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Beginners 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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“The individual lessons are simple to follow and ideal for beginners and experienced practitioners.”  Dwain Brandy, D and T teacher Media City Manchester.

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Lesson 1

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 and is a free download. Following on from this resource there are six more lessons in the beginners lesson pack and then 15 more lessons in the rest of the curriculum (the intermediate and advanced lesson pack). The beginners lesson pack is one of our most popular resources and is used in schools around the world. The lesson is designed to last one hour and all you need to do is read through the lesson plan and review the materials. The follow on lessons use Autodesk ‘TinkerCAD’ as the modelling software. This is free to use and browser based and designed for children.

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 and are ranked against international education standards.

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. We know what works in the classroom and wanted to ensure that our curriculum is as versatile as possible, that’s why teachers can download the files and keep using them. All the lesson packs come with a ‘site’ license meaning they can be used year after year in the purchasing school.