cartoon of man standing next to a 3d printer

Lesson 1 – An introduction to 3D printing

Lesson 1 – Introduce your classes to 3D printing.

Intended age range 11 – 13

Hit the ground running with this introduction lesson to 3D Printing. No planning needed, as all resources are included to get teaching straight away. Included in this free lesson are;

  • Lesson plans
  • Lesson powerpoint
  • Lesson task worksheets
  • Lesson task worksheet answers
  • Homework task
  • Homework task answer sheet

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Lesson 1

In this lesson your classes will learn what 3D Printing is and where 3D Printers are currently being used in society. Students will also be able to understand the key components of a 3D printer and be able to describe how they work relating to real life examples.

These lessons are fully editable so you can easily differentiate the lesson tasks and homework task questions to meet the needs of all learners in the classroom.

Each lesson has a starter task, main activities and a plenary task to embed students learning.

The resources are designed to be self assessed/peer assessed by students to deepen their learning of the topic.

All lesson materials have been designed by current classroom teachers.