PrintLab

Bring 3D Printing into the classroom

3D Printing

Curriculum

PrintLab Classroom is a creative, lesson plan portal for teachers looking to integrate 3D printing into core topics such as science, technology, engineering, arts, maths, computing, geography, history, languages and more. Enrolling in PrintLab Classroom will give you 12 months access to a whole range of creative projects. Download a 60-page teacher’s guide and try a free lesson plan today!

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Everything you need to master teaching 3D design & printing

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PrintLab curriculum uses free 3D modelling software and is compatible with all FFF 3D printers. Each lesson has its own section on the portal where teachers can access information about how to prepare and deliver the lesson. Downloadable materials include:

  • Slideshow Presentations
  • Student Workbooks
  • Design Tutorial Videos
  • Teacher Training Tutorials
  • 3D Printable STL Files

“The kids loved it and we actually managed to get a working whistle at the end! One of the kids has been so keen on it he convinced his Dad to buy a 3D Printer kit and they spent the weekend building it together!”

Stuart LawnCo-Founder, FabLab Manorhamilton

“I like the set up of the curriculum, as it includes everything a teacher needs from digital handouts and presentations to instructional videos and relevant connections to common learning standards.”

Brian NagelHaverhill Public Schools

“I like the set up of the curriculum, as it includes everything a teacher needs from digital handouts and presentations to instructional videos and relevant connections to common learning standards.”

Carrie BeachWashington Junior High School

Here’s a little taste of what’s included

3D Printing Guide for Teachers

A comprehensive 60-page guide detailing everything you need to know about 3D printing in the classroom.

Free

Make your School Name in Braille

Design and 3D print braille blocks that spell out your school’s name.

Free

Designing in Tinkercad for 3D Printing – Online Course

Learn how to design specifically for 3D printing in Tinkercad and test your knowledge in a quiz.

Free

Assistive Device Academy

A human-centred design project where students create a range of assistive devices for people with disabilities.

Free

Make an Assistive Bottle Opener

Students will manufacture an assistive device to help users with arthritis.

Designing in Tinkercad for 3D Printing – Online Course

Students are taught about maracas and their construction before designing and 3D printing their own.

Design a Self-Watering Planter

Students learn about photosynthesis before designing and 3D printing a self-watering planter.

Make a Functional Wrench

Students design and 3D print wrenches to fit various sized nuts and bolts.

Design your own Spinning Top

A lesson where students compete to design and 3D print the spinning top that spins for the longest time.

Design your own Whistle

A lesson where students explore sound waves by designing a functional whistle.

… and there’s even more lessons included!

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