3D Printer Club: Lesson Plans and Other Documents

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This is part of a series of posts about starting and facilitating a project-based 3D printer club at a local elementary school, with the ultimate goal of replicating the program at schools everywhere. We'll be posting as many details as possible, including lesson plans and supporting materials. For more information about the entire project, including a listing of posts related to it, please visit the 3D Printer Club for Schools project page. 

3D printers are an exciting new technology just starting to gain a foothold in schools. Once built, a printer facilitates many creative endeavors and links to math, science, art, and more. Building a 3D printer is a great project for a school club or a project-based classroom because students have to integrate STEM skills and work as a team. Students who build a printer from scratch (as opposed to just buying a kit or a completed machine) will have a detailed understand how it works and will be able to properly maintain and operate it.

Here we are developing and making available a 3D printer club curriculum that any school can use. We’re developing these lesson plans as they are tested in an elementary school club, with members in grades 2-5. This page will be updates with the latest lesson plans and resources as they are developed.

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  1. Adrian Albiñana’s avatar

    Could you send me all lesons? id like to check it and if is posible and i like the material files we would like to do it in our school


  2. Steve Popenoe’s avatar

    Thank you for sharing so freely with all of us! We have after-school coding and robotics clubs at our local elementary school here in Fresno, CA. I just found you today when I searched for creative commons certificates in SVG format. I look forward to using your material – and hopefully I can contribute something to help you someday!


  3. Errie Plantagie’s avatar

    I am from the Netherlands and interested in setting up such a 3d printer school club.

    Could you please give me guide lines/set up/ frame work in order to start??



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