This version of the curriculum uses TinkerCAD for the beginner’s lessons and Fusion 360 for the Intermediate and Advanced lessons. The slicing lessons use FlashPrint by Flashforge. All the software is free to download and use.
All resources are fully downloadable. To get a feel for the format of the lesson please download the free lesson. The curriculum teaches students how 3D printers work and where they are used in industry and society. The main focus of the curriculum is to teach students how to design their own designs for 3D printing. There is also a strong focus on core stem principles throughout the lesson packs and the curriculum is aligned to national education standards.
Each lesson has step-by-step tutorials on how to design models using TinkerCAD and Fusion 360 along with downloadable video tutorials demonstrating the key skills needed when learning 3D CAD. Every lesson comes with teaching PDF slides, printable worksheets to complete in class, along with homework tasks and answer sheets. To preview what’s in each lesson, visit the lesson page and click on each lesson and underneath the main image there are previews of the curriculum content. Note this version of the curriculum is non-editable.
Learnbylayers is trusted by schools across the world with over 300,000 students learning from our curriculum. All types of schools are using the lessons, from public-funded to private independent schools students are embracing 3D printing and designing their own models using our ready to teach curriculum.