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Mr. Riherd from Lake Butler FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mindstorms for BrainStorms

Help me give my students a level playing field and STEM educational opportunities with Mindstorms.

  • $1,037 goal

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My Students

My school community is small town Americana... perhaps more diverse than what immediately comes to mind, and unfortunately, not as economically robust as we would like. The students are a wonderful collection of individual personalities that never cease to keep me on my toes or amused with their random comments.

I want to immerse students in a fascinating hands-on interactive opportunity to develop basic robotics and programming skills.

Our school has not previously offered robotics courses or a rigorous programming curriculum, and I want to extend the STEM educational possibilities for our children.

Our 8th-grade class is a diverse mix of skill levels, intellectual abilities, family composition, and economic levels, but never lacking in enthusiasm or spirit. I am excited about the possibilities of unleashing these young minds to pursue creative inventions!

My Project

This project seeks to provide two LEGO EV3 Mindstorm programmable units to provide students with a hands-on experience with programming and robotics. Multiple units allow more than one group of collaborating students to be actively engaged simultaneously.

Expanding the STEM opportunities in our rural county will level the playing field for our students to get the same high-quality and rigorous programs as children in more affluent school districts.

This project supports inquiry-based and active learning while developing problem solving skills.

The EV3 Mindstorm platform allows students to creatively collaborate with their peers to design, construct, and program a robotic device. This type of high-interest activity helps students develop college and career ready skills in a STEM curriculum.

Mr. Riherd
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set • LEGO Education $411.95 2 $823.90

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