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Mrs. Abordo from Kelseyville CA is requesting art supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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STEM and the Young Masters of Robotics

Help me give my students WiggleBot and BristleBot STEM Kits to teach the basics of design engineering process, circuitry, and principles of balance.

  • $336 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom is a place of challenge and discovery! We live in one of the most impoverished counties in California which has been further impacted by multiple wildfires over the past four years. However hazy and ash filled our skies might become, our dreams and determination to achieve a brighter future are undimmed.

While our little town is both friendly and remarkably beautiful, many families struggle financially.

At our very small, rural, Title I school, all of our students participate in both the free lunch and free breakfast programs. We also offer a reduced cost after school enrichment program. The wonderful first to fifth grade students who visit my reading intervention classroom work diligently to sharpen their reading and writing skills. They eagerly strive to move forward in their academic careers.

My Project

Science is an invaluable motivational tools for young students who are finding challenge as they learn to read. Students adore STEM and develop self esteem as they learn how to think and behave like the scientists and engineers they admire.

With your donation of WiggleBot and BristleBot STEM kits, students will create a fascinating robotic drawing machine and tiny robot whose moment can be programmed simply by changing the position of its arms.

Students will gain hands-on experience with engineering, small motors, circuitry, and the principles of balance. Both of these open ended projects allow for creativity and innovation rater than demanding rote memorization. Students are gently lead into critical thinking and problem solving while they are experimenting and collaborating with their peers. Let's shake up the curriculum and make students want to jump out of bed and beg to get to school early!

Please join me in providing engaging challenges and fun lessons which make it easier for students to focus their effort, develop their reading skills, and gain mastery of the STEM concepts behind each challenge. The seeds we plant today might just produce the scientists and engineers who will change our world and produce a brighter tomorrow!

Mrs. Abordo
Grades 3-5
  • Riviera Elementary School
  • Kelseyville, CA
  • More than half of students from low‑income households Data about students' economic need comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education. Learn more

    This project will reach 47 students.

    5 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOT SUPER WIGGLE 10 PACK • Ward's Science $72.68 2 $145.36
BRISTLEBOT KIT - 25 PACK • Ward's Science $85.00 1 $85.00

Materials cost

$230.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$21.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$284.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.28

Total project goal

$335.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$335.18

2 Donors

-$162.73

Donations toward project cost

-$142.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.28

match offer

-$167.59

Match offer toward project cost

-$142.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.14

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.86

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$0.00

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