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Dr. Glueck from Tucson AZ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mindstorms to Solutions!

Help me give my students the ability to explore problem solving through science and engineering applications made possible with the MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set.

  • $580 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are coming from all around the area in the fall to join neighborhood students moving up at this A rated school -- they have the honor of being the first class of a new 7th grade being established as part of a new middle school (6-8) at the existing K-6 school. The middle school will start with about 150 students and continue to grow.

The students, from diverse social and economic backgrounds, are enthusiastic, well-behaved, and eager to explore the world around them.

They and their parents are excited to be a part of a new middle school. The students are looking forward to being school leaders carrying on the rich community tradition and academic excellence of the existing K-6 grades. It is my privilege to be able teach these students in the fall as we work together to refine and implement an outstanding new STEM and project-based 7th grade science and math program.

My Project

The addition of a Mindstorms Education EV3 Core Set to our classroom will form the foundation of our new middle school robotics program. Having the set will allow my students to expand their technology and critical thinking skills as we explore real world solutions to more complex science, engineering, and math challenges. For some this will be their first encounter with robotics, for others it will be a chance to teach their peers about a whole new world. For all, it will be an exciting opportunity to try out ideas and apply them to a new year's content. Some ideas can only be explored with robotics!

Students exposed to cutting edge technology and its applications in middle school will often transition towards gratifying STEM careers.

Robotics is one of these important technologies that demands creativity, critical thinking, and skill. To be successful ahead, my students will need the foundation to be able to learn skills fundamental to a digital world we can only imagine today. Mindstorms will help build that foundation.

We will use the Mindstorms Set and the existing Lego curriculum compatible with our new state science standards as a starting point, then we will soar ahead to address new standards-based challenges as skills develop and questions fly. Classroom activities will include lessons related to forces and Newton's Laws, environmental measurement, finding solutions to scenario based challenges, measurements of rates, studying patterns, earth science events, and coding. The set will also be available for independent exploration during open learning time.

To increase involvement, I plan to make the set available to other classes and our STEM Club. By sharing the set beyond my classroom, my goal is to encourage all of our students and teachers to build new technology skills into their learning in a fun, engaging way

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set • LEGO Education $411.95 1 $411.95

Materials cost

$411.95

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$29.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$492.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.93

Total project goal

$579.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$579.51

5 Donors

-$450.09

Donations toward project cost

-$386.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.76

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

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$0.00

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