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Ms. Sensing from Knoxville TN is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

3D Printing in Elementary School? Why Not?!

My students need to learn the basics of 3D printing in Elementary School.

  • $822 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to teach technology in East Tennessee. I reach all 500 students in our building every single week!

Our school is bounding with diversity, language and culture.

Our students are bright and eager to learn all things technology! Each student in our school comes to technology once a week, and for many it is their favorite class. I work to create a learning environment that is welcoming, enriching, fun, and engaging for these deserving students.

My Project

Every year I teach a unit on new and unique technology. The topic of 3D printers is always discussed and my students usually ask "Why don't we have a 3D printer?" The answer has always been lack of funding, but I would like to change that answer going forward.

I want my students to experience the wonder of watching a 3D printer at work.

I want my students to embrace technology, not be afraid to try new things and to become innovative life long problem solvers. I feel like these vital skills can't be taught too early and I am ready to start NOW!

Ms. Sensing
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FlashForge 3D Printers, New Model: Finder • Amazon Business $399.00 1 $399.00
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Blue • Amazon Business $28.00 2 $56.00
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Orange • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Red • Amazon Business $26.84 2 $53.68
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Glow in the Dark • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Pink • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Black • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99

Materials cost

$658.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$698.50

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$123.26

Total project goal

$821.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$821.76

1 Donor

-$821.76

Donations toward project cost

-$698.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$123.26

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$0.00

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