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Mrs. Robledo
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Re-purposing with a Purpose

Help me give my students the STEM supplies needed to engineer their own windmills and Ferris Wheels based on our Storybook STEM lessons.

My Students

My students are creators, builders, and hands-on learners. They are resilient and motivated to grow and succeed both personally and academically. The students at this K-8 school come from rural, working class families, and a majority of these students receive free or reduced lunch. Many of these students do not have technology access at home and rely on classroom experiences to grow their love of science, technology, engineering, and math. This small elementary school is very rural, but our students have a big desire to explore the world through their experiences with STEM!

My Project

The materials and supplies that I am requesting will be used to provide K-8 students the opportunity to complete Storybook STEM lessons and activities. These projects include engineering windmills as they learn about William Kamkwamba, who created a windmill to harness the wind and bring electricity and running water to his Malawian village, and students engineering their own Ferris wheels based on the inventions of George Ferris. The requested books and materials are perfect for setting the stage for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) challenges by sparking background knowledge and promoting a healthy sense of growth mindset. The requested picture book titles have been carefully selected based on the North Carolina State Standards, and each book can be tied to a different STEM lesson based on the grade level.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LARGE 800 Piece Straws Builders Construction Building Toy - Giant Pack with Special Connectors by Playlearn • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98
Electrical Wizard: How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel • Amazon Business $14.76 1 $14.76

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