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Mr. Martinez from Los Angeles CA is requesting instructional technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

3D Printer- Printing Students Ideas in 3D.

Help me give my students a 3D printer so they can iterate and see their ideas come to life -- something that many students never have access to.

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My Students

Hello, I teach 8th grade Science and Computer Science. These students desire to learn. They are looking for ways to express themselves, and I am inspired by their creativity, drive, and dedication. I plan to use the Makerblot 3-D Printer to allow students to unleash their potential using cutting edge technology. About 65% of my school qualify for free/reduced lunch. Most of our school's funding go to personnel so updated technology that meets the need of our students can be difficult to purchase.

My Project

A strong foundation in technology and engineering is key to developing 21st-century skills. Students are familiar with 3D printers and having access to one in class will be a first for many of these students.

MakerBot replicator is a 3D printer that will help students to bring their engineering designs and models to life throughout the school year.

I envision my students using this tool for everything from our engineering challenges throughout the year to creating models of their designs. Students will utilize the 3D printer in everything from designing vehicles to manufacturing manipulative items to help better understand difficult topics.

We will learn to use design programs and then learn the exciting techniques of 3D printing and the building of 3D machines. 3D printing includes so many of the Next Generation Science Standards. The core principles of the NGSS can be applied to the use of 3D printing in the classroom because 3D printing gives student the opportunity to be hands-on, create experiential artifact that gives students a deep understanding of the science behind how the world works. Some of these students have never seen a 3D printer in action, let alone experience the process of learning how to design and print.

Mr. Martinez
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
MakerBot Replicator + 3D Printer, with swappable Smart Extruder+, Black (MP07825EU) • Amazon Business $1,963.62 1 $1,963.62
MakerBot 375-0009A Tough, 2 lb, 1.75Millimeters, Safety Orange • Amazon Business $65.00 1 $65.00
MakerBot 375-0007A Tough PLA, 2 lb, 1.75Millimeters, Onyx Black • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99

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