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Mr. Kodel from Norwalk CT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Electronics for Our New Makerspace

Help me give my students access to electronics in our new makerspace in the Learning Commons.

  • $174 goal

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My Students

My school has a very diverse population. Many of the teens come from low income families, some from middle class homes, and others who don't even speak a word of English. They are creative and humorous and are looking for an outlet to share their gifts, talents, and knowledge with the world. They have all the potential in the world, but not much opportunity in the school environment. Upgrading the school learning commons could help them get to where they need to go!

My Project

We started off our school year with nothing more than a green wall for media projects and a newly designed Learning Commons. Up until now, I've done everything I can to give my students the best learning experience possible with what I have. Now, it is my desire to give my students a makerspace where they can freely tinker, explore, and create.

I believe every student should have access to a makerspace.

By having access to a variety of different materials including electronics, design kits, legos, and robotics, students would be able to enhance their imagination, grow in problem solving and design thinking, and develop the necessary skills to succeed in life. Therefore, I am asking for your help to start building up our makerspace with an electronics section that would include Snap Circuits and a Makey Makey Kit. These two activities would enable students to learn the basics of electronics through student led exploration.

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Mr. Kodel
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 657 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Snap Circuits Pro SC-500 Electronics Exploration Kit | Over 500 Projects | Full Color Project Manual | 75 + Snap Circuits Parts | STEM Educational Toy for Kids 8 + • Amazon Business $65.99 1 $65.99
Makey Makey - An Invention Kit for Everyone • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95

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