You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Ms. Henry from Downers Grove IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

3D Learning Through 3D Printing

My students need a 3D printer and filament to bring their creativity and ideas to life.

  • $988 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

If you were to stand in the doorway of my classroom, you would see the following things: collaboration, creativity, and hands-on learning. My students are eager to learn and ask questions about how things work. I challenge them to explain what is happening in the world around them.

Teamwork, engineering, and creativity come alive in my classroom as students work to solve design challenges.

The room is buzzing with activity as problems are being solved and the students work together to find solutions to the task at hand. My students are 7th graders who are eager to learn and are fascinated by science. They ask questions about the world around them and want to know how the world works. I have students from a wide range of economic backgrounds with a growing population of lower income students. My school has outdated science equipment that I am slowly trying to replace with a limited budget for my science department.

My Project

My students need a 3D printer and filament. "If only we had a 3D printer, we could...." was a comment made to me by one of my students recently. My students see the potential in what they create, and unfortunately, the resources we have are limited. My students would be able to follow the engineering design process to solve problems and design solutions to those problems. 3D printing would allow them to take the task a step further and actually create their design. The impact of seeing their creation become a reality would help engage my students and keep them interested in learning about science and engineering. The goal would be to allow each student to print at least one design by the end of the school year.

Science is something you do, not something that is done to you.

I believe that the way to learn science is by doing and finding ways to teach science in a way that peaks curiosity in my students. The students I work with will be excited to have a 3D printer available for them to use. They will learn how to design solutions and collaborate with other students. Donations will help provide more resources for my science classroom that I have not been able to fund through my limited classroom budget.

Read More
Ms. Henry
Grades 6-8

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. Henry is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RoBo 3D - R1 Plus + 3D Printer - White • Best Buy Education $739.19 1 $739.19
RoBo 3D - 1.75mm PLA Filament 2.2 lbs. - Arctic White • Best Buy Education $30.48 1 $30.48
RoBo 3D - 1.75mm PLA Filament 2.2 lbs. - Rocket Red • Best Buy Education $28.01 1 $28.01

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


13 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Downers Grove","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[661816],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1805193,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":150,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Henry","authorIds":{"661816":{"owner":"Ms. Henry","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1805193],"proposalHash":"1550567577","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":144634,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzMyOTkyNQ==","MzMzMDAyMA==","MzMyOTkzOA==","MzMzMDM4NQ==","MzMzMDE0OQ==","MzMzMDA5MQ==","MzMzMDIyMA==","MzMzMDAzMA==","MzMzMDE0NQ==","MzMyOTkxNQ==","MzMyOTkxOQ==","MTk1NzQ1Ng==","Mjk2Nzg4Mg==","MzAxMTE5Nw=="],"teacherId":661816,"schoolCounty":"Du Page","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}