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Mrs. Holberg from Mauston WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Saving the World...One Simulation at a Time!

Help me give my students a real world experience as they become biomedical engineers to stop a newly discovered to stop a newly discovered virus!

  • $693 goal

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My Students

Within my two libraries and middle school Makerlab, my 800 middle and high school students research, read, work in small groups, and discover together. I want students to WANT to learn. I want them to become engaged owners of their learning, to pair the familiar with the unfamiliar, to create something brand new, and to learn from each other.

Part of my job is introducing and engaging students in STEAM concepts, of which the Engineering Design Process is part.

Why not have fun with it in the form of an Earth-destroying biomedical disaster in which students emerge as the heroes who saved the day?

We are a funds-deficient district which is feeling deeply the effects of dramatically decreased funding at the state level. Gone is money for many items that would increase student engagement and foster a true love of learning and discovery.

My Project

It's no secret that kids learn best when they have an emotional connection to what's in front of them. Becoming fully immersed in a simulation of a real-world event creates a total feast for the senses...students can't help but learn [sometimes without even realizing it]!

With this simulation kit, my students will save the world using the Engineering Design Process & end up using the same skills in their every day lives.

Without knowing it :)

Planning, researching, creating, testing, and revamping are skills that we all use on a daily work, at home, with our families. To give my students these skills truly is invaluable!

Mrs. Holberg
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Outbreak Alert: Engineering a Pandemic Response • AKJ Education $550.45 1 $550.45

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