Environmental science activity kits and a mini-robot

Let’s take advantage of a matching offer to provide a variety of environmental science activity kits for a never-before-funded elementary school class in San Antonio. Donations to this project are matched by General Motors: At GM, we know that equipping educators of color with the resources to confidently teach STEM concepts in the classroom is the cornerstone of developing our future STEM innovators and leaders.

PROJECT 1

Project: A world of science

Resources: Help me give my students fun and engaging science lessons using hands-on kits!

Economic need: A Equity-oriented school; notearly all students from low-income households.

Location: Sky Harbor Elementary School, San Antonio, Texas

Total: $560.64 (2x matching funds)

Still need: $495.34 $198.81 ($100 from us)

Description of the project by Ms Cantu:

I am a proud bilingual teacher who believes in literacy and promotes it through hands-on activities. Nothing improves a student’s learning than hands-on activities! With these kits readily available to all of our students, it will foster a love of learning by being able to experiment like a scientist. Having the opportunity to apply what they have read will help my students make those connections to apply in the world and their own learning. Every student deserves a chance to take ownership of their own learning. With these kits, they can do that and more!

Additional Note: The requested activity kits focus on matter, properties of the earth and ecosystems.

Donations of ANY size can make a BIG difference!

As Belinda Ridgewood explained in last week’s TIP newspaper, Ms. Williams needs her high school students in St. Louis to have a chance to program these cool little golf-ball-sized robots. Ms. Williams even stopped by to thank us the first week we pitched her project!

PROJECT #2

Project: STEM on a roll!

Resources: Help me give back to my students by providing Sphero Mini gear for our STEM/Computer/Technology Student Associate Club. My goal is to expose and educate my technology scholars in a fun and creative way.

Economic need: A Equity-oriented school; notearly all students from low-income households.

Location: Riverview Gardens High School, St. Louis, Missouri

Total: $527.25

Still need: $264.60 $176.07

Description of the project by Ms. Angela Williams:

Technology and coding have become part of everyone’s life. It is important to educate about how technology works. By having the Sphero Mini in the classroom, I can eliminate the fear of coding for my students.

The Sphero will be used to teach coding, math practices, and navigation skills when used in obstacle courses.

This will promote team cooperation and autonomy. Yes, a tiny little robot can do all of this for just one child.

The Sphero will be used in class and in the extracurricular computer club.

Donations of ANY size can make a BIG difference!

The first video is a manufacturer’s advertisement for the product; the second is a review that goes into a bit more detail about the many things bots can do.


With lots of help from our readers, one of last week’s projects — STEM building tools for second graders – has been completed. Here is the teacher’s thank you note:

I am beyond grateful for all the generous donations our project has received. My Grade 2 students are going to love collaborating and problem solving when building with these materials. Play is truly the best kind of learning for kids and these materials will prove hours of quality play time and team building. Thanks a lot!

With gratitude,
Ms Halaburda

DonorsChoose developed the designation Equity-focused schools describe some schools submitting projects. They meet two criteria: at least 50% of students are black, Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, or multiracial, and at least 50% of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, the standard measure of economic need in the school. ‘school. You can read more at the link about their efforts to address long-standing inequalities in education.
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Founded in 2009, The inoculation project fights the anti-science and anti-education push in conservative America by funding science, math, and literacy projects in Red State public school classrooms and libraries. Our behavior is DonorsChoosea crowdfunding charity founded in 2000 and much loved by both Charity Navigator and the Better Business Bureau.

Every Sundaywe focus on helping finance projects in public neighborhoods schools where the overwhelming majority of students come from low-income households. We welcome everyone who supports education in public schools – no money required!

Finally, here is our list of successfully funded projects – our series total is 981! The Success List log also contains links and additional information about DonorsChoose.

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Also among nomads: belinda ridgewood is the best blog partner ever! Thank you so much for continuing TIP when I had to take a break.

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