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Ms. Tucker from Waikoloa HI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Take Our Robots to the Next Level

Help me give my students additional parts for their Lego Robotics kits so they can design their own ideas.

  • $301 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second graders embody the Aloha spirit. They are loving, compassionate, full of gratitude, and care deeply for our Earth. They like to move, sing, build, and stretch out on the floor with a good book.

My students learn best when they are able to physically connect to our studies through hands-on experiences.

We live in a diverse rural community on the Big Island of Hawaii. Our community is tight-knit, but it is isolated. As a result, we have limited resources. My students are too young to feel the limitations yet, and I'd like to keep it that way. I work hard to ensure that every child in my room has just what he/she needs to feel secure and be successful in school.

My Project

It is amazing how much my students are learning through integrating Lego Robotics into our studies. Just this week, they designed robots to solve problems created by volcanic eruptions on our island. Students have started taking their robot designs beyond the prescribed build plans, and I'd like to give them some additional pieces with which to work.

With additional pieces, students won't be limited to the components in their kit, allowing them to truly design the ideas they envision.

The WeDo "Replacement Pack" will supplement the small components in our kits, including those tiny and important connector pieces. The "Technic" parts will allow for additional moving parts once connected to our WeDo motors and sensors. Base plates will provide a foundation for students wanting to showcase how their robot interacts with its environment. Finally, rechargeable batteries will allow us to run our robots without worrying about the environmental impact of burning through batteries.

Our next challenge will be to design a robot that helps conserve our island resources. Think about the extensive content knowledge, problem solving skills, and communication skills students will develop through this challenge. It will be amazing to be part of their learning! I can't wait to share with you solutions students design using our new parts.

Ms. Tucker
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WeDo 2.0 Replacement Pack • LEGO Education $11.95 5 $59.75
Technic Liftarm Brick Separator Chassis Frame Liftarm Beam Rotor Helicopter - 280 Pieces Beams Axles Connectors Bricks Sets Technic Beams Technic Parts • Amazon Business $27.98 1 $27.98
LOONGON Technic Series Parts - 450 Pieces Gear Chain Link Connectors Bricks Sets Technic Parts Pack for Robot, Compatible with Lego Technic Parts • Amazon Business $27.98 1 $27.98
AmazonBasics AA Rechargeable Batteries (16-Pack) - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
LME Replacement Pack 8 • LEGO Education $11.95 2 $23.90
DreambuilderToy Upgrade Stackable Building Base Plates- Baseplate 10" x 10" in Variety Color, Compatible with All Major Brands (6PC Mixed) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Lego Chain, 21 Links, Dark Bluish Grey, (5 Count) • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90

Materials cost

$198.49

Vendor shipping charges

$15.00

State sales tax

$8.73

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$255.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.04

Total project goal

$300.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$300.24

3 Donors

-$275.24

Donations toward project cost

-$233.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.29

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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