Intro to 3D Printing

Rising Grades 5 to 6

Design 3D objects and bring them to life on a 3D printer.

Students learn to set up, operate, and troubleshoot printers. They also learn to use computer-assisted design software to create digital models for printing.

Lessons highlight commercial and industrial applications of 3D printing and different 3D printing materials. Students create objects around themes, such as cities, puzzles, or fantasy objects.

Fairfax Collegiate provides a 3D printer and computer for each pair of students. Over the two weeks, each student prints 6 to 8 small objects.