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Mrs. Consterdine
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Robots Rule!

My students need 3 more LEGO Mindstorm robots to practice building and coding in small groups.

My Students

My amazing middle school students form a diverse community of Caucasian, Hispanic, Native American, African-American, and Asian students who are determined to "beat the odds" to reach their educational goals and prepare for their future. Our community is not very affluent and many students have little access to technology at home. Regardless, we strive to instill in each student, especially those in our at risk population, a joy of life-long learning, technological literacy, and life and leadership skills to prepare them for college and career.

Our seventh and eighth grade classes are made up of 40 hard-working students, many of whom come from bilingual households and receive free or reduced price lunch.

We have a fantastic group of learners who need your help to take their learning to the next level. We want to learn and apply coding skills to Lego Mindstorm robots we are building.

My Project

It lives! Design...Motion...Work...Math...Coding...Teamwork = Robotics! My middle schoolers are excited seeing math and physics concepts come to life as they learn how to build and program robots together. Student engagement is high as problem-solving and collaboration are integral to the creation process.

Robots can be challenging, interesting, and very frustrating, but they are never boring.

Accountability and flexibility are required to get them built and working as planned. Students learn real-world skills as they plan and engineer solutions to meet deadlines. As a teacher you facilitate, but quickly move aside to let the students find their own answers. Most of my students have never been exposed to engineering or robotics, so this opens a whole new world for them, boys and girls alike. Suddenly, the need for higher math skills makes sense! It's the magic of robots!

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LEGO(r) Mindstorms EV3 (31313) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $297.49 3 $892.47

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