Purchase four (4) VEX IQ Super kits for students to use in class and after school STEM club. Each kit will cost $430.00. Four (4) kits will cost $1,720.00

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Purchase 4 VEX IQ Superkit Robots for STEM class/club

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School:
Barrington Middle School 
Category:
Career and Technical 
Teacher/
Administrator:
Jeffrey Fewell 
 
100245 
Students Impacted:
120 
Grade Levels Impacted:
6-8 
Date:
December 10, 2018

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- $1,720.00

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Impact to My Classroom

# of Students Impacted: 120

This is an exciting time for our school and our Business Technology Education program.   Your donation allowed us to purchase four robots for our technology/STEM classes.  We have 180 students involved in a technology and coding class, and all of them has had the opportunity to explore robotic coding using the robotic programming software received with the robots and to operate the robots.  We received the robots in April and students diligently worked as teams to build them, program them, and compete with each other on a timed obstacle course.   The robots are also used in an afterschool STEM program where 50 students from the 6th grade circuitry club and the 7th- 8th grade robotics club completed advanced training in mechanics, programming, and operational maintenance. 

Barrington Middle School is looking forward to putting 12 Robotic competition teams together and compete in Robot Events for 2019-2020.  Thank you for inspiring students with the gift of STEM.

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Students using robot programming software

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6th grade students exploring the robot functions

 

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Building a robot

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Building a robot

 

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Obstacle course challenge

 

Original Grant Overview

Project Goal

Purchase four (4) VEX IQ Super kits for students to use in class and after school STEM club. Each kit will cost $430.00. Four (4) kits will cost $1,720.00 

 

How Project Benefits Students

I have 5 classes where students are exposed to coding and Computer Science. From these classes, 40 students are involved in an after-school STEM Robotic club. Currently, students are practicing their coding on a robotic tutorial; however, the club does not have any robots available to apply their actual learned knowledge. These robots would provide students with the ability to understand how computer coding is used in the world of mechanics and engineering. 

 

Expected Outcome(s)

Students will form groups of three and work as a team to build and program their robot to achieve an objective. Lesson materials are available from the manufacturer to assist in the learning process. These robots can be used in class to reinforce student coding skills. Students who sign up for the optional STEM Robotic club will be provided additional instructional activities after-school and will be offered the opportunity to compete at middle school robotic competitions through robotevents.com. 

 

Detailed Cost Summary

Each Vex Superkit will cost $430.00. Four kits will cost $1720.00.

Thank you. 

 

Items

# Item Description Total Cost
1 VEX IQ Superkit $430.00
2 VEX IQ Superkit $430.00
3 VEX IQ Superkit $430.00
4 VEX IQ Superkit $430.00
  Total: $1,720.00

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