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Mr. Mangus from Hartford CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mindstorms for Hungry Minds

My students need 2 additional Lego Mindstorm kits, curriculum, teacher books, and 6 Ev3 chargers for a robotics unit to be taught within a high school engineering course.

  • $1,570 goal

This project expired on November 10, 2018.

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My Students

I have the distinct honor of working with an incredible group of students at an urban high school in a Capital city in the Northeast. Our school is located in a poverty zone with 100% of our students receiving free meals at the school. Our student population consists primarily of students with Jamaican and Hispanic heritage. We also have students who are refugees from all over the world. Currently, we are getting students from the state of Karen in Myanmar (formerly Burma) and the Middle East. Over one-third of our students are English Language Learners.

Our students form a unique family of learners who have come to know education at our school as an important component in preparing for the future.

My Project

At my school, we are developing a concentration of STEM focused units which are relevant to the cultivation and development of advanced manufacturing skills in our students. Careers in Robotics design, construction, programming, sales, and maintenance offer an exciting opportunity to our students to be successfully employed in the future. Designing, building, and programming a robot in a high school classroom gives our students the head start in the knowledge and experience needed to be successful in college and eventually in the workplace.

Designing and Building a robot engages and empowers students to believe that they can be successful in a STEM career.

Successful programming of a robot boosts a child's self esteem and confidence to the level of believing that they can do any task successfully. I have testimonials from college students who believe that the robotics unit boosted their self confidence and belief in their ability to achieve success in college and in the workplace.

Mr. Mangus
Grades 9-12
  • HPHS Academy of Engineering & Green Technology
  • Hartford, CT
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lego Mindstorm Ev3 Core Set 45544 - New • Amazon Business $494.50 2 $989.00
LEGO Transformer 10VDC 8887 • Amazon Business $27.50 6 $165.00
Classroom Activities for the Busy Teacher: EV3 • Amazon Business $43.99 1 $43.99
LEGO EV3 Robotics: A Guide for Educators • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming (Full Color) • Amazon Business $26.88 1 $26.88
The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Idea Book: 181 Simple Machines and Clever Contraptions • Amazon Business $19.96 1 $19.96

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