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Ms. Wysocki from Santa Clara CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEAMy Recycling Through Robotics

Help me give my students access to age-appropriate robotics materials to teach technology (STEAM) standards through engaging projects.

  • $1,848 goal

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My Students

Our school is a K-5 public elementary school located in the Santa Clara Unified School District. Our students come from very diverse backgrounds; fifty-two percent of our kids receive free and reduced-price meals while thirty percent are English Language Learners. Many of my students have limited access to 21st century technology at home.

My students are inquisitive problem-solvers.

They routinely collaborate with their peers in other 3rd grade classrooms as well as serving as cross-age tutors to our kindergarten buddy class. They embrace a growth mindset when problem solving and are beginning to understand there are many solutions to problems. They believe in the power of 'yet!'

My Project

This project cuts across curricular lines; integrating science standards and technology standards. By using Lego WeDos, students will work collaboratively to answer this question: How can you improve recycling methods to reduce waste?

At the end of this project, students will share their Lego WeDo robots and discoveries with their peers and their kindergarten buddy classes.

Utilizing our technology resources already on hand, 1:1 ChromeBook devices, students will design, build, and program a robot to sort recyclables. Through this design, students will learn how effective sorting of recyclables can aid in cutting back the amount of waste that is thrown away.

After researching the impact of waste on our environment, students will build an initial prototype to sort the recyclable materials. They will then reiterate their design or program to attempt to sort in a more effective manner.

As a result of this STEAM project, students will gain a better understanding of their impact on the world around them, how waste can be reduced through changes in behavior and how using technology can improve recycling methods.

Students will showcase their Lego WeDo projects at the Santa Clara Unified School District's STEAM Expo in May 2018.

Ms. Wysocki
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
WeDo 2.0 Core Set • LEGO Education $170.96 8 $1,367.68
WeDo 2.0 Replacement Pack • LEGO Education $10.76 1 $10.76

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