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Mr. Muraoka from Lodi CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Funky Music and the Artistic Side of STEAM

Help me give my students a chance to learn about circuits and sound.

  • $231 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are fun-loving, good-natured kids who love a challenge. These kids come alive when they get their hands on STEM projects!

They love to program, play with robots, and groove to funky music.

Even though the class is three-quarters boys, the girls definitely take their fair share of the lead. Our classroom has established itself as a district-leader in innovative use of our 1:1, take-home Chromebooks. Most of the class comes from the trailer parks or the migrant camp, but they have very bright futures!

My Project

Sometimes, STEM gets pigeonholed as robotics and coding only. There is so much more than that! Personal computers and modular synthesizers were siblings in the earliest days of microcomputing. While computers, smartphones, and robots are the go-to technologies in most STEM classrooms, modular synthesizers have completely shaped modern music.

Some students think STEM isn't for them because they are more into art than robots.

By sharing my passion for modular synthesizers with my students, I hope to open their minds to other STEM pathways into the future, while forming closer connections with students who have artistic interests by showing them that there is room for everyone to use technology to innovate.

Mr. Muraoka
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
littleBits Electronics Synth Kit • Amazon Business $149.95 1 $149.95

Materials cost

$149.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.72

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$195.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.57

Total project goal

$230.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$230.49

5 Donors

-$138.00

Donations toward project cost

-$121.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.20

match offer

-$87.20

Match offer toward project cost

-$74.12

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.08

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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