Closed (Partial Funding): STEM Centers for North Woods Grade 1

Summary: Help purchase materials for STEM Centers that facilitate hands-on investigations in order to stimulate curiosity for science, technology, engineering, and math among 1st-graders at North Woods.

Goal: $1,210   •   Amount raised: $330   •   School: North Woods International School   •   Sponsor Name: Sarah Kratt


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About My Project: Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce. I feel that it is important to expose students to science, technology, engineering, and math starting at a young age. First graders are naturally curious, so making STEM learning fun can light a spark in many of our district’s students. I hope to purchase many hands-on tools for the students in my classroom to work with throughout the day. STEM learning centers outfitted with these tools can help first graders develop important skills such as reasoning, teamwork, creativity, critical thinking, and more. These tools focus on real-world problem solving and prepare our future workforce talent for life beyond school. It integrates our math and science curriculum content and helps them to see how to apply it to real-world situations.

Much of the emphasis in the first grade curriculum focuses on reading, writing, and building a solid language arts foundation. I want to expand beyond developing their reading and writing skills, and fill those with an interest in STEM activities with excitement for science and math.

I will buy many STEM active learning sets and building tools with this grant. Our children will love to experiment with bridge builders, problem solving games, gears, roller coaster sets, critical thinking challenges, puzzles, and more. I am confident that this type of hands-on fun can help to create a love of learning science, technology, engineering, and math skills!

Where Your Donation Goes:
Money will be used to purchase a variety of activities and games, such as: Tangramino Game; Think Fun Solitare Chess; Architecto Game; Equilibrio Game; Magz-Bricks 40 Magnetic Building set; Emido Clip connect; Block buddies; Learning Resources Mental Blox Critical Thinking Game; Pixy Cubes; Learning Resources Code and Go Robot Mouse; Learning Resources Creative Color Cubes; Gearation Refrigerator Magnets; Popular Playthings Magnetic Match Rings; Learning Resources Primary Science Magnet Set; Learning Resources Geometric Shapes Building Set; The Ultimate Wall Coaster Set; Learning Resources Tumble Trax; Learning Resources Primary Science Viewscope and slides; Learning Resources iTrax Critical Thinking Game; Learning Resources Stem Force and Motion Set; Learning Resources Pattern Block Design Cards; Magformers Standard Set; Educational Toys Construction Engineering Blocks; Goobi 110 Piece Construction Set; Laser Maze Logic Game; Learning Resources Gears Gears Gears; Gravity Maze; Zoob 250 Piece Building Set; Create a Chain Reaction STEM kit; Fairy Tales Problem Solving; Engineer-a-coaster activity kit; and STEM Science Stations.

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  • If fundraising falls short of the goal, money will be used to fulfill as much of the project as feasible.
  • If fundraising exceeds the goal, the project will be expanded or money will go to a similar purpose at the same school.