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Mr. Rodriguez from Bakersfield CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Technology for Problem Solvers and Thinkers

Help me give my students a passion for science and engineering through creative tools and access to robotics programming.

  • $689 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2019.

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My Students

The students in my classroom are full of the type of enthusiasm only 8, 9, and 10 year olds possess. They are eager to learn, share, and work with others if it means making a positive impact on their communities (whether it be classroom, school, or neighborhood). They thrive when appropriately challenged, and the high expectations they consistently meet are the best indicators for just how far their successes will take them in life. For now, they should feel a sense of pride for how hard they work, despite factors that do not always make that job easy.

My Project

All children seem to possess an innate passion for science and engineering, but all too often that passion is repeatedly trampled and whittled away at until little of it remains late in a student's educational journey. While younger students are likely to list science as one of their favorite subjects, many older students dismiss it as too difficult or uninteresting.

With your help, I aim to ensure that my students develop a strong foundation for a lifelong love of science.

The items you would help support in this project would go a long way toward bringing out the creative thinker and problem solver in every student. The STEM bins would give all students in the classroom the opportunity to think flexibly while solving problems, and the accompanying science related books will further stoke their young imaginations as they brainstorm and implement endless ideas. Lastly, access to robotics this early will send these students off to higher grades ready to demonstrate knowledge of a field many believe reserved for the most affluent schools or niche classes.

Your support would mean having these students walk off to middle school and later high school with a healthy appreciation for the expansive field of science and, more importantly, a greater sense of confidence in their own abilities.

Mr. Rodriguez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind STEM Bins by Brooke Brown, Comprehensive Kit, 16-Bin Makerspace Set with 22 Manipulatives • Amazon Business $249.95 1 $249.95
Anki Cozmo robot, robotics for kids and adults, learn coding and play games • Amazon Business $179.99 1 $179.99
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments: Awesome Things To Do With Your Parents, Babysitters and Other Adults • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Engineered!: Engineering Design at Work • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Awesome Science Experiments for Kids: 100+ Fun STEM / STEAM Projects and Why They Work • Amazon Business $11.12 1 $11.12
The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity-Challenge the World Around You! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
101 Great Science Experiments • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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