Sphero SPRK are simple robotic spheres that are available through the Sphero company at a significant educational discount. Thirty-two Sphero SPRKs would be dispersed among the four classrooms, with each having a dedicated set of eight. Sphero SPRKs are rechargeable and can be used year after year.
Sphero Chariots will be used during specific lessons pertaining to motion and measurement. These add-on devices are designed to be able to carry cargo, snap on toy building bricks to design creations, or even race allowing for measurements of speed and distance. Sphero Chariots are non-powered and reusable. Twenty chariots will need to be purchased to allow for multiple class use among the four classrooms.
Sphero Ultra Ultimate Covers Pack and Nubby Cover
Sphero covers come in different textures and purposes. A class set of covers will need to be purchased in order to conduct experiments in measurement and friction.
Kindle Fire 8GB
Kindle Fire is the lowest cost device that is compatible with the software needed to run the Sphero SPRK. Classrooms currently have a limited amount of devices such as iPads and due to each Sphero requiring a device to run it, fourteen additional devices will need to be purchased. These devices can be reused.
1/2" Presentation Binders
These durable folders will be used to collect data about monthly activities and experiments. Packets of experiment papers will be copied in district to be placed in the folders. While four teachers will be participating, at least six sections of students will be serviced in this project. By purchasing more binders they are less consumable and may possibly be used more than one year.
Blue Painter’s Tape and Home Collection Shower Curtain Liners
Shower curtain liners along with Blue Painter’s tape are a cost effective and space saving alternative needed to administer the pre and post assessment mazes. The tape will be used on the shower curtain liners to create storable assessments for later comparison.