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Ms. Freking Smith from Storm Lake IA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Middle School Robotics

Help me give my students an amazing experience robotics in order to be future ready.

  • $1,006 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our middle school has just over 700 students that attend each day. They come from a variety of backgrounds with many different experiences. 51% are of Hispanic background, 19% are Asian, 17% are white, 6% Pacific Islander and 6% Black. Our students come with many challenges to our classrooms. For instance, 68% are English Language Learners while 10% are considered Migrant and 78% qualify for free and reduced lunch. While our students have significantly high needs, they are a joy to work with and deserve nothing short of the best we can offer them!

My Project

It’s no secret that jobs in the STEM field are the fastest growing careers, and are projected to grow another 17 percent in the next decade. Robotics is a production-based learning module. Students have the opportunity to create something tangible and make it perform the actions that they program it to do. Not a lot of fields combine creativity with engineering and technology—robotics does.

Learning to program a computer is an excellent skill to have to make students more likely to get a job in the future, and earn more money in their lifetime.

Learning how to build and program a robot can be a complex and difficult process. Many students will struggle with the concepts at first and often get frustrated.

Robotics is a field that is easily accessible to a wide range of students with varying talents and skills. Studies have shown robots do a great job of engaging students on the autism spectrum.

Ms. Freking Smith
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Freenove Micro:Rover Kit for BBC Micro:bit (Contained), Detailed Tutorials with Rich Projects, Blocks and Python Code, Multiple Modes, microbit School Study Project Robot Car • Amazon Business $59.90 4 $239.60
BirdBrain Technologies Hummingbird Bit Base Kit with microbit • Amazon Business $117.50 2 $235.00
BBC2546862 Micro:bit go • Amazon Business $19.30 6 $115.80
BBC2546862 Micro:bit go • Amazon Business $19.50 2 $39.00
Lilypad Sewable Starter Kit for Arduino | Lilypad Main Board | 20m Conductive Thread |10x Lilypad LED | Lilypad Coin Cell Battery Holder | Lilypad Light Sensor (Lilypad Starter Kit) • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
Lilypad Sewable Starter Kit for Arduino | Lilypad Main Board | 20m Conductive Thread |10x Lilypad LED | Lilypad Coin Cell Battery Holder | Lilypad Light Sensor (Lilypad Starter Kit) • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
LiCB CR2032 3V Lithium Battery(10-Pack) • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
WGGE WG-026 10 Pieces and 5 Colors Test Lead Set & Alligator Clips,20.5 inches (5 PACK) • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
6 Pack Copper Foil Tape with Double-Sided Conductive Adhesive - EMI Shielding,Stained Glass,Soldering,Electrical Repairs,Slug Repellent,Paper Circuits,Grounding (1/4inch X 21.8yards) • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
DiCUNO 450pcs(5 Colors x 90pcs) 5mm LED Light Emitting Diode Round Assorted Color White/Red/Yellow/Green/Blue Kit Box • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

Materials cost

$761.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$52.15

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$854.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$150.87

Total project goal

$1,005.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,005.79

1 Donor

-$502.89

Donations toward project cost

-$427.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.43

match offer

-$502.89

Match offer toward project cost

-$427.46

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.43

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$0.00

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