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Ms. Benton from Springfield VA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Printing a Path to Learning

My students need opportunities in STEAM technologies and a 3D printer will allow them to close the economic gap by opening the way towards productive futures.

  • $581 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This project is for children who are full of life and hopeful for the opportunities available to them in the future. These are special needs students as well as children for whom English is not their first language. Their families put everything they can into helping set them up for life, but they are not able to offer their children specialized programs without assistance.

They are bright, curious, and have much to offer, especially when given opportunities to grow their learning along the paths of the future.

My Project

My students don't have access to the latest possibilities in classroom technologies. They are interested in choosing career fields that require background knowledge using cutting edge equipment, and need support to gain basic chances.

Students will become engineers and designers using the 3D printer in completing models for STEAM projects in the classroom.

They will be making models to create a town focused on green technologies to save a mountain lake. They will also create their own racecars to explore Newton's Laws of Motion. These students will also be given the chance to discover solutions to some of their own pressing problems as they research and develop possible ways to succeed.

Ms. Benton
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FlashForge 3D Printers, New Model: Finder • Amazon Business $399.00 1 $399.00
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy + or - 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, White • Amazon Business $29.20 1 $29.20
HATCHBOX 3D PLA-1KG1.75-BLU 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Blue • Amazon Business $28.21 1 $28.21

Materials cost

$456.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$493.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.05

Total project goal

$580.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$580.31

2 Donors

-$297.00

Donations toward project cost

-$252.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.55

match offer

-$283.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$240.81

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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