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Ms. McGinty from Brooklyn NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring Our LEGO Robots to Life

My students need two LEGO EV3 Intelligent Bricks to build robots.

  • $526 goal

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My Students

My students are motivated, creative and inquisitive, and benefit academically and socially from hands-on experiences. In our urban, Title I public school we have students at all academic levels, English Language Learners, gifted and talented students, and children with special needs, most from low-income homes. All of them however, are eager to learn and would love to enhance their STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) content knowledge by becoming real live engineers, technologists and junior scientists.

As students reflect on photos of past projects funded by, they cannot wait for the next Junior Scientist Club project to begin!

Hands-on projects provide ways for all of our students to demonstrate achievement even if they struggle to do so in other subject areas. I am always impressed by how much they love small-team, challenging projects where they can showcase their achievements to the whole school community.

My Project

My Junior Scientist Club students need new LEGO EV3 Intelligent Bricks to bring their LEGO robots to life. Robotics Club team members worked diligently, collaboratively and with plenty of peer support this year to build fantastic LEGO robots. They worked intensely during several club sessions to create the actual robots and the challenges for their robots to complete. When it was time to program the robots we were all frustrated and disappointed to find that our old LEGO Intelligent Bricks were non-functioning. Students began troubleshooting solutions but to no avail. Students were unable to program the robots to perform the challenges that had been designed.

This hands-on project will provide students with experiences in all four STEM subjects.

Having the LEGO EV3 Intelligent Bricks gives students the opportunity to solve real-world science challenges through programming. They have already used their engineering skills to construct their robots. My students need your help so they can finally use the computer software to program their robots. Without the LEGO EV3 Intelligent Bricks they will be unable to test their mathematical calculations to have their robots successfully navigate through challenges.

In our 21st century elementary classroom, having the supplies we need to see a project through to the end, will enable students to build the skill set required for real world problem solving. Children always look forward to innovative activities and by working together they get plenty of practice with social skills as they work toward common goals. There is also a bit of both competition and celebration when a programmed robot accomplishes the challenge. In the past, it was such a pleasure to jump up and down in delight with my students when they achieved success after several failed attempts to complete a robot challenge.

By donating to our project for the LEGO EV3 Intelligent Bricks, you will give students the opportunity and empowerment to investigate; develop and use models; analyze and interpret data; approach problems to find creative solutions and share findings with peers and the school community. These are just the skills they need in our fast paced scientific world.

Ms. McGinty
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 510 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EV3 Intelligent Brick • LEGO Education $197.95 2 $395.90

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