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To help students be more creative, innovative and problem solvers by "printing" their inventions and/or ideas on a 3-D printer so they can see their ideas become realistic and "come to life."
Increase involvement in the community, project learnings and STEM fields for future careers.

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Jabil- Inventions for a Healthier Future

School:
Pinellas Park Middle School 
Subject:
Stem 
Teacher:
Rebecca Buidens 
Students Impacted:
50 
Grade:
6-8 
Date:
February 12, 2018

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Jabil - $984.76

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Goal

To help students be more creative, innovative and problem solvers by "printing" their inventions and/or ideas on a 3-D printer so they can see their ideas become realistic and "come to life."
Increase involvement in the community, project learnings and STEM fields for future careers. 

 

What will be done with my students

They will learn how to collaborate and problem solve in order to make an invention. These inventions will then be created using the 3D printer so that they can see them in person, improve upon their designs, and problem solve even further to create a real, working invention. The inventions will be made to solve a problem in our community dealing with helping either, but not limited to, the environment, health issues, or low-income families.
Students will brainstorm for ideas of problems in our community and draft models of what could be invented to help. Then they will create models on tablets using software to design 3D objects (STL files) using either CAD software or an online design site like TinkerCAD.
Once designed, the 3D printer will create the object. Students will then present their invention to help the cause they chose.  

 

Benefits to my students

-Increase student involvement and engagement
-increasing hands-on projects, creating more real-world problem solving experiences, brainstorming, collaboration and helping the community
-increase communication, use of technology and innovation
-Creates excitement and builds engagement
-Compliments STEM education curriculum
-Gives access to materials otherwise unavailable
-Opens new possibilities for learning
-Promotes problem solving skills
-Allows students to experience all stages of the Engineering design process
-Opens opportunities to future careers and interest in STEM, helping our community and interest in technology, planning, design and building. 

 

Describe the Students

This will be geared toward my STEM Academy, Robotics Club, and Gifted elective course. Students at Pinellas Park Middle school are Title 1 students from the surrounding areas including, but not limited to, Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg and Largo. The majority of my students, and the entire school, are of low-socioeconomic levels, being at a Title 1 school that is home of about 85% of students qualifying for Title 1. There is also a mixture of ability levels and racial diversity. I have a combination of males and females who are highly interested in the engineering field, technology and creativity.
 

 

Budget Narrative

The budget includes a 3D printer to allow students to "print" their inventions in 3D, printer filament cartridges in multiple colors, 2 books as guides to help learn how to use the 3D printer, and tablets for CAD and design software to draft ideas and send to the printer. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 REPRAPGURU DIY RepRap Prusa I3 V2 Black 3D Printer Kit With Molded Plastic Parts USA Company $279.99
2 3 x Samsung - Galaxy Tab A 7" 8GB - Black Model: SM-T280NZKAXARSKU: 4943611 $389.97
3 2 x HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Yellow $45.98
4 The Invent To Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom: Recipes for Success $21.95
5 5 x HATCHBOX 3D PLA-1KG1.75-GRN PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Green $114.95
6 5 x HATCHBOX 3D PLA-1KG1.75-BLK PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Black $114.95
7 3D Printers: A Beginner's Guide (Fox Chapel Publishing) Learn the Basics of 3D Printing Construction, Tips & Tricks for Data, Software, CAD, Error Checking, and Slicing, with More Than 100 Photos $16.97
  Total: $984.76

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