An introduction to 3D printing

Beginners Lesson 1 – An introduction to 3D printing coding

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 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 – An introduction to 3D printing.

In this lesson an introduction to 3D printing,  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.

This lesson is an introduction to the curriculum. Following on from this resource there are six more lessons in this lesson pack and to form part of the coding for kids bundle. This is the same lesson as in the beginners lesson pack and the beginners lesson pack is one of our most popular resources and is used in schools around the world. This introduction lesson is designed to last one hour and all you need to do is read through the lesson plan and review the materials before teaching it to your classes.

The resources are designed to be self assessed/peer assessed by students to deepen their learning of the topic and this helps reduce teacher workload and all lesson materials have been designed by current classroom teachers.

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