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Ms. Bradley from Hillsborough NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coding Creatures: Using Robots To Teach Genetics

Help me give my students first hand coding experience using mini programmable robots!

  • $371 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Teenagers are the best part of my job. They’re inquisitive and passionate. They’re funny and forgiving. They’re always ready to try new things. As the librarian, I get to work with ALL of our students in a variety of classes. Yes, we explore books together, but we also work in the makerspace, try green screen apps, and try our hand at coding. They’re terrific about jumping on board with new ideas we try in the library. Kids are especially enthusiastic about wanting to code!

My Project

Students struggle with understanding DNA sequencing and how it affects genetic outcomes. My biology department and I have created a series of DNA coding lessons that use actual coding to help students experience how to sequence genes and what the effects of the code sequences mean. All that is missing is a way to see the codes they create in action. Having multiple robots will allow us to pair students and give more individualized instruction and experience. Our goal is to eventually have enough robots for each student, but pairs are a great start! Hands on learning makes a huge difference!

Ms. Bradley
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero Mini - App Enabled Robotic Ball • Best Buy Education $43.47 2 $86.94
Sphero Mini - App Enabled Robotic Ball • Best Buy Education $43.47 2 $86.94
Sphero Mini - App Enabled Robotic Ball • Best Buy Education $43.47 2 $86.94

Materials cost

$260.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$315.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.60

Total project goal

$370.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$370.67

7 Donors

-$262.83

Donations toward project cost

-$223.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.42

match offer

-$107.84

Match offer toward project cost

-$91.66

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.18

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$0.00

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