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Teacher Kazmierczak from Florence AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Measuring Speed with Hot Wheels and Computers

My students need Arduino kits and resistors to build devices that will test the speed of Hot Wheels cars along a track!

  • $261 goal

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My Students

We are a Title I school in rural Arizona with over eight hundred fifty students. Our students range in age from five to thirteen. We are in our second year of a three-year transition plan to becoming a full STEM school. Our students are very excited about STEM.

"I haven't failed.

I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work," Thomas Edison. This quote fits our STEM program because we are teaching our students to persevere as their projects might fail the first time. We use the Engineering Design Process to engage our students in the STEM journey.

My Project

Our middle school students need these tech materials in order to do more complicated projects. The Arduino kits will be used by both our middle school core classes and our Technology electives teacher. The core classes will be able to learn about forces and motion by creating a machine that tracks speed of Hot Wheels as they travel down a track.

In Tech class, they will use the Arduino and Makey Makey kits to create robotic items that they can program to do different tasks.

These kits work with the Scratch programming website that the students are currently learning to use.

Teacher Kazmierczak
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 450 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Arduino Uno R3 Microcontroller A000066 • Amazon Business $23.64 2 $47.28
E-Projects 25EP51410K0 10K Ohm Resistors, 1/4 W, 5% (Pack of 25) • Amazon Business $5.78 6 $34.68
E-Projects 10EP512100K 100k Ohm Resistors, 1/2 W, 5% (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $5.76 6 $34.56
Cylewet 55 Tie Points Mini Solderless Bread Board PCB Circuit Board for Arduino 3 x 2cm (Pack of 7) CYT1030 • Amazon Business $8.59 4 $34.36
Powerful Disc Neodymium Magnets ( 20 Pack ) - 1.26"D x 0.08"H • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Z&T Solderless Flexible Breadboard Jumper Wires M/M 100pcs • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29

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