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Mrs. Rohr from Carmel IN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Using STEM Activities to Create Critical Thinkers

My students need Legos, Tinkertoy 30 model super building set, string, Duct tape, craft sticks and straws to construct machines for STEM challenges.

  • $364 goal

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My Students

I am so grateful to greet 26 eager second graders each morning. These students come to school every day ready to learn.

At the beginning of the year, they created their own mission statement: Our mission is to learn more about reading, writing, math, science and social students.

We will be leaders by helping others, listening to everyone, taking turns and working together. We will always try to do our best work! I am so proud to say they are doing a fantastic job fulfilling their mission.

My Project

I would like to support my students’ mission by creating a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) work area with a variety of building materials. Materials such as Legos, Tinkertoy 30 model super building set, string, duct tape, craft sticks, balloons and straws will be used by students to make a creation to solve a problem. Students will also be engaged in STEM challenges to build the fastest race car, create the strongest pulley system, or build the strongest bridge.

This area would not only allow my students the opportunity to work on their academic skills, but also on the 7 habits (7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey) – be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek first to understand than to be understood, synergize, and sharpen the saw.

In addition, these STEM activities may provide opportunities for students to learn from their mistakes, grow as learners, improve their critical thinking skills and become interested in STEM careers.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TINKERTOY 30 Model Super Building Set - 200 Pieces - For Ages 3+ Preschool Educational Toy • Amazon Business $37.26 1 $37.26
LARGE 800 Piece Straws Builders Construction Building Toy - Giant Pack with Special Connectors by Playlearn • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
IRIS 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $26.70 1 $26.70
IQ BUILDER | STEM Learning Toys | Creative Construction Engineering | Fun Educational Building Toy Set for Boys and Girls Ages 5 6 7 8 9 10 Year Old + | Best Toy Gift for Kids | 164 PCS Kit with Box • Amazon Business $24.77 1 $24.77
Learning Resources Super Magnet Lab Kit, 124 Pieces • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
18 Roll Variety Pack of Bazic Print and Solid Colors (brights and regular colors) of All Purpose Duct Tape • Amazon Business $20.28 1 $20.28
50 Stem Labs - Science Experiments for Kids (50 STEM Labs 2.0) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Customary SAFE-T Weight Set, 13 Pieces • Amazon Business $19.89 1 $19.89
AGARE 500 PC Bars Different Shape Creative and Educational Building Building Block Toy - 3D Puzzle With a Plastic Storage Box • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Klutz LEGO Chain Reactions Craft Kit • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Party Balloons 12 Inches Rainbow Set (100 Pack), Assorted Colored Balloons Bulk Made With Strong Latex For Helium Or Air Use, Birthday Balloon Arch Supplies • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Darice Polyester Kite String, 500-Yard (2 pack) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Perfect Stix Jumbo Craft Sticks ( Pack of 500ct) • Amazon Business $9.82 1 $9.82
Bazic Assorted dimensiones 227g/0,5libras. Bandas de goma, Multi Color (46548P), Colorido • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18

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