Putting the "T" in STEM

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The Description

Bache-Martin has been lucky enough to receive LEGO Education WeDo robots for science class. Unfortunatly, we are limited in how to use them in the science classroom due to lack of updated and functional laptops for the students to program the robots that they build. I would love for the students to be able to use the WeDo bots the way they are intended, and to be able to incorporate the standards aligned LEGO Education lessons that go along with them. The WeDo kits allow even the youngest engineers and special education students to build and learn simple programing code. This past year, I was able to use the kits with our 4th grade/AS Inclusion class and am proud to say that all students were actively engaged and challenged in the lessons. I would love to be able to give that experience to all of our scientists here at Bache as we work to provide more STEM opportunities for them in their K-4 Science special.

With Chromebooks in our classroom, my students will have access to the WeDo app, as well as other science websites that will be incorporated into the curriculum. Through the generosity of Bache-Martin parents, and friends we were able to purchase a school wide Mystery Science curriculum for the 2018-2019 year. The Chromebooks can be used for individual Mystery Science activities and lessons as well.

Through Best Buy Education I can purchase Chromebooks for students at a discounted rate and also receive free shipping. Your generous investment to our fundraiser will open a world of opportunities for my students that they will not soon forget. If you are not able to make an investment today, please still consider sharing this through your social media channels as it increases the likelihood that we reach our goal.

Here is the breakdown of our goal of $2,730.93 for Best Buy

Best Buy Samsung Chromebook (x15)$2,649.00
WePay payment processing fee$81.93
Total goal amount$2,730.93

Back Up Plan

If we do not reach our goal I will purchase as many Chromebooks as possible for the science room. 

Fundraiser Updates (1)

Getting excited!

August 15, 2018

Thank you everyone who has donated so far! I'm getting really excited for this project and using the WeDo bots with my scientists this year. I'm also currently in a PD at UPENN for more LEGO Education kits! Bache will also be getting 16 simple machine and mechanisms kits for 4th and 5th grade students to use in their science classes. Mr. Hennigan and I are learning how to incorporate these hands on kits with the School District's curriculum. We're both really excited to get these into the classrooms. 

 

Thank you again for all of your support with science at Bache-Martin as we work to incorporate STEM and engineering into our lessons.  

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About the Creator

I am a 2nd year teacher in the School District of Philadelphia. I teach science to K-4 students in a diverse neighborhood school in the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia

Investments (18)

$20

Amy B Dusch

2 days ago

$50

Nissa Eisenberg

2 days ago

$50

Yana Balson

4 days ago

$25

TJ and Nicole Ginieczki

1 week ago

$50

Anonymous

1 week ago

$50

Tara Desmond

1 week ago

$100

Amy Choules

1 week ago

$75

Johanna Isaacs

2 weeks ago

$50

Joanne Hurchla

3 weeks ago

$100

Anne Nevins

3 weeks ago

$100

Kathryn Hurchla

4 weeks ago

$100

Nissa Eisenberg

1 month ago

$50

Susan Lowry

1 month ago

$100

Jerilyn Dressler

1 month ago

$10

Ali Van Norden

1 month ago

$100

Angelica Jaszek

1 month ago

$30

Jennifer & Christopher Storb

1 month ago

$10

Andrew Short

2 months ago