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Mrs. Schmitz from Mellette SD is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Soldering and Programable Circuitry

Help me give my students products to aid in learning practical STEM job skills. Beginner soldering kits and arduino solderless breadboard kits will allow my students to learn how to work with small electronics and circuitry.

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My Students

My students come from a wide geographic area as our school district is made up of 9 small towns and the rural area between them. With such a wide geographic area, we have a wide range of student interests. Many of our students show an interest in working in computers as a career, but they need the chance to learn the skills they will need.

As a math teacher, I can see problem solving skills develop and grow.

In an effort to increase problem solving skills as well as prepare students for an ever changing world, we are increasing the amount of computer skills students will learn. Introducing computer skills in the primary grades will help our students get off to a great start!

My Project

Our school has started a STEM career and technical education program, and we are focusing on programming and engineering. This project will supply students with the tools they need to learn to program small electronics through arduino projects and soldering small electronics.

My students have been begging me to teach them to solder so their projects can become permanent.

In order to program and solder their own projects, they need to practice on small, pre designed kits. An assortment of project kits will allow my students to pick a project that fits their own skill level and interest.

Help me help my students gain these high need career skills!

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elegoo EL-KIT-008 Mega 2560 Project The Most Complete Ultimate Starter Kit w/Tutorial for Arduino UNO Nano • Amazon Business $59.99 5 $299.95
SunFounder RAB Holder Raspberry Pi Uno Breadboard Holder 5 in 1 Base Plate with Rubber Feet for Arduino Uno R3 Mega 2560, Raspberry Pi 3B+ 3B 2 Model B 1 Model B and 400 800 Points Breadboard • Amazon Business $8.49 10 $84.90
Mini Metal Speaker w/ Wires - 8 ohm 0.5W • Amazon Business $4.92 10 $49.20
Adafruit Pressure-Sensitive Conductive Sheet (Velostat/Linqstat) [ADA1361] • Amazon Business $7.61 5 $38.05
2 Pack, Practice Learning Kit Smart Car Soldering Project Kits Line Following Robot Kids DIY Electronics Education School Competition • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Electronic Piano Soldering Kit (Intermediate Level) by Electronix Express • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
DIY Electronic Suite Round Digital Clock Music Ringtones 5V • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Velleman MK104 Electronic Cricket • Amazon Business $11.98 2 $23.96
Brain Game MiniKit - MK112 by Velleman. Entry skill level soldering project • Amazon Business $10.88 2 $21.76
IS Icstation Sandglass Hourglass Shape LED Flashing Lights Kits DIY Funny Timer Tilt Sensor Control Electronics Soldering Practice Set (Red) • Amazon Business $9.88 2 $19.76
Electronic Decision Maker MiniKit - MK135 by Velleman. A perfect entry level soldering project. • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
IS ICstation DIY Electronic Soldering Practice Kit, Assemble Simple Metal Detector, Metal Sensor with Buzzer for Welding Beginners • Amazon Business $8.88 2 $17.76
WHDTS DIY Electronic 16 Music Sound Box DIY Kit Module Soldering Practice Learning Kits for Arduino • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
HiLetgo VOT-8 Voltmeter Kit Voltage Meter Electronic Production Suite DIY Kit for Student Electronic Exercise • Amazon Business $7.49 2 $14.98
WHDTS C51 DIY Digital Electronic Clock Kit Alarm Clock Kit Soldering Practice Learning Kits (Windmill) • Amazon Business $7.49 2 $14.98
AmazonBasics AA 1.5 Volt Performance Alkaline Batteries - Pack of 48, Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Velleman MK103 Sound-to-Light Unit • Amazon Business $6.28 2 $12.56
AmazonBasics 9 Volt Everyday Alkaline Battery - Pack of 8 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
AmazonBasics 9 Volt Everyday Alkaline Battery - Pack of 8 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
4 Pack Copper Foil Tape with Conductive Adhesive for EMI Shielding, Slug Repellent, Paper Circuits, Electrical Repairs, Grounding(1/4inch) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
AmazonBasics AAA 1.5 Volt Performance Alkaline Batteries - Pack of 36 • Amazon Business $7.74 1 $7.74
Elegoo EL-CP-004 120pcs Multicolored Dupont Wire 40pin Male to Female, 40pin Male to Male, 40pin Female to Female Breadboard Jumper Wires Ribbon Cables Kit for arduino • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

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