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Mrs. Rossi from Bayside NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My Students Learn Problem Solving Through Physical Computing

Help me give my students Arduino microcontrollers and accessories for creating interactive prototypes for the design projects.

  • $533 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students come to our engineering program for a variety of reasons - for example, a love of math or science or an affinity for building. However, what unites them is a thirst for learning and an appreciation for solving problems. Hands on learning and troubleshooting provides them with an opportunity to apply their knowledge and extend their learning through real world situations, which in turn allows for optimal retention.

The real process of education should be the process of learning to think through the application of real problems.~ John Dewey

Providing students with opportunities to problem solve is at the core of our pre-engineering program. Over the course of four years, my students are immersed in problem-based learning projects, where they construct knowledge through experimentation with robotics, electronics, CAD modeling and more - hands-on learning that they love! In this capstone course, my students are charged with defining their own human-centered problem and developing and delivering a unique solution. This is the ultimate problem-based learning project. The opportunity to manage their own project and experience failure and success through trial and error is a very meaningful and enduring learning experience for them.

My Project

Microcontrollers offer students endless hands-on opportunities to experiment with sensors, actuators and coding to develop the critical thinking and problem solving skills of tomorrow’s leaders.

In today’s world, interactivity and intelligence is at the center of most new products.

By adding microcontrollers and interactivity to their prototypes, students will have opportunities to extend their knowledge and expand the range of their projects. Arduino microcontrollers offer students endless opportunities to sense and control objects so that they can create prototypes in sync with their view of our increasingly physical world. The microcontrollers and supplemental materials will become an investment in our students’ as well as our program’s futures.

Students learn best when they learn through doing. What better way to learn than to see the fruits of your labors come alive? These donations will allow our students to take ownership of their education and elevate their projects to a higher level so that they will be proud to share them with our school community, industry advisors and family and friends.

Mrs. Rossi
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ELEGOO UNO Project Super Starter Kit with Tutorial, UNO R3 Controller Board, LCD1602, Servo, Stepper Motor, Relay etc. for Arduino Projects • Amazon Business $34.29 10 $342.90
ELEGOO 17 Values 1% Resistor Kit Assortment, 0 Ohm-1M Ohm (Pack of 525) RoHS Compliant for Arduino, Respberry Pi Projects • Amazon Business $10.86 2 $21.72
Gikfun 1V-6V DC Hobby Motor Type 130 Micro Motor Toy Motor DC Motor for Arduino (Pack of 5PCS) EK1894 • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
ELEGOO 3PCS 400 tie-Points breadboard, 4 Power Rails for Arduino Jumper Wire • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
EDGELEC 120pcs Breadboard Jumper Wires 10cm 15cm 20cm 30cm 40cm 50cm 100cm Optional Dupont Wire Assorted Kit Male to Female Male to Male Female to Female Multicolored Ribbon Cable • Amazon Business $6.98 2 $13.96
MCIGICM 6PCS 170 tie-Points Mini Breadboard for Arduino • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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