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Mrs. Fernandez-Castillo from Miami FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

3D Printers Bringing Ideas to Life

Help me give my students a 3D printer with filament in order to create and manipulate models to further connect art to other STEAM areas!

  • $433 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a wonderfully diverse environment, most of them high-achieving and very hard workers. They love to excel and push themselves and they're so very inspiring to watch as they create and explore. Some students belong to the wonderful forensic science and performing arts magnet program, and others to the global studies magnet program. Because the school houses several magnet programs, many of our students are bussed in from different areas within our metropolitan area, some from lower socioeconomic regions.

My students are always thinking, always moving.

Over 270 students enter my room on a weekly basis with purposeful intention and a desire to learn. Because of our highly motivated student population, they have consistently scored high on district and state assessments, keeping a prideful tradition of high achievement.

My Project

Implementing a STEAM initiative would be the main priority, using other complementing software, our students can bring their artistic creations to life. Students can also use other established 3D modeling programs in order to master their use in conjunction with the 3D printer.

This 3D printer would be used to create 3D models of various artistic designs in order to understand how creativity is necessary in science, math, engineering and robotics.

This would promote innovative thinking in order to create new products. Mastery of this new technology would help our students better understand how it works and how it can be applied to other STEAM careers in the future.

Getting started with this emerging technology will give our students valuable skills they can transfer into real world applications.

Mrs. Fernandez-Castillo
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
[Open Filament] da Vinci Jr Pro 3D Printer-6"x6"x6" Volume, Fully Enclosed (Includes 300g Filament, Maintenance Tools, PLA/Tough PLA/PETG/Antibacterial PLA) - Upgradable to print Metallic/Carbon PLA • Amazon Business $289.87 1 $289.87
XYZprinting RFPLCXUS01A da Vinci Jr. & mini Series Filament, PLA (NFC), 600 g, Black • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
3D Pen/3D Printer Filament,1.75mm PLA Filament Pack of 24 Different Colors,High-Precision Diameter Filament, Each Color 10 Feet, Total 240 Feet Lengths by Mika3d • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79

Materials cost

$332.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$367.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.88

Total project goal

$432.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$432.52

4 Donors

-$226.26

Donations toward project cost

-$192.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.94

match offer

-$206.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$175.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.94

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$0.00

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

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