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Mrs. Matos
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Exploring STEM

My students need projects that excite them to follow the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math pathways. I am starting small with a microscope that connects to the computer and electronic boards to get them started.

My Students

There is a moment in the learning process that I love. It is the "I can do it!" moment. For some, it is quick, while others take their time getting to that moment.

Our school serves students in grades 6 through 8 and provides rigorous academics, fantastic teachers, and a safe learning environment.

Our goal is to prepare our students for success in high school and college.

Our school is comprised of around 900 amazing students, many of whom come from bilingual households. Around 76% of our students are at a disadvantage economically and yet they are hard-working students. Our students saw improvement in all four areas that the state of Texas uses to assess the school.

My Project

In today's world, students have access to technology, yet send less time physically exploring their world. I want to show them new ways to interact with their environment and encourage more girls and boys to explore STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math) careers.

These materials will be used to excite our students by allowing them to view their world microscopically on our large projection boards and to explore electricity and circuit boards.

This will be used in our STEM classes and our after-school program to encourage more students to participate in STEM-related pathways to graduation.

We will be using these materials during visits from guest speakers as well as in the classroom to explore design and applications of electronics. The microscope will allow them to see things up close and explore biological phenomenons in ways they cannot currently.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elegoo EL-CK-002 Electronic Fun Kit Bundle with Breadboard Cable Resistor, Capacitor, LED, Potentiometer (235 Items) • Amazon Business $12.41 11 $136.51
AmScope UWT200X003M Digital 2MP USB Microscope, 25X-200X Magnification, Built-In Eight LED Light Source, Table Stand, Includes Software CD • Amazon Business $28.82 1 $28.82
Electronix Express- Hook up Wire Kit (Solid Wire Kit) 22 Gage (25 Feet) • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00
Kingston Digital Multi-Kit/Mobility Kit 32 GB Flash Memory Card Reader, MBLY4G2/32GB • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Eclipse Tools CP-301G Pro'sKit Precision Wire Stripper, 30-20 AWG • Amazon Business $5.19 2 $10.38

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This project will reach 100 students.

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