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3D Printing for 3rd - 5th Grade

About This Course

This course is designed to prepare educators to bring 3D printing into their classrooms using the ROBO3D printer. This course is for 3rd-5th grade teachers and their students, and can be used in two ways:

1) As class that educators can follow in order to inform to prepare themselves to utilize a Robo 3D printer in the classroom
2) As a resource for projects that can be followed by students in the classroom

This Course Will Cover

Introduction to Shapes and Measurements:
• Geometric Shapes
• Measurements

Introduction to 3D Modeling with Tinkercad:
• Tinkercad Overview
• Navigation and Menus
• Thinking in 3D
•  Modify Shapes
• Shapes in 3D Space & Translation
• Grouping, Holes, Copies
• Advanced Tools
• Community Tools & Designing for 3D

Classroom Challenges:
• Making a Boat
• Rubberband Rocket
• Cell Phone Case
• Liquid Container

Standards Related to the Course Materials


Classroom Challenges (3rd-5th grades)

Challenge 1: Making a Boat
• 4.PS3.B: Conservation of energy and energy transfer
• 4.L.S.2-4: The cycling of matter and flow of energy in an ecosystem
• 4.ESS2-C: The role of water in earth’s surface processes
• S.E.P.1: Asking questions
• S.E.P.2: Developing and using models
• S.E.P.3: Planning and carrying out investigations
• S.E.P.4:Analysis and interpreting
• S.E.P.5: Using math and computational thinking
• S.E.P.7: Engaging in argument from evidence
• CCC2: Cause and effect
• CCC3: Scale proportion and quantity
• CCC4: Systems and models

Challenge 2: Rubberband Rocket
• 3.PS2-1: Motion and Stability-Forces and Interactions: Students plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.
• 3.PS2.-2: Motion and Stability-Forces and Interactions: Students make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.
• S.E.P.2: Developing and using models
• S.E.P.6: Constructing Explanations and designing solutions
• S.E.P.7: Engaging in argument from evidence
• PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
• PS3.C: Relationship between energy and forces
• PS2.A: Forces and Motion
• CCC1: Patterns
• CCC2: Cause and Effect

Challenge 3: Cell Phone Case
• 3-5-ETS1: Engineering Design: Students define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on material, time, or cost.
• ETS1.A: Defining and delimiting engineering problems
• S.E.P.1: Asking questions and defining problems
• CCC: Influence of science, engineering, and technology on society and the natural world.

Challenge 4: Liquid Container
Using Tinkercad, design and create a container that holds 4oz of liquid and can be turned upside down without leaking.
• 3.MD.A.1-2: Measurement & Data: students solve problems involving measurement and estimation of intervals of time, liquid volumes, and masses of objects.
• 4.MD.A.2: Measurement & Data: students solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit.
• 5.MD.C.3: Measurement & Data: students understand concepts of volume and relate volume to multiplication and to addition.
• 3-5-ETS1: Engineering Design: Students define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on material, time, or cost.
• ETS1.A: Defining and delimiting engineering problems
• S.E.P.1: Asking questions and defining problems
• CCC: Influence of science, engineering, and technology on society and the natural world.

  1. Course Number

    35101
  2. Classes Start

    Year-Round
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