Funding and Grants

We’re here to help! Find the resources, tools, and guidance needed to secure funding and bring Lectec’s interactive and hands-on STEM learning experiences to your classroom.

Secure funding in 3 easy steps:

1. Read the information below to find the right funding sources for your classroom. 

2. Use our resources to guide you while filling out your requests. Check out our templates, verbiage, and standards alignments.

3. Submit your grant, sit back, and watch the money come in!

Funding Resources

Tons of grant opportunities exist for schools and districts! Here’s some of our favorites:

Committed to equity in education, Donors Choose is leading the field in supporting classrooms around the world.

Find and apply to endless education grants that fits your location, deadline, and needs. New grants are added everyday!

An easy-to-use funding platform helping to connect your classroom to the right donors. Apply to new ongoing grants every 3 months.

Apply to the NEA’s Student Success Grants to raise money for a project that you believe will stimulate students’ curiosity and excitement.

Key Points

Summary Templates

Hello, my name is [Name], and I am a [Position] at [School]. I'm reaching out to the community for support in bringing innovative STEM learning tools to our students.

Lectec is a company that teaches students how to build their own electric skateboards in a fun and educational STEM experience. The project teaches physics and engineering concepts in an engaging way, where our students will develop a deeper understanding of energy efficiency, mechanical engineering, and mathematics through exciting real-world applications.

Our [School] community is [Brief Description of Community/School Environment]. We are dedicated to providing practical learning experiences, but need your support to bring these opportunities to our students. We aim to raise [$ Amount] to purchase [Number of Kits] electric skateboard kits. With these kits, we will foster problem-solving, teamwork, and creative thinking skills in our students.

Your donation is not just funding materials; you are sparking curiosity and preparing our students for future success in STEM fields. Any contribution makes a significant difference in our classroom.


[Your Name and Contact Information]

Every student shares a common curiosity and enthusiasm for hands-on learning. [Insert Short Personal Classroom Story Encapsulating Your Own Classroom’s Need For Hands-On Learning].

Our goal to raise [$ Amount] will provide our students at [School Name] in [Neighborhood/City] with [Number of Kits] Lectec DIY electric skateboard kits. 

Lectec's innovative tools will not only enhance our STEM curriculum, but also give our students the tangible experiences they crave, bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. This initiative is more than just a project; it's a gateway to empowering our students with the skills needed for tomorrow's challenges.

Every contribution brings us closer to providing an educational experience that our young innovators can get excited about. Thank you for considering our cause and helping to shape the future of our students.

Warm regards,

[Your Name and Contact Information]

Our [Class Subject] class at [School Name] is eager to dive deeper into STEM, but we lack the necessary resources to do so. The need for a better STEM education became apparent when [Brief Personal Classroom Moment]. Getting new and engaging educational tools is for more than just a project; it's a gateway to empowering our students with the skills needed for tomorrow's challenges.

We're seeking [$ Amount] to purchase [Number of Kits] Lectec electric skateboard kits. These skateboard kits blend physics and engineering with real-world application, sparking our students' interest and creativity in STEM subjects. Your donation will make a significant impact, offering our students a hands-on learning experience sure to excite them about important subjects within our curriculum.

Thank you for considering our project and helping to push our classroom into the future.


[Your Name and Contact Information]


  • Integrating Lectec kits into the classroom significantly enhances student engagement and understanding of STEM concepts, providing hands-on learning experiences that foster creativity and problem-solving skills.
  • Using Lectec in the classroom revolutionizes today’s methods of teaching physics and engineering, enabling students to apply theoretical knowledge in practical, real-world scenarios.
  • Lectec’s electric skateboard kits are instrumental in increasing student interest in math and science, offering a unique and interactive approach to learning that encourages collaboration and innovation.
  • Students have shown remarkable improvements in STEM subjects introduced to Lectec, which offers an immersive and enjoyable learning experience that bridges the gap between theory and application.
  • Lectec is transforming the approach to STEM education by providing students with an engaging platform to explore energy efficiency and mechanical principles, leading to higher levels of participation and understanding.
  • Students will engage actively with STEM principles through hands-on learning experiences.
  • Students will enhance their problem-solving and critical thinking skills by applying math and physics concepts to build and test their electric skateboards.
  • Students will develop a deeper understanding of energy efficiency and mechanical engineering by exploring the design and functionality of their electric skateboards.
  • Students will cultivate teamwork and collaboration skills through group projects involving the construction and customization of their electric skateboards.
  • Students will apply theoretical knowledge in practical settings, fostering a connection between classroom learning and real-world applications with Lectec kits.
  • Student comprehension of physics concepts through practical projects: Students tasked to deliver or perform specific outputs utilizing Lectec kits to design, build, and test electric skateboards, demonstrating real-world applications of theoretical knowledge.
  • Group assessments based on collaborative projects: Using knowledge from previous assemblies, students compete in groups to accomplish a specific creative design or task, evaluating teamwork, problem-solving, and project management skills alongside STEM learning objectives.
  • Individual assessments through reflective journals/portfolios: After each lesson or project, students document their learning journey, innovations, creative ideas, and personal epiphanies while working with Lectec electric skateboard kits.
  • Practical exams utilizing Lectec kits: Using prior knowledge and instruction, students demonstrate their understanding of mechanical and electrical principles by assembling and optimizing electric skateboards without guidance.
  • Student engagement and comprehension assessments: Students take pre- and post-tests surrounding the Lectec curriculum, noting improvements in knowledge and application of scientific principles.
  • Early access to STEM education fosters critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills, positioning Lectec as a key tool in developing these competencies through interactive and practical learning experiences.
  • Introducing STEM concepts at a young age prepares students for future challenges and careers; Lectec enhances this preparation by providing a hands-on approach to learning that is both engaging and educational.
  • Access to STEM education encourages curiosity and innovation; Lectec supports this by offering a platform where young learners can apply scientific principles in real-world scenarios.
  • STEM education often leads to higher academic achievement and interest in scientific fields; Lectec contributes to this by making complex concepts accessible and enjoyable for young students.
  • Providing young children with STEM learning opportunities helps bridge the educational gap and promotes equal opportunities; Lectec aids in this by offering adaptable and inclusive educational kits.
  • Hands-on learning increases student retention rates by up to 75%, demonstrating significant improvements in understanding and recall over traditional teaching methods (Dale, Edgar, Holt, Rinehart & Winston).
  • Research indicates that schools implementing STEM projects see a 27% increase in student test scores compared to traditional learning environments, highlighting the positive impact of interactive education (Becker, K., & Park, K., Journal of STEM Education).
  • Implementing hands-on STEM education has been linked to a 40% reduction in student dropout rates, showcasing the motivational impact of engaging and practical learning experiences (National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, Clemson University).
  • Students participating in hands-on STEM projects demonstrate a 56% improvement in problem-solving skills, underscoring the value of experiential learning in developing critical thinking abilities (President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology).
  • Incorporating hands-on learning strategies in schools has been associated with a 33% increase in student creativity and innovation, highlighting the importance of interactive STEM projects in fostering future-ready skills (Partnership for 21st Century Skills).
  • Educational technology tool
  • Appeal to multiple learning styles
  • Compact, portable, and easy to assemble and clean up
  • Easy-to-use technology
  • Exciting, engaging, and immersive experiences
  • Enables students to apply theoretical knowledge to real world applications and problems
  • Makes learning fun and interactive
  • Increases classroom participation
  • Teaches principles of STEM including physics, math, science, energy efficiency, and mechanical and electrical engineering
  • Promotes the development of critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, teamwork, and communication skills through its hands-on approach to education


  • Applicable to:
  1. STEM
  2. STEAM
  3. Special education
  4. Gifted and talented
  5. ESL
  6. Maker spaces
  7. Coding camps
  8. After school programs
  9. Robotics clubs
  10. Skate clubs
  11. Learn-to-skate programs
  12. Homeschooling
  13. Elementary/middle/high schools
  14. Summer camps

Standards Alignment

Grades 4-12

Energy (4-PS3, MS-PS3-1, MS-PS3-2, MS-PS3-4, MS-PS3-5)

Earth & Human Activity (MS-ESS3-3, MS-ESS3-4, MS-ESS3-5, MS-ETS1-2)

Forces & Interaction (MS-PS2, HS-PS2)

Engineering Design (5-ETS1, MS-ETS1)

Chemical Reactions (HS-PS1)

HSN.Q.A.1: Use units as a way to understand problems and to guide the solution of multi-step problems; choose and interpret units consistently in formulas.

HSN.Q.A.2: Define appropriate quantities for the purpose of descriptive modeling.

HSN.Q.A.3: Choose a level of accuracy appropriate to limitations on measurement when reporting quantities.


1.3.d Explore Real-World Issues

1.4a: Innovative Designer

1.5.b Data Sets

1.7.d Local and Global Issues





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