Category Archives: 3D Printing Curriculum

3D-printing helps students make sense of election madness!

3D Printed Electoral Map

We are excited to announce the newest addition to our 3D Printing Curriculm: Electoral Madness. Developed by educators Liz Ramos and John Stevens, this new lesson that incorporates 3D printing in the classroom could not be any more timely. As we quickly head towards one of the most controversial and widely discussed presidential elections in […]

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3D Printers for Schools

Why should you buy 3D printers for your school? More employers are looking for students who have working knowledge of 3D printers and their processes. As such, if you buy a 3D printer for the classroom, your students will receive relevant skill sets that improve their chances at employment. It will also enable them to […]

ocMaker Challenge 2016 Winners | STEM and 3D Printing

OC STEM Challenge finals overview image of the exhibition hall.

Jillian Johnson Sharp, the Orange County Department of Education, The CTE Partnership, together with colleagues, friends and supporters, such as Vital Link, did the honors of hosting the award ceremony of the OC STEM Challenge and announcing the ocMaker Challenge 2016 winners. The ocMaker Challenge is a school 3D printer competition, an integrated STEM project […]

12. Students Will Create a Bridge That Supports The Most Amount of Net Weight

The Bridge Challenge   Standards 3-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions 3-PS2-1 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions Depending on the grade level and depth of understanding required, certain CCSS Math standards about equations are applicable. Standards for Mathematical Practice CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2: Reason abstractly and […]

13. Students Will Design a Single Die That Meets The Symmetry and Dimension Requirements

Roll The Dice   Standards Symmetry CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.G.A.3 Constructions CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.CO.D.12CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.CO.D.13 Standards for Mathematical Practice CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4: Model with mathematics. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5: Use appropriate tools strategically. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP6: Attend to precision. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP7: Look for and […]

14. Students Will Design and Produce a Transilluminator

NICU Transilluminator

NICU Transilluminator   Standards Circuitry Geometry Volume Surface Area Standards for Mathematical Practice CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4: Model with mathematics. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5: Use appropriate tools strategically. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP6: Attend to precision. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP7: Look for and […]

2. Students Use 3D Printing to Verify the Flow Rate of a 3D Object Using Differentiation

The Draining Tank Problem Standard (From the California State Calculus Standards): 4.0 Students demonstrate an understanding of the formal definition of the derivative of a function at a point and the notion of differentiability 9.0 Students use differentiation to sketch, by hand, graphs of functions. They can identify maxima, minima, inflection points, and intervals in which the […]

3. Students Pythagorean Theorem to Verify Handicap Ramp Distances

The Best Handicap Ramp Standards: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.G.B.7: Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.G.B.8: Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points in a coordinate system. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.SRT.C.8: Use trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve right […]

5. Students Will Apply Their Knowledge of Volume Formulas to Design a Cup

The Right Tool Standards A wide variety of Volume Standards are applicable, depending on the grade level and skill level of the students. Standards for Mathematical Practice CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4: Model with […]

6. Students Will Design and Produce a Push Rod Holster and Clamp

Bike Clamp and Push Holster   NGSS Standards MS.Forces and Interactions HS.Forces and Interactions MS-PS3-2 Energy Standards for Mathematical Practice CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4: Model with mathematics. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5: Use appropriate tools strategically. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP6: […]