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Mr. Cohen from Imperial Beach CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sphero Robotics Investigation

My students need the Sphero robots so the math and science classes can collaborate for an engaging lesson about angles, robotics, and basic programming in a group dynamic.

  • $374 goal

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My Students

Our high school serves a population of students that is as diverse as any. We have many previously disengaged "at-promise" students who have become engaged here at this institution. They are residents here and also work on vocational studies and certifications such as electrical, plumbing, nursing, and welding. Our school provides a highly personalize and individualized diplomacy program where students work in independent and small group settings. We also have a large international population where we serve refugees from Congo, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Burma, Malaysia, and Nepal. I provide a high touch science program where students have the opportunity to be engaged in robotics, hydroponics, DNA fingerprinting and PCR analyses, anatomical comparisons (dissection), microscopy, drone projects and many more. Although many of our students were not as successful as they could have been in the past due to a multitude of factors, they are successful when they finish with our school.

My Project

Our young Jedi's need their robots!

This math and science cross curricular activity will engage students in a multitude of ways.

First, students will design their own course in small groups. They will be required to use different barriers such as bridges and tunnels that they design. Students will then be given specific parameters for the Sphero robot to go around their course in a certain amount of time. Students will have to determine factors such speed, distance, and angles of travel. They will create their own problems, collect data and be required to program the robot with precision.

There is an obvious trial and error component that will require students to make sense of the problem and to practice and hone their interpersonal communication skills and patience. Ultimately, students will critique each others' robotic travels and group dynamic and log their experience by recording video of their programmed robot traversing their course.

Please help our science and math department with securing these materials so our students can work in groups on a high-touch and engaging lesson that addresses many of the math and science standards. Thank you!

Mr. Cohen
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero SPRK+ STEAM Educational Robot • Amazon Business $129.95 2 $259.90

Materials cost

$259.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.78

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$317.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.04

Total project goal

$373.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$373.62

1 Donor

-$186.81

Donations toward project cost

-$158.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.02

match offer

-$186.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$158.79

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.02

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$0.00

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