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  • $2,615 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Bishop
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

A MakerBot to Make our 3D Lives Come Alive

My students need the MakerBot 3D Printer to help better understand abstract ideas and make their ideas come alive.

My Students

Our world is changing at a rapid pace and our students need the latest technology to be able to keep up in the world. With a MakerBot 3D printer, our students have a chance to learn on the latest thing.

I teach fifteen uniquely challenging students who come from several different walks of life.

They love technology and love the idea of getting to create things, especially when it involves using any type of technology. My students don't get a lot of opportunities to explore the worlds of science or socials studies because of their unique needs, but when they do, they love the hands-on activities. By getting the MakerBot 3D printer, my students will be able to have a better understanding of the science and math they are learning, and they will be able to apply it.

My Project

With the MakerBot 3D printer, my students will be able to engage in STEM related activities that would not have been possible. I plan to share this printer with the ELP teacher at my school as to not limit the amount of learning that can be done with it. Being able to make different objects will give all our students a better understanding of the world around them. Students will be able to use the knowledge learned from our math curriculum in the Logo Paths game and apply it to the cookie cutter application within the MakerBot program. Students will also be able to engineer their own 3D shapes as we learn about geometry. This will allow students to see how 3D objects fit together to make a new object.

My students come from all different walks of life, and as their teacher it is my responsibility to prepare them for our future!

By having the MakerBot 3D printer, our students will be prepared for 21st century skills they might not otherwise have access to.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MakerBot Academy - 3D Printing Bundle • MakerBot $2,000.00 1 $2,000.00

Materials cost

$2,000.00

Vendor shipping charges

$25.00

State sales tax

$137.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$30.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,222.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$392.12

Total project goal

$2,614.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,614.12

1 Donor

-$98.50

Donations toward project cost

-$83.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.77

Matching donations from our partners

-$2,515.61

Match offers toward project cost

-$2,138.27

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$377.34

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by MakerBot and 2 other donors.

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