STEM careers are under represented in minorities and students from lower income backgrounds. Our goal is to expose more of our students to potential STEM careers. We in our first year as a STEM hub and need coding robots in a variety of levels, and makey makey kits to introduce our students to coding and innovative problem solving.

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Making strides with STEM

School:
Mann Middle School 
Category:
Stem 
Teacher/
Administrator:
Nicolette Dewsbury 
 
167003 
Students Impacted:
950 
Grade Levels Impacted:
6-8 
Date:
November 7, 2018

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Only $1,355.88 Needed

 

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Project Goal

STEM careers are under represented in minorities and students from lower income backgrounds. Our goal is to expose more of our students to potential STEM careers. We in our first year as a STEM hub and need coding robots in a variety of levels, and makey makey kits to introduce our students to coding and innovative problem solving. 

 

How Project Benefits Students

Our school is an urban school with an increasing number of low income transitory students. The free and reduced lunch population has risen nearly 10% in the last year alone to 80%. Our students have little exposure to technology on a meaningful basis at home or in their communities. They need opportunities to interact with coding and other STEM activities in order to prepare them for a 21st century career.

Each task they will participate in using the coding robots like Code and Go Robot Mouse, Sphero, and Makey Makey, will teach them not only coding but the problem solving process. As they work through situations and learn that failure is just another opportunity to learn and grow, students will collaborate and engage in teamwork and the inquiry cycle.

The coding robots we are requesting are for students on a variety of levels to include students on our traditional middle school path as well as students in our self contained ACESS points classrooms.

While collaborating with their peers and learning how to code, our students gain invaluable life skills in problem solving, technology, and teamwork.

By introducing these concepts and skills to them they might hopefully discover a future career or study path in college.  

 

Expected Outcome(s)

These devices will be used in the media center during STEM Morning activities. Attendance will be monitored as well as project success with the student groups. It is anticipated that student attendance to these activities will increase with the addition of coding robots and Makey Makey kits. Success will be analyzed by the Media Specialist, Reading Coach, Tech Specialist, and Science Coach on attendance, student ability to problem solve and achieve their goals within the groups.  

 

Detailed Cost Summary

2 Sphero Robots $298.00
3 Mouse Coding Robots $117
2 Mouse Coding Robot expansions for Math $39.98
4 Kindle Fires to use with robots. $200.00
Makey Makey STEM Pack Classroom Invention Literacy Kit 699.95 

 

Items

# Item Description Total Cost
1 Sphero Robot $149.99
2 Sphero Robot $149.00
3 Code & Go Robot Mouse $39.00
4 Code & Go Robot Mouse $39.00
5 Code & Go Robot Mouse $39.00
6 Learning Resources Mouse Math $19.99
7 Learning Resources Mouse Math $19.99
8 kindle fire $49.99
9 kindle fire $49.99
10 kindle fire $49.99
11 kindle fire $49.99
12 makey makey STEM Pack $699.95
  Total: $1,355.88

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