3D printing is a growing field that can be introduced to students as young as second grade!
In this program, students will create many 3d printed objects depending on your curriculum. For example, a history teach might have their students design a replication of an ancient artifact from a culture they are studying, or design a building for a city they are creating. A Science teacher might have students design animal and plant cells that can be taken apart or a globe that shows the different layers of the Earth. A math teacher could have students create different polyhedra with the same volume or surface area. Or you can have students develop a new board game and design and 3d print pieces! The possibilities are endless!
Visit One: We will bring a 3D printer into your classroom to show the students how it works and students will design a keychain with their name on it.
On your own: Students will complete the ‘hollow challenge’ to learn how to use tinkercad better.
Visit Two: Students will design a robot.
Visit Three: Design a project related to your class ideas are below:
Math– create two different objects with the same volume but different surface area
Science– create a race car or boat to experiment with
History– create an artifact of an ancient civilization
Social Studies– design a city