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Mr. Robarge from Oshkosh WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Energizing the Classroom Through Energy!

Help me give my students an amazing way to learn about the transfer of energy! These materials will allow students to work in groups of three to create their own simple Rube Goldberg machine!

  • $227 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a wonderful group of 24 students who show kindness in a variety of ways. Many of the students come from low-income families (80% of our school is on free and reduced lunch), and trauma is a big part of many students' lives. While some students love the weekend, we have some students that feel the safest while at school.

As a classroom, we strive to put ourselves out there by taking risks, making mistakes, and supporting each other every day.

We know that scientists make mistakes every day and that is how they learn. As young scientists, we need the materials to help us explore and learn.

My Project

The supplies I am requesting are the perfect fit for our new science curriculum! While they are an accessory kit to a coding robot, this set can completely stand alone to help us create our own small Rube Goldberg machines! We learn about energy and this will help give us a way to show the transfer of energy from one object to another. Students will try and fail over and over again, each time learning how to problem solve and create a new model.

By helping fund this project, you are not only giving my students a way to explore science with a hands on model, but you are helping them become creative problem solvers, an important trait for the future.

STEAM activities challenge students in a variety of ways, and other students at our school will be able to use these kits to teach active problem solving as well.

Mr. Robarge
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Botley The Coding Robot Accessory Set, Multicolor • Amazon Business $19.99 8 $159.92

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