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Mrs. Paprzycki from Lecanto FL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bristlebot Builders

My students need Bristlebots for a great STEM experience. They will build a simple circuit with a battery, a motor, and a head of a toothbrush.

  • $645 goal

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My Students

The third, fourth, and fifth grade students at our school come from a variety of backgrounds, however the vast majority come from economically challanged homes. Our very rual town limits the types of experiences our students are able to have.

Even with all of those challenges, our students are full of passion, creativity, and an eagerness to learn.

Our STEM/Makerspace classroom provides them with a place to foster a growth mindset and explore their passion. Our students have active minds and active bodies. They deserve the very best learning space possible.

My Project

These materials will make a difference in my students' learning by providing them with a hands-on engineering experience. The students are required to learn about simple circuits. Building their own Bristlebot will allow them to explore open and closed circuits in an engaging way.

Students will brush up on engineering, motors, and circuits with Bristlebots!

Once their bot is created, they will have various STEM challenges to complete using the engineer design process. One challenge will be to design an obstacle course for the bot to go through. Learners will experiment with cause/effect by changing the orientation of the pipe cleaners and observing the bots behavior as it navigates through the course.

Mrs. Paprzycki
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 400 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BRISTLEBOT KIT - 25 PACK • Ward's Science $85.00 6 $510.00

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