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Mrs. Spatholt from Youngstown OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Up STEAM With Science and Technology

My students need hands-on projects like robots with supporting books to help them learn about solar energy.

  • $571 goal

This project expired on November 1, 2018.

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My Students

I am an intervention specialist in an inclusion classroom. My students are identified with a range of disabilities including autism, specific learning disabilities, ADHD, emotional disorders, and other health impairments. We also have an English Language Learner and several at-risk students. Additionally, we have typical and several advanced learners.

While most of the students come from economically disadvantaged homes, they are eager learners.

Many of our students cannot afford basic school supplies. Sixty-eight percent of our school is on free and reduced-price lunch.

My Project

My students will benefit from hands-on experiences as they build the Solar Can Motor Robots. These robots will be powered using solar panels that the students build together in cooperative groups. The books will add visual learning to our lessons and will add to our classroom library for students that want to revisit the concept or learn more about solar power. Titles such as “Solar Energy Running on Sunshine” and “Energy Makes Things Happen” will help students better understand the concept of solar energy.

This engaging project will help students learn about renewable energy sources such as solar power.

An important science concept that 3rd-grade students need to learn is that all energy comes from the sun. Students will see for themselves the power that can be generated from the sun as they build these robots.

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

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Solar Can Motor Robot • AKJ Education $16.02 24 $384.48
Solar Energy Running on Sunshine • AKJ Education $17.23 1 $17.23
Solar Power • AKJ Education $16.06 1 $16.06
Energy • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Renewable Energy • AKJ Education $6.93 1 $6.93
The Energy We See A Look at Light • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Sun • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Energy Makes Things Happen • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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