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Mrs. Solis from Minneapolis MN is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Love: Robots to Build our Skills

Help me give my students STEM games and two Sphero robots and hexbugs to build our math and engineering skills.

  • $377 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have come from many different parts of the world including Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and the United States. They come with tenacity, creativity, and a wide variety of experiences and gifts. We work hard every day as scholars, artists, critical thinkers, and friends.

At our school, 96% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and 92% of the students are students of color.

The majority of my students are learning English as a second or third language. These students have the capacity to achieve greatness.

My Project

My students are incredibly curious and creative 4th graders. I see them engaged in critical thinking and problem solving. By having access to a variety of engineering-focused activities, my students will develop their creativity and critical thinking skills.

"You can't use up creativity; the more you use, the more you have"-- Maya Angelou.

The activities in this project include robots my students can code with including two Spheros and hexbugs and Blocks Rock, a strategic thinking game they can play in teams. With these activities, we will continue to develop our scientific minds and build a stronger classroom community. It is an exciting prospect!

My students have so much passion for learning and for creating--we need more opportunities to expand our perspectives and our creativity. These activities and games will stretch their imaginations and their critical thinking skills. Help us engineer great brain power! Thank you for considering donating to our project!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Blocks Rock! A STEM Toy and Educational Game for Competitive Structured Block Play, Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $59.99 2 $119.98
HEXBUG Nano Nitro 5 Pack Toy • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Sphero Mini Orange: App-Controlled Robotic Ball, Stem Learning & Coding Toy, Ages 8 & Up • Amazon Business $39.97 2 $79.94
20 HEXBUG-Compatible Batteries - Alkaline Cell - LR44 - AG13 • Amazon Business $3.09 2 $6.18

Materials cost

$286.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.29

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$320.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.53

Total project goal

$376.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$376.88

4 Donors

-$218.00

Donations toward project cost

-$185.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.70

Matching donations from our partners

-$158.88

Match offers toward project cost

-$135.05

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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