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Mrs. P. from Bryson City NC is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

MakerBot Makes Our Engineering Real!

My students need a MakerBot Printing Bundle because they are learning to be engineers at 8 years old!

  • $2,637 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This year my third graders have a new science curriculum this year! It is engineering. I went to a special training to learn to teach engineering to my 8 year olds.

We may be in a rural, low income, public school, but my students LOVE engineering and beg to do it more often.

They are designing bridges, evaluating forces, and speaking a language that I am having trouble keeping up with! It is a great opportunity for them to learn and certainly lays the groundwork for a future in a STEM job.

My Project

With this MakerBot, we could design an make REAL THINGS! It will make something that we can really use. Now, I will be the first to admit that it may be kind of cheesy like a knob for our drawer or a doorstop, but it would be OURS and we would plan and design and MAKE it right in our classroom. Isn't that incredible?!

With your help, this project (which even to ME sounds like a futuristic dream!) can actually happen out in the middle of rural North Carolina in a classroom full of third graders.

Isn't that amazing!?

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

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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

$156.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$30.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,241.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$395.47

Total project goal

$2,636.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,636.47

1 Donor

-$80.75

Donations toward project cost

-$80.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$2,541.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$2,160.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$381.22

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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