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Mrs. Small from Belfast ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

If You Can Think It, You Can Make It

My students need a 3D scanner to work with their 3D printer to help them duplicate parts they need for building projects.

  • $541 goal

This project expired on July 27, 2018.

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My Students

Our high school is a comprehensive four-year public high school enrolling 515 students in grades 9-12 on the coast of Maine. Our middle school enrolls 375 in grades 6-8. Close to 50% of the students qualify for the free or reduced price lunch program. The students involved in this project consist of 25+ students, grades 9-12 on the student technology team, projects in engineering class and students with a love of technology and making things.

I believe that as General George S Patton said "Never tell a person HOW to do something, but WHAT and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." These students surprise me everyday.

The students that enter my classroom come for a variety of reasons. Some to complete projects to use in their class, some because the work with me on the technology team and love it, others because they find success in this classroom and are struggling in others. Most of these students are Freshmen and are student who do not see the value of school and are at risk students. However, this gives them a place of responsibility where they can shine and feel good about themselves.

My Project

My students need the Matter and Form MFS1V1 3D Scanner to expand their abilities with their 3D printer.

These students learn by being given a real challenge to solve a problem.

Many times a maintenance person or a teacher gives us a scenario where they need a part to fix a broken fixture. The students come up with the solution. So far students have replicated a toilet roll holder, 3D printer filament holders and a glass holder for the rotary attachment for the laser engraver to mention just a few.

Students in my classroom use the skills they have learned in math to replicate the broken parts but many times it is difficult to get in precise enough. This 3D scanner will solve that problem and allow them to do more intricate objects.

Mrs. Small
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Matter and Form MFS1V1 3D Scanner • Amazon Business $403.00 1 $403.00

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