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Mrs. Hirsch from Hickory NC is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sphero - a New STEM World

Help me give my students Sphero Mini App Enabled Robots. Your donation will help to integrate coding into highly engaging math and science lessons.

  • $679 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school serves students of diverse backgrounds in grades 9-12. We provide rigorous academics and strive to inspire a passion for learning while preparing our students to be global citizens.

Our student body is one of great economic and cultural diversity.

More than 50% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Many of our students qualify for ESL services as several different languages are spoken by members of our community. Our dedicated staff works to serve the needs of all.

My Project

Imagine a seamless integration of science, math, and technology. You have entered the Sphero classroom. Here students will learn about the physics concepts of distance, speed, and acceleration. Students will give life to Spheros as they learn to code. They will use graphical analysis to calculate the difference between distance and displacement. They will calculate speed and acceleration. They will conduct multiple trials and calculate average values. AND they will be learning coding as they use Sphero to master challenges through project based learning. Sphero in the classroom will increase student engagement and motivation as it fosters the development of twenty-first century skills.

Mrs. Hirsch
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero Mini App-Enabled Robot • Amazon Business $49.99 10 $499.90

Materials cost

$499.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.99

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$576.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$101.72

Total project goal

$678.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$678.11

3 Donors

-$310.00

Donations toward project cost

-$304.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.25

match offer

-$319.58

Match offer toward project cost

-$271.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.94

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$48.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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