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Mrs. Ernstes from Hudsonville MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What Problems Could Robots Help Us Solve?

Help me give my students the opportunity to make robotics and computer programming come to life!

  • $481 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math as access points for guided inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experimental learning, persist in problem solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process.

"I love coming to STEAM every week - we always get to do fun things." My students are the innovators, educations, leaders, and learners of the 21st century.

When my students leave STEAM, I want them to know that they have the power to make the world a better place.

My Project

STEAM students are constantly thinking through problems faced in the real world and coming up with creative solutions. They are encouraged to inquire, explore, and innovate. This year we will be building robots to model those that are working to clean up a toxic waste spill in Japan, we will be engineering model machines to rescue an animal in danger, and we will be designing an energy efficient device to assist workers in moving heavy objects a long distance.

I want to give them the opportunity to explore something brand new: programming robots.

With the opportunity to use a SPHERO, my students will have the chance to extend what the STEAM curriculum has to offer and explore an entirely new field that they may be interested in pursuing as they grow in their education.

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Mrs. Ernstes
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sphero SPRK+: App-Enabled Robot Ball with Programmable Sensors + LED Lights - STEM Educational Toy for Kids - Learn JavaScript, Scratch & Swift • Amazon Business $87.99 3 $263.97
Sphero SPRK+: App-Enabled Robot Ball with Programmable Sensors + LED Lights - STEM Educational Toy for Kids - Learn JavaScript, Scratch & Swift • Amazon Business $108.79 1 $108.79

Materials cost

$372.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$408.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.06

Total project goal

$480.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$480.41

9 Donors

-$238.00

Donations toward project cost

-$206.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.95

match offer

-$238.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$202.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.70

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

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$0.00

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