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Mrs. DePascale from Warren OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just Code It: Robots and Rockets & Droids, Oh My!

Help me give my students the ability to learn coding skills and develop innovative building skills through the use of Lego Boost Creative Toolbox Fun Robot Building Set and the Ultimate Coding Kits.

  • $615 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing young people who share my passion for science. They are thinkers and problems solvers who jump at any opportunity to be involved. Since they are not all in the same class everyday, their excitement is contagious when we get together weekly to work on our science related projects. These students continue to be an inspiration to me on a daily basis both in and out of the classroom.

My students have a hunger for learning new skills and have inquired about coding & robotics as our next STEM challenge.

That is how this project came about.

Supporting their desire is paramount to my personal beliefs. I foresee this group of students accomplishing great things in the near future and becoming a well needed addition to our community. My goal is to give them what they need to be successful.

My Project

I run an after school Science Club and STEM Team that includes students in grades 6-8. We meet at least two days a week where our goal is to either complete STEM challenges or solve a long term problem that students have decided will benefit either the school or community at large. I usually try to develop lessons and activities that incorporate items I readily have available. After using this method for the past couple of years, the students requested that we delve into learning about coding and robotics. I would love to fulfill that request, but do not have any materials to work with.

The Ultimate Coding Kits will give students the background knowledge needed in order to utilize the Lego Boost Creative Toolbox Fun Robot and Star Wars Droid Inventors Kit.

During our meetings, the students will work in small teams to learn the coding skills that the kits provide. Once they have tackled the art of coding, teams will move on to build and program the robot and droid. To take these skills to the next level, students will be challenged to rearrange pieces to design their own robot or droid for specific functions not previously used. Transference of knowledge is the ultimate goal in any lesson.

I strongly feel that coding and robotics are skills that students will need in the future. The jobs of tomorrow don't exist today, but I have to give my students every opportunity for success in whatever field they choose to study!

Mrs. DePascale
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101 Fun Robot Building Set and Educational Coding Kit for Kids, Award-Winning STEM Learning Toy (847 Pieces) • Amazon Business $159.95 1 $159.95
Ultimate Coding Kit for Kids | Typed Coding and STEM Toy for Kids 10-15 | Lessons Included! • Amazon Business $114.99 1 $114.99
littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit • Amazon Business $84.77 1 $84.77
Code Car Toy for Kids Age 8-12 | Typed Coding for Beginners | Free Project Guides Included • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Code Rocket | Coding Toy for Kids Age 8 - 12 | No Experience Needed! • Amazon Business $44.99 1 $44.99
Code Piano | S.T.E.A.M. Toy for Kids 8-12 | Learn Real Code • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99

Materials cost

$484.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$521.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.11

Total project goal

$614.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$614.06

8 Donors

-$475.24

Donations toward project cost

-$408.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.34

match offer

-$133.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$113.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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