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Mr. Burdman from South Boston MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fairytales Pop When 3D Printed!

My students need a 3D printer to create their magical land of fantasy and have their stories come to life!

  • $2,990 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school community has a culturally and academically diverse student population, welcoming general education students, autistic students, and English language learners into our school. In addition to offering science, physical education, dance and vocal music, we also have introduced a STEM class focusing on computer programming and engineering. Students in grades k-5 engage in a variety of activities that promote thinking and principles of the design process.

Our school’s mission is to develop academic excellence and to produce students who are prepared for life with 21st Century computer programming skills.

The school is a place where students with a range of developmental disabilities and intellectual impairments learn alongside their peers in mainstream classrooms. Our goal is to create an environments where all students, including our special needs and ELLs have access to the tools needed to support 21st century skills (ie computer programming).

My Project

Imagine a world full of mystical and magnificent creatures. A world of pure fantasy and wonder. Imagine this world drawn on a piece of paper. No, not good enough, not innovative enough, not interesting enough. Now imagine this world come to life as it is 3D printed. Students can touch it, interact with it, and manipulate it. Each scene in their story can be molded and shaped in way previously unimaginable.

Students can now be the storytellers, the set designers, as well as the production engineers.

Students, in teams of three or four, will write a fantastic fairytale involving 2 or 3 characters. They will describe in great detail their simple setting. Then using the Makerbot 3D printer the students will bring their words to life. Each group will use Makers Empire to design all the necessary elements to build the scene from their story and print them using the Makerbot printer. Finally, they will turn their story into a 2 to 3 minute video using stop motion photography techniques (like a flip book). Voila! Their story has come to life as they narrate their story and manipulate their scene.

Mr. Burdman
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MakerBot Replicator • CDW-G $2,474.01 1 $2,474.01

Materials cost

$2,474.01

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$37.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,541.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$448.43

Total project goal

$2,989.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,989.55

1 Donor

-$2,989.55

Donations toward project cost

-$2,541.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$448.43

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$0.00

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