I am aiming to offer an after school robotics club for girls at my school this year. While the program itself is being offered by the school, the robotics supplies are not. As such, I am hoping to raise about $1000 to put toward 2 base kits and a Green City Challenge Set.
The base kits provide the required pieces for building the robots and the challenge sets provide scenarios and programming challenges that extend the students’ understanding of programming and robot construction.
The reason I am focusing on girls is because most girls assume that science and technology are ‘boy’ subjects and as such, they are underrepresented in both fields. In addition, programming robots teaches logical thinking as well as mathematical concepts that are beneficial for critical thinking, problem solving and academic success.
In addition, I am hoping that the club will be successful enough to begin looking at bringing my students to the First Lego League competitions.
Please help in any way you can. The club starts in October and I’m hoping to raise the money before the end date so I can know if the club is a viable offering and to have enough time to purchase the kits.
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