peers.

In addition, the other students have the potential of performing at high levels. The school is has an excellent learning culture which is reflected in our classes. This is my second year working with my students and I find them very eager to learn new things. They are excited about critical thinking and hands-on projects. I love them because they are lifelong learners.

My Project

We are requesting the Klutz LEGO Chain Reaction Kits, Klutz LEGO Gadgets and LEGO Bricks kit which will help my students build an understanding of STEM Projects, foster lessons with hands-on and inquiry based project "The Mouse Trap".

Students will use the Chain Reaction kits and Klutz LEGO Gadget kits to create a mouse trap that has chain reactions, simple or complex machines and learn how they are used in the real world.

My students will gain an understanding of the principles that make simple and complex machines work in their mouse trap design. There are 11 different machines: claw, catapult, spin-o-vision, Ghost Gazzer and etc... It will promote STEM and encourage creativity with open ended prompts.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Klutz Lego Gadgets • Amazon Business $18.67 4 $74.68
Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit • Amazon Business $15.35 4 $61.40
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
LEGO Classic Blue Baseplate 10714 Building Kit (1 Piece) • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96

Materials cost

$208.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$241.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.56

Total project goal

$283.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$283.71

3 Donors

-$278.41

Donations toward project cost

-$241.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.30

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$0.00

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