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Teaching with 3D Technology: Lesson Plans & Ideas

Lesson Plans and Ideas

These sites are good places to seek out ideas, lesson plans and supplemental course materials to support 3D teaching. Some lesson plans are geared to K-12 teaching but can easily be adapted.

Tinkerline U

Thingiverse

Make.Digital

City X Project Toolkit

Ultimaker

Resources for Maker Education (guide):
https://www.edutopia.org/article/maker-education-resources

Mathematics with 3D Printing (Flickr album):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sketchesoftopology/13741498705

Calculus Demonstration 3D Printing (Blog):
https://threesixty360.wordpress.com/2009/06/18/

3D Art Lesson Plans & Ideas (Pinterest):
https://www.pinterest.com/joannalmann/ap-3d-art-lesson-plans-ideas/

Seven 3D Printing STEM Projects to do with Your Class: 
http://www.cimetrixsolutions.com/files/download/236bdc1f779202dJ

James Madison University General Education Maker Space (3SPACE): http://make.xsead.cmu.edu/knowledgebase/projects/projects/general-education-maker-space-3space

Stratasys 3D Printing Case Studies:
http://www.stratasys.com/resources/case-studies

Smithsonian X3D Project:
http://3d.si.edu/

15 Fun & Easy STEAM 3D Printing Lessons Plans from MakerBot:
http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160902-15-3d-printing-lesson-plans-from-makerbots-thingiverse.htmlThingiverse

Ulimaker Lesson Ideas and Starters:
https://ultimaker.com/en/resources/education/3d-printing-in-the-classroom

ISTE 10 Ways to Get Started with 3D Printing:
https://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=251