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Ms. Paz from Bakersfield CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

3D Printer for Project Lead The Way Course!

My students need a 3D printer to fulfill the PLTW course of Design and Modeling. They need the filament to create their designs using the 3D printer.

  • $1,107 goal

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My Students

My school just opened in 2015. This is the first year of the Project Lead the Way courses and the emphasis of our course is on Design and Modeling. Students will get skills in measuring and others, but where's the real world application? That's where prototype to make kids feel like real engineers?

My students are 7th graders who entered PLTW by means of applying.

The students have a great interest in technologies. Many are adept with Google Drive and other applications, but they want to know more. Many want to understand how technologies in our world work and how they are designed. These students are begging to know more and 3D printing will give them a fill. They want to gain real life skills in 3D printing. The new 21st century learners will be ahead of the game by understanding how to use the wave of new technology and I want my students on this wave.

My Project

Students will use Inventor to design different items: a phone case, a peg toy, and a large playground. The difference is that my students will lack in the final step all engineers strive for: creating and printing their prototype. A 3D printer will keep my students engaged in their Design and Modeling learning/process to complete their projects on time and as to complete them with gusto. My kids also deserve a chance to see their designs in real life, not just to access it on a computer. My students would solve real world problems and their prototype can be printed. This provides students the chance to use their critical thinking skills as well; to question the practicality of their phone case, playground, ect. They would be able to think of how their prototype can solve a problem.

I know my students would greatly appreciate the opportunity to learn to use a 3D printer.

As technology grows, more news stories show how 3D printers are impacting many different fields, like medical devices, airplanes, and even to create the perfect shoe. My kids will gain experiences and skills associated with a 3D printer that will follow them to other PLTW courses and their careers that will lead them to successes.

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Ms. Paz
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 33 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ROBO 3D R1 Fully Assembled 3D Printer, 8" x 9" x 10" Maximum Build Dimensions, 100 Micron Maximum Resolution, 1.75-mm ABS, PLA, T-Glase, Laywood, HIPS, and Flexible Filament • Amazon Business $799.99 1 $799.99
Hatchbox 1.75mm Black PLA 3D Printer Filament - 1kg Spool (2.2 lbs) - Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05mm • Amazon Business $22.98 1 $22.98

Materials cost

$822.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$75.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$940.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$165.99

Total project goal

$1,106.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,106.60

1 Donor

-$1,106.60

Donations toward project cost

-$940.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$165.99

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$0.00

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