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Mrs. Keitt from Weaverville NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Synapses With STEM Activities

Help me give my students these STEAM related products to enrich and extend their thinking in order to ignite their future. These building STEM robots will help develop new synapses between neurons and lead to strengthening synapses.

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My Students

Do you remember your middle school experience? That weird awkward time where you felt a little out of place? I try to encourage each and every day how cool and exciting it is to be different but many of the kids are anxious and timid. These kids are just trying to find their place in middle school and figure out their personality. It is difficult meeting the needs of all students over the past few years due to a restricted and decreasing budget. Our team consists of two classrooms with 30 students in each, so this year I have nearly 60 students who thrive each and every day because of love and encouragement. We, as teachers, have to find new creative ways to teach and engage our young learners. One area of focus I have been trying to incorporate in all subject areas are STEM-related activities. I believe math and science are the focus through STEM-related​ lessons. Engaging our students in fun, exciting lessons is my main focus.

My Project

STEM fields such as math and science allow students to grow a genuine interest in how the world works. Students easily become so caught up in the creativity and excitement, they don't even realize how much they are learning. Robotics and education help show students that, although challenging, math and engineering skills are not scary. By giving students a fun, creative way to express common math and science principles, these classroom subjects become much more welcoming. It's much easier to appreciate science when it's helping to power your robot! Help my students become engaging future citizens by providing these early experiences during our middle school years. We will be learning how to build and code SolarBots, DIY Solar Cars, Discovery Solar Robots, and a climbing vehicle. These tools will be used during our robotics unit with coding. A few other resources I wanted for our classroom were the Dot Game and Qbitz. These resources will be used for students struggling with special reasoning skills. I would like to have these two games in the classroom for my early finishers. When students need to continue working out their brain muscles without needing me so I can be working with other groups. Thanks for your considerations.

Mrs. Keitt
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elenco Teach Tech SolarBot.14 | Transforming Solar Robot Kit | STEM Educational Toys for Kids 10+ • Amazon Business $31.56 1 $31.56
CIRO Solar Robot Creation Kit, 12-in-1 Solar Robot Kit for Kids, STEM Educational Science Toys with Working Solar Powered Motorized Engine and Gears • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
DISCOVERY KIDS Mindblown STEM 12-in-1 Solar Robot Creation 190-Piece Kit with Working Solar Powered Motorized Engine and Gears, Construction Engineering Set • Amazon Business $29.00 1 $29.00
Mochoog STEM 4WD Electric Mechanical Assembly Gift Toys Kit | Intro to Engineering, DIY Climbing Vehicle, Circuit Building Projects for Kids and Teens | DIY Science Experiments Using Real Motor • Amazon Business $28.89 1 $28.89
STEM 4WD car DIY Climbing Vehicle Motor car Educational Solar Powered car Engineering car for Kids,Assembly Gift Toy Circuit Building Projects Science Experiment,Building Toys • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Fricon Stem Toys for 6-12 Year Old Boys, DIY Climbing Vehicle for Kids Science Experiments Toys for 6-12 Year Old Boys Toy Age 6-12 Gray Stocking Fillers KMUSDC01 • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Mindware – Q-bitz • Amazon Business $18.94 1 $18.94
Mindware – Q-bitz • Amazon Business $18.94 1 $18.94
Engineering Stem DIY Car Assembly Gift Toy for Boys Kids & Adults - 4WD Electric Mechanical Construction Car Kit, Real Cool Motor Climbing Vehicle for Science Experiments & Circuit Building Projects • Amazon Business $18.05 1 $18.05
NOIHK STEM Toy 4WD Car Assembly Kit,Four-Wheel Drive DIY Climbing Vehicle, Circuit Building Projects for Kids and Teens | DIY Science Experiments & Circuit Building Projects Using Real Motors • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
On The Dot Game • Amazon Business $7.37 1 $7.37
On The Dot Game • Amazon Business $7.37 1 $7.37

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