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Mrs. Bierhals from Ruffs Dale PA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kinderbots

My students need a Smart Machines Building RobotKit , a Remote Control Robot Vehicle Building Kit and an iPad Mini so they can build and program classroom robots.

  • $899 goal

This project expired on May 17, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are yearning for the chance to build, not buildings, but robots! Their minds are full of ideas from the digital and video world that surrounds them. My students have a high energy level for learning especially when it comes to engineering and robotics. Their potential is limitless!

My class comes from a middle to low economic background and won't have any engineering type of experiences until late in their educational career.

This is not soon enough. They need more chances earlier in their educational career. As young learners, they need concrete visual and manipulative items to help them understand, comprehend, and apply what they are learning. I want them to experience the thrill of making something work as well as the experience of having to go back to the drawing board to make adjustments. It would be such a jump-start towards success to build and grow an interest earlier in their lives. I know they will excel when provided with the tools and materials to succeed.

My Project

My students need a Smart Machines Building RobotKit, Remote Control Robot Vehicle Building Kit, and an iPad so they can actively build and program the robots as well as learn about engineering. These materials are needed to create real-world STEM-based learning opportunities in my kindergarten classroom. The robotic building kits will allow them the opportunity to be actively involved in classroom instruction and provide the opportunity to apply what they have learned. They will be able to use these kits with partners during science class. We will be conducting our experiments with partners after the robots are assembled and programmed. We will be recording our results, making necessary modifications, and retesting the robots' performances. Using the materials listed will help me provide my students with real world knowledge and work experience.

Donations made to my classroom for the implementation of "Kinderbot " will make STEM engineering a reality in my classroom.

We will be able to provide the needed equipment to build the level of understanding at an earlier age and tapping into the unparalleled energy and enthusiasm of the young child.

Mrs. Bierhals
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brain Crunch SM1702 Smart Machines Remote Control Toy Building Robot Kit - Green Edition • Amazon Business $59.99 5 $299.95
Apple iPad mini 2 with Retina Display ME279LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White with Silver) • Amazon Business $233.84 1 $233.84
Top Race® Remote Control RC Blocks, Robot Vehicle Building Kit. Build Your Vehicle and Control it with the Wireless Remote • Amazon Business $42.99 4 $171.96
HDE iPad Mini Kids Case Shockproof Handle Stand Cover for Apple iPad Mini 2/3 Retina (Quilted Pink) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$722.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$763.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$134.75

Total project goal

$898.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$898.33

1 Donor

-$97.00

Donations toward project cost

-$82.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.55

match offer

-$801.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$681.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$120.20

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$0.00

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