3D Printer Club: Lesson Plans and Other Documents


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??


  4. Cynthia Kuhlman’s avatar

    I am struggling to find the lesson plans – I see where you set up club teams and established roles, but I’m looking for help to meaningfully teach 3D printing to my elementary Gifted students.


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