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Mrs. Gorman from Buffalo NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAMing in the Art Room

Help me give my students the experience of working with robotic technology in the art room in order to develop higher level thinking skills through planning, preparation, experimentation and creation.

  • $666 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the dreamers, thinkers, talkers and explorers. They are the future artists and engineers or our community. As the art teacher I work with an abundance of students ranging in skills and individualized needs.

My students are our future and I want to give them all of the tools and opportunities to start, and continue, their journey toward success.

Located in one of the lowest income neighborhoods in our state, our school is an incredible place that is striving to make positive changes in the community. As a charter school we receive less per student in state funds than a traditional public school. In total, approximately 89% of our students receive free or reduced price lunch. I need your help to provide my students with the resources they need to become successful, positive contributors in an ever changing, modern world.

My Project

Through the arts students thrive in learning through play, planning, experimenting and revising. Even greater would be the ability to join science, math and the arts with the use of technology.

With these STEM robots my students will be able to create a visual and physical representation of the pathway designed for the robot to follow.

Just as an architect plans a building on paper for it to then come to fruition, so will the upper grade level students see their sketches come to life as new artworks as the robots glide across the paper.

Students will design a park for the community with pathways and recreational spaces, such as a swing set, a splash pad or even a soccer field or basketball court. Utilizing their ideas and knowledge of the community in need, students will code the robot to create the pathways and outline the areas for activities in order to create a blueprint.

Younger grade levels can use the STEM robots to create a map of a city. Large paper can be spread across the ground as the students work in teams to drag paint across the paper with the robots to design their city streets. From there the students can design the tops of the buildings from a bird's eye view.

Having these STEM robots will open the world of technology up for my students as they explore the visual arts in the modern age.

Mrs. Gorman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero SPRK+: App-Enabled Robot Ball with Programmable Sensors + LED Lights - STEM Educational Toy for Kids - Learn JavaScript, Scratch & Swift • Amazon Business $87.99 6 $527.94

Materials cost

$527.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$565.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$99.86

Total project goal

$665.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$665.72

7 Donors

-$340.94

Donations toward project cost

-$297.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.64

match offer

-$315.95

Match offer toward project cost

-$268.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.39

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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