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Ms. Larsen from Crosby MN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Experimenting & Learning Computer Science with Micro:bits and Inventors Kits

My students need micro:bits paired with inventors kits to provide students with a single-board computer that allows for limitless experimentation and learning potential.

  • $998 goal

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My Students

I am the Technology and Innovation teacher for K-6 students. At my elementary school, we are emphasizing STEAM education. As part of our STEAM program, we are teaching students computer science concepts and how to apply them to the real world.

My students have displayed exceptional interest in computer science concepts and coding.

Because of this, we strive to provide our students with the opportunities and tools necessary to challenge and strengthen their skills in these areas. It is our goal to prepare our students to be career and college ready.

My Project

The micro:bits and inventors kits will allow my students to gain hands-on experience with microcontrollers, breadboards, resistors, temperature sensors, accelerometers, and more. Students will use wires to build and complete numerous set-up with these components, proceed to write code, and conduct experiments.

The micro:bit controller is compatible with a number of different code languages, such as JavaScript and C++, which will allow students to gain experience with multiple languages.

The micro:bit will process the code, read the input from the sensors, and translate an output that allows students to see the results of their experimentation.

The micro:bits and inventors kits may be used by beginners to engineers. There is an extremely wide range of possible applications for this tool. This will allow for use by all students in my classroom. This also provides the ability for students to push their limits as the micro:bit and inventors kit contains limitless learning opportunities that will be appropriate for all learning levels.

Ms. Larsen
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MakerFocus Micro:bit Starter Kit without Development Board include Micro:bit Breadboard Adapter,Transparent Breadboard,TowerPro SG-90 Mini Servo for Learning and Programming • Amazon Business $39.99 13 $519.87
BBC micro:bit micro-controller with motion detection, compass, LED display and Bluetooth • Amazon Business $21.99 13 $285.87

Materials cost

$805.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$847.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.62

Total project goal

$997.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$997.45

1 Donor

-$498.72

Donations toward project cost

-$423.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.81

match offer

-$498.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$423.92

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.81

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$0.00

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