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Lesson 8 – 3D Printing in our society

Intermediate 3D Printing

Recommended age range 14 – 16

In this lesson students will learn about how 3D Printing is being used in society to benefit people’s lives. Topics covered include the medical use of 3D Printing including the review of the Robo hand and medical implants. Also covered in this lesson is the how 3D Printing compares to more traditional manufacturing methods such as injection moulding.

Lesson resources include;

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson powerpoint
  • Lesson task and answer sheets
  • Homework task and answer sheet

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This lesson can be taught as a follow up to the beginners course or can be taught new to your classes. The resources will enable an in depth learning of how 3D Printers are being used in our society in emerging economies and advanced economies. Students will learn how 3D Printing is changing the way products are being made by large manufacturing companies.

All lesson resources are fully editable so you can tailor them to the needs of your students. This is the first lesson in a series of eight that will lead to an assessment at the end of the course.