Wednesday, March 8, 2017

3D Printing in Elementary schools

Fifth graders at Franklin elementary are 3D printing original designed objects using Tinkercad (directions). They are learning that multiple iterations are a part of learning how to print in a 3-dimensional world. As Ms. Goutell said this past week. "The printer is not broken your design needs to be modified" Students are using printing failures as opportunities to understand the need for design supports. 
(This is an optional opportunity for students, who are designing on their own time after school because of interest.) 

First graders heard about the 3D printing and wanted to see what it was all about. They were studying 3D shapes (rectangular prisms, cones...) so a 3D printer was brought in to talk about what it is and print 3D shapes for the class.

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