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Mrs. Moody from Houston TX is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

3D Printing our Imagination

Help me give my students a 3D Printer for engineering and producing three-dimensional models.

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My Students

As a teacher in a low-income, high poverty school district, my scholars face several challenges both in-and-out of the classroom. Many of my scholars are being raised in a single-parent household and over 95% receive free breakfast and, or lunch based on their socioeconomic status.

Sadly some of my scholars also have or know of a family member that has served time in prison.

Simply put, the positive influences in their early life tend to stem only from school experiences, period.

Despite their challenges, my scholars have a tenacious and determined attitude to want to succeed and attend college or learn a trade of their choice. They are also innovative, creative, and genuine in wanting to learn.

My students enjoy engineering challenges, where they are planning, conceptualizing, modeling, and building. They have, on numerous accounts, proving that science should be categorized as a 'verb' vice a noun. Hence, we (scholars, parents, and staff) try to integrate art, social studies, and health and wellness into every lab experiment and, or investigation conducted.

My Project

As referenced in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, using this prototyping technology allows students to produce realistic 3-dimensional mini-models which are great for science, technology, engineering, architecture, and multi-media arts students.

As an example, I will be able to explain the physics and science behind the toy craze that has swept our nation, The Fidget Spinner, with the use of this 3D printer and filament.

My students will appreciate that the spinner is nothing more than applying Newton’s Laws of Motion, while they envision and create their own engineering masterpieces.

3D printing will make it easy for our campus to seize the interest of the students compared to just showing the pictorial representations of objects.

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Mrs. Moody
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ELEGOO Mars Pro MSLA 3D Printer UV Photocuring LCD 3D Printer with Matrix UV LED Light Source, Built-in Activated Carbon,Off-Line Print 4.53in(L) x 2.56in(W) x 5.9in(H) Printing Size • Amazon Business $279.99 1 $279.99
ELEGOO Mercury Curing Machine 405nm Resin UV Curing Box with Light Driven Turntable for LCD DLP SLA 3D Printed Model • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
ELEGOO 3D Rapid Resin LCD UV-Curing Resin 405nm Standard Photopolymer Resin for LCD 3D Printing White 1000g • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
ELEGOO 3D Rapid Resin LCD UV-Curing Resin 405nm Standard Photopolymer Resin for LCD 3D Printing Translucent 1000g • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
ELEGOO 3D Rapid Resin LCD UV-Curing Resin 405nm Standard Photopolymer Resin for LCD 3D Printing Clear Red 500g • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
ELEGOO 3D Rapid Resin LCD UV-Curing Resin 405nm Standard Photopolymer Resin for LCD 3D Printing Blue 500g • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
ELEGOO 3D Rapid Resin LCD UV-Curing Resin 405nm Standard Photopolymer Resin for LCD 3D Printing Pure Black500g • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99

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