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Mr. Saldana from Presidio TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Elementary School Robotics

Help me give my students LEGO Spike Prime sets of robotics kits and curriculum materials to give them an in-depth understanding of science, math, physics, programming, and more through captivating gameplay modes and intelligent features.

  • $1,647 goal

This project expired on February 3, 2022.

This project expired on February 3, 2022.

My Students

We are a small 3-A PK-5 school campus. We share students among many programs. The combination provides a strong sense of community where teachers know all of the children and families. We see most parents several times a week participating in many school activities. Many of the children have been in classes together since infancy creating many interesting, sibling-like relationships. They both support and challenge each other every day.

Curious, enthusiastic, and creative, my students are eager to immerse themselves in any kind of challenge.

They are fearless when it comes to technology and, as children of the 21st century, they need to be prepared to use a variety of tools to engage their world.

My Project

My proposed solution is to engage students in a cross-curricular, hands-on learning environment using the LEGO Education Spike Prime Robotics Curriculum.

The Lego Education Spike Prime robots provide students with an in-depth understanding of science, math, physics, programming, and more through captivating gameplay modes and intelligent features.

This educational theory states that children learn best when they experience things firsthand and within a meaningful context.

The curriculum, which is aligned to national standards, engages students to become more independent learners. The 21st-century skills they will develop include collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving.

It creates a learning environment that addresses the challenges associated with STEM education.

Through this curriculum, many students will design, build, program, and test robots to do a variety of tasks. They learn to control motors and collect data using of a variety of sensors and log the results of experiments at up to 1,000 samples per second.

The curriculum’s classroom instruction includes open-ended problem-solving activities designed to make learning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through real-life robotics engaging and fun.

Students will demonstrate an increased ability to solve problems and communicate more effectively by applying their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills to address challenges they encounter through the lessons. Additionally, these experiences will help students better comprehend and apply scientific and technical language.

Skills assessment will take place through student presentations and ongoing observation.

Mr. Saldana
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 432 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Set • LEGO Education $339.95 3 $1,019.85
LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Expansion Set • LEGO Education $109.95 3 $329.85

Materials cost

$1,349.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$20.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,399.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$247.05

Total project goal

$1,647.00

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