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Students will be immersed in the world of STEM, through a maker space concept where students will have a large variety of concepts and activities that they can rotate through. Students will have many opportunities to learn and explore in areas of their direct interest. They will have opportunities to work with Legos, K’NEX, circuits, and contraptions and many other hands on materials to build bridges, explore renewable energy, simple machines, and robotics. Students will have centers during the STEM program to use many different varieties of STEM activities to enhance what they have learned in the classroom as well as what they are personally interested in, to hopefully one day find their niche. This is not just a great opportunity for our STEM students but an opportunity to reach out to the whole school and bring STEM ideas and activities to all students.

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Jabil - STEM Maker Space

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School:
Starkey Elementary School 
Subject:
Stem 
Teacher:
Rachel Martin 
Students Impacted:
40 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
November 30, 2015

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Pinellas Education Foundation - Tag - $971.51

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Impact to My Classroom

# of Students Impacted: 40

Students have had a marvelous time working in the STEM makerspace. They have completed Lego challenges, bulit contraptions, and have engineered using the products given. The students loved this opportunity and it will be used for many years to come!! 

 

Thank you so much.

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Original Grant Overview

Goal

Students will be immersed in the world of STEM, through a maker space concept where students will have a large variety of concepts and activities that they can rotate through. Students will have many opportunities to learn and explore in areas of their direct interest. They will have opportunities to work with Legos, K’NEX, circuits, and contraptions and many other hands on materials to build bridges, explore renewable energy, simple machines, and robotics. Students will have centers during the STEM program to use many different varieties of STEM activities to enhance what they have learned in the classroom as well as what they are personally interested in, to hopefully one day find their niche. This is not just a great opportunity for our STEM students but an opportunity to reach out to the whole school and bring STEM ideas and activities to all students. 

 

What will be done with my students

Students will learn all about renewable energy that brings to life real world problems that we face on a day to day basis. Students will study and learn about the different types of renewable energy and then using K’NEX they will build a solar panel, motors, and a capacitor. They will build these items and the generate electricity and then investigate and compare the power capability of each.
Students will also learn about the building and engineering of bridges. They will use contraptions and BrickTek to build a variety of structures and compare their structures and the important elements that make up a successful bridge.
Students will also be learning about technology through the use of circuits. Students will use Snap Circuits and Littlebits to be creative and inventive and learn the beginning steps of electronics. 

 

Benefits to my students

Students will gain and have a deeper understanding of concepts that affect the real world. Giving students a variety of STEM activities, based on their interests will engage them in many different ways. This will give students a positive outlook on school and science while guiding them into their future jobs and careers.  

 

Describe the Students

The students who would benefit from these materials are AMAZING! They are kind, curious, and willing to learn. They desperately look forward to the day that STEM meets and come with an eagerness to learn. They love to experiment and get hands on with learning! I only want to provide many more of these opportunities. There are a variety of students who attend this program. There are 27 girls and 13 boys. We are a low income school with free and reduced lunch and breakfast for all students. The students would appreciate and be thankful for any donations and materials that allow them to have fun while learning 

 

Budget Narrative

With this grant, I would purchase: K’NEX, BricTek, Contraptions, Littlebits, Snap Circuits, books, zoob modeling, and Megaformers. All items relate to a STEM field of study and would be purchased from EAI and S&S. Items will be placed in tubs for students to use in stations or for the expanding of student awareness throughout the school. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 K'NEX renewable energy $179.95
2 Littlebits electronic premium $189.99
3 Snap Circuit Jr. Electronics Set (2) $77.98
4 Contraptions $52.99
5 Zoob Modeling system $54.99
6 BricTeck legos $102.99
7 BricTek base plates $7.99
8 Bricktek door and windows $19.99
9 Bridges and Tunnels book $14.49
10 Gears beginning building $24.50
11 Simple machines $35.95
12 Gravity maze $27.95
13 The flying machine book $14.49
14 Hands-on engineering book $17.49
15 9 Liter storage bins (3) $21.42
16 64 liter storage bins (2) $18.36
17 Megaformers $109.99
  Total: $971.51

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