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Mrs. Coffey from San Bernardino CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAM - Artsy Boogie Bots

Help me give my students the materials to use the components of STEAM to create Artsy Boogie Bots.

  • $469 goal

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My Students

The students that I work with are eager and enthusiastic about STEAM activities. I am fortunate to work with students in Grades K-6 who value learning opportunities that are engaging and foster preparation for future jobs. For me, it is the most worthwhile experience to witness students taking thoughtful risks, working though the creative process, collaborating with others, and solving problems.

The STEAM model approach promotes inquiry, collaboration, and emphasis on process-based learning and utilizes the integrity of the arts.

My Project

These materials will allow students to create an artful moving bot while experiencing the important aspects of STEAM learning. Each component of STEAM can be broken down to provide a specific example. The Science component of this project helps students understand electricity and how the flow of electricity is an electrical current. The Technology aspect teaches students about circuits and how electricity currents flow through a closed path. Engineering the bot involves designing and often including many iterations of the design. The Artistic lines resulting from the bot's movements promotes discussion about examples of lines used in art. The Math component is a perfect way to discuss voltage and how to match the motor and power source voltage.

This STEAM based project is a perfect way to guide student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking; it will help to build the foundation that is needed to persevere in future projects/careers.

The most successful learning experiences are often when students don't realize they are learning. Giving my students this opportunity to have fun learning yet promoting the 4C's (critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication) is the best experience. Thank you for providing this opportunity!

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Mrs. Coffey
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ajax Scientific Round Mini Motor 1.5-3V, 8.5mm Shaft Length (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $10.88 10 $108.80
LAMPVPATH 5Pcs 2 AA Battery Holder with Switch, 2X 1.5V AA Battery Holder Case with Wire Leads and ON/Off Switch(5 Pack) • Amazon Business $7.99 10 $79.90
Pro Grade - Wine Corks - 50 Craft Grade Wine Corks • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
Crayola Super Tips Markers, Washable Markers, Gift, 50 Count • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
[48 Sets - 8 oz.] Plastic Deli Food Storage Containers with Airtight Lids • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
3M Scotch #35 Electrical Tape Value Pack VFP4B , 2-PACK • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
EpiqueOne Huge 2100 Pieces Pom Poms for Crafts Including 100 Colored Googly Eyes. Vivid Multicolor Glitter Pompoms Pink, Red, White, Blue. Wide Variety of Sizes 10-50mm. for Hobby, DIY, Decorating • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Acerich 600 Pcs Pipe Cleaners 30 Colors Chenille Stems for Christmas DIY Art Craft Decorations (6 mm x 12 Inch) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
3M Black Duct Tape, 3960-BK, 1.88 Inches by 60 Yards • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
200pcs 25mm/1 inch Wiggle Googly Eyes with Self-Adhesive Round Black & White Eyes for DIY Arts Craft Supplies Party Decorations • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
DOWELL 22-30 AWG Wire Stripper Wire Stripping Tool Wire Crimper And Multi-Function Hand Tool,Professional Handle Design And Refined Craftsmanship. • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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