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3D printing curriculum for schools

All you need to turn your students into 3D Printing experts. Our curriculum lesson plans have been created by current classroom teachers for teachers. From beginner lesson plans targeted for 11-12 year olds, to intermediate, advanced and expert lesson plans for age ranges 13 - 18, the learnbylayers curriculum will teach your classes all they need to know about 3D Printing. All lesson plans include fully editable teaching and learning resources such as power points, lesson worksheet tasks with accompanying answer sheets, homework tasks with answer sheets, design challenges, video tutorials and final assessments with example files to 3D print to support the delivery of the curriculum. The design challenges are differentiated to allow all students to be challenged in lesson regardless of their ability. Students will learn 3D CAD and how to create their own models as part of the curriculum. There are over 280 lesson resources published that allow the lessons to be taught straight 'out of the box' with minimal planning needed.

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What Teachers Say

Testimonials from current teachers using the learnbylayers curriculum..

shanice welsh

Shanice Welsh

Design and Technology teacher Sale High School

“Lessons are engaging and simple to follow, especially for teachers who have no experience in 3D printing! Lessons can be adapted and edited but in my opinion, they don’t need to be! Everything is already included and ready to go as they include detailed lesson plans and all the basics of an outstanding lesson (observation ready!)”

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John Donnelly

Head of Technology, St James C of E school, Founder of

“I’m no novice to teaching CAD or 3D printing, but the quality of the resources available from learnbylayers is second to none. I have used the lesson plans and resources in lesson observations with fantastic results, the videos included in the lessons really enable pupils to work at the own pace which leads to a perfect differentiated lesson.”

dave bauser

Dave Bauser

Design and Technology Teacher, author of 'TopBrumD&T' and DATA consultant

“User friendly, easy to follow, clearly explained and good links. Ideal resource to support your delivery. As a relative newcomer to 3D Printing this has certainly helped my understanding.”

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Paul Bowyer

Head of Technology. Sandbach Boys School

“The information sets the foundations of 3D Printing and explains its important and ever increasing role in society.  The easy to follow lessons allow pupils to develop their understanding of 3D Printing and experience the science behind it and the application.”

Dwain Martell

Dwain Brandy

Design and Technology teacher at Oasis Academy, Media city UK

“This is an essential 3D printing resource for the future of Design Technology. I use the scheme of learnings within my long term planning for Design and Technology. This has been essential for adapting with the new Design Technology GCSE. The individual lessons are simple to follow and ideal for beginners and experienced practitioners.”

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