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  • $2,453 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Rosales
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Makerbot 3-D STEM Models

My students need the MakerBot Academy 3D Printing Bundle so that they can increase their computational thinking & create models of abstract concepts in Math and Science.

My Students

Many of us, especially students, often have difficulty with abstract concepts in STEM subjects. Wouldn't it be great to be able to create a sturdy 3D model to help with understanding these concepts? With MakerBot this dream can become reality.

I teach middle school students, grades 6 - 8, in a public K-8 center.

We have all races and levels of SES in our school, though there are over 50% of our students on free and reduced-price lunch. We also have a moderate amount of students in ESE and ESOL.

My Project

Using the MakerBot 3D printer bundle in my classroom will enable the students to increase their computational thinking skills. They would work with a Pair Programming partner to explore and create rough sketches of concepts that could be illuminated with 3D models. Next they would use the software of the MakerBot to build the models on the computer. They would refine their models until they are ready and then print them out using the MakerBot 3D printer. The models can be used by the students in my class and shared with other classes in the school. Some concepts that would lend themselves to the creation of models and manipulatives could be: algebraic formulas, models of the cell, parts to enhance our robotics program, architectural designs, and 3D printouts of artwork developed in our computer arts magnet programs, just to name a very few.

Receiving the MakerBot Academy 3D Printing Bundle will improve my classroom because the students would have one more way to develop their technology and problem solving skills that is on the cutting edge.

My students will gain skills they can use now and in the future - computer science and technology is the fastest growing area for careers and this program will give them an edge in the highly competitive technology field.

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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

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$30.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,085.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$367.94

Total project goal

$2,452.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,452.94

1 Donor

-$95.00

Donations toward project cost

-$80.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

match offer

-$2,357.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$2,004.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$353.69

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 65 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by MakerBot and one other donor.

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