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Dr. Bagby from Ewa Beach HI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-led project

STEM/ Maker Event and Career Exploration Hands-On Stations

We need to learn more about careers by programming with Codey Rocky Smart Robot, Airblock Drone, HUE Animation, and use of AmScope biomedical microscope and plan a STEM/Maker night for our school.

  • $559 goal

This project expired on November 19, 2018.

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About My Students

“What career did you want when you were in 8th grade?” A question asked by students. That question shows the importance of exploring future careers during middle school to make best choices for high school courses and college programs to lead to a rewarding career.

We are a diverse school. Our students love to actively learn and are naturally curious. They are fun, outgoing, and caring. Our focus is to prepare students to be lifelong learners prepared to excel in high school and after. Students actively engage in real world situations and want to explore careers to make better decisions. More than a 1/3 of our students are from low-income households.

850 students in 7th and 8th grade, 20% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 42% Asian, 11% Hispanic, 4% Black, 1% American Indian/Alaska Native, 13% White, 9% 2+ races

“What career did you want when you were in 8th grade?” Exploring future careers is vital during middle school to make best choices for high school courses and college programs to lead to a rewarding career. We would all agree we could have used more chances to explore possibilities.

Grant info

Student led projects with student voice and choice.

Design hands on lab activities using tools that simulate real world careers with focus on STEM, Healthcare, and Public Service in high demand/ high skill/ high pay careers.

Career areas include virtual reality, cyber security, emergency medicine, biomedicine, drones, coding, robotics, sustainable food, clean air and entrepreneurship.

Implement a STEM/Maker event for families and communities, and elementary school

Adopt a community service learning project to connect and give back to the community

Outcomes of career options, high school course selection, and college programs

Virtual reality allows students to have virtual field trips to open up the world and explore things new

In Their Own Words

"Please help us. We have made plans to Design hands-on STEM Maker stations for different careers. We will use these stations in class to see what workers in those areas do in their jobs. It will be great to use tools similar to those the experts use. We looked to see areas that our state needs trained workers in. Getting to simulate these careers lets us see what we are interested in. We'll get to have many different career stations to check out. This will help us and others to know how to decide high school classes and cool careers."

"Next we will plan a STEM night for our families and other students. We plan to choose a station we will be the expert on and be in charge of during the STEM night. This will give us a chance to show our families what we have learned and share it with younger students. We plan to invite younger students."

"Planning a STEM event let's us work together to put on something big to show our families and younger students what we have learned. It will take a lot of team work to plan. We will use the Codey Rocky Smart Robot, Airblock Drone, HUE Animation, AmScope biomedical microscope from the STEM Maker stations we made and used in class."

"It's important to learn about careers early. It's hard to make decisions if I don't know about them. We will get to practice with new equipment like robotics, programming drones, medical situations, clean air and starting a business. This will also help all students to decide with classes to take in high school.

Putting on a STEM event will give younger people ideas and we get to show what we have learned. It's important for people to see what is new and what we are learning to be ready for the future.

We will be leaders in planning this big night. It will give us teamwork. It will be hard work, but fun."

Dr. Bagby
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 850 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmScope M170C-E 40X-1000X Dual LED Solid-metal Portable Compound Microscope with Camera • Amazon Business $125.99 1 $125.99
Makeblock Codey Rocky Smart Robot, STEM Educational, Entry-level Programming Toys for 6yrs+ Kids to know AI & IOT, Available on Macbook, Chromebook, Windows and Compatible with LEGO • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
Makeblock Airblock Multi-form Drone, Free APP Easily Control without Experience, Programable Toys for Kids to Easily Assemble Drone, Hovercraft, Vehic and More, Safe Structure for Kids • Amazon Business $99.00 1 $99.00
HUE Animation Studio (Blue) for Windows PCs and Apple Mac OS X: complete stop motion animation kit with camera, software and book • Amazon Business $59.95 1 $59.95
60 Tube - 16x150mm Clear Plastic Test Tube Set with Caps and Rack • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
PartyWoo Assorted Jewel Toned Color Balloons (144 pcs) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
OOK 50136 24 Gauge, 100ft Steel Galvanized Wire • Amazon Business $4.93 1 $4.93

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