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Ms. Holland from East Boston MA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Girls Only! Inspiring Engineers

My students need LEGO kits to build robots.

  • $1,234 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Less than 15% of the Engineers in this country are women. Women are traditionally isolated from this field due to a lack of exposure, interest and role models. Schools play a pivotal role in helping young girls to envision themselves as engineers.

The school is a K-5 elementary public school.

The majority of the students are English Language Learners. Many of them live locally in the neighborhood of the school. Many of their families are from Latin American countries such as: Columbia, El Salvador, Peru and Brazil. All of our students receive free or reduced price school lunch. These materials would be used to start a girls only engineering club with 2nd and 3rd graders. A parent and I would be running this club weekly after school. Without materials, we cannot have this club.

My Project

With these LEGO kits we will be able to engage in an after school engineering club to explore the questions: How do you build a robot? and What does it take to become an engineer? We will be able to talk about, build and use LEGO robots. What's more is that with these materials, we would be able to compete in LEGO robotics competitions and help connect future female engineers to one another.

What does it take to become an engineer?

With these materials, girls who participate in our after school club would have the opportunity to answer this question. Through hands on learning about robotics and engineering, this unique experience would help connect girls to a lifelong passion for science and technology and maybe could change the demographics of our workforce. Help inspire the future female engineers in my school to become Smarter, Together.

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Ms. Holland
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lego Education Wedo Construction Set 9580 • Amazon Business $249.95 1 $249.95
Lego Education Simple Machines Set # 9689 • Amazon Business $109.95 2 $219.90
Lego Education Wedo Resource Set 9585 • Amazon Business $99.95 1 $99.95
Lego Education WeDo Activity Pack & Software 200097 • Amazon Business $99.95 1 $99.95
LEGO X-Large Gray Baseplate (628) • Amazon Business $28.99 3 $86.97
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
LEGO Power Functions AAA Battery Box 88000 • Amazon Business $21.71 2 $43.42
LEGO Technic Power Function Accessory box (8293) • Amazon Business $42.90 1 $42.90
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
The LEGO Book • Amazon Business $17.02 1 $17.02
LEGO Awesome Ideas • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
LEGO Functions Power Functions M-Motor 8883 • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
The LEGO Ideas Book • Amazon Business $14.07 1 $14.07
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $9.28 1 $9.28

Materials cost

$1,003.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,048.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$185.06

Total project goal

$1,233.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,233.71

1 Donor

-$1,233.71

Donations toward project cost

-$1,048.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$185.06

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$0.00

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