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This lesson plan is designed for years 5-7 and is mapped to standard curriculum (Australia/England/USA).

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CANDY LAUNCHER
By: Mandi Dimitriadis Dip T
Grade/s: 7
Subject/s: Science, Technologies
Format: Printable single lesson

Students investigate the effects of applying different forces to familiar objects. They design and 3D print a simple lever machine and use it apply force to pieces of candy and launch them to the highest possible distance to demonstrate their understanding.
SKATE PARK MATHS
By: Mandi Dimitriadis Dip T
Grade/s: 7, 8
Subject/s: Mathematics, Technologies
Format: Printable single lesson

Students design and 3D print ramps and obstacles for a skate park that can be used with finger skate boards. They experiment with congurent triangles and angle properties using squares, rectangles, rhombuses, parallelograms, trapeziums and kites.
SUGAR CUBE CHALLENGE
By: Mandi Dimitriadis
Grade/s: 6
Subject/s: Mathematics
Format: Printable unit plan

Students design a container to hold a specific number of sugar cubes. To complete this task students need to solve a problem using reasoning and their understanding of capacity and area.
FAVOURITE FOODS FOR LUNCH
By: Mandi Dimitriadis
Grade/s: K
Subject/s: Mathematics
Format: Printable single lesson

This lesson introduces the concept of collecting and organising data as a way of researching information. Students share their favourite foods and then design a voting tool to determine the class' most popular foods. 
WATER USAGE
By: Mandi Dimitriadis
Grade/s: 5
Subject/s: Geography, History, Mathematics, Science
Format: Printable single lesson

Students will learn about water and volume, problems associated with water and how to design solutions to solve said problems.
BABY PROOF
By: Mandi Dimitriadis
Grade/s: 7, 8
Subject/s: Technologies
Format: Printable single lesson

Students investigate safety potential hazzards in their classroom that might cause problems if a baby or toddler was to visit. They then design and 3D print solutions to possible safety hazards.

DESIGN CHALLENGES

Top 10 Geography Focused 3D Design Challenges

Makers Empire News / 15 Mar 17

Top 10 Geography Focused 3D Design Challenges

Makers Empire’s 3D design software provides a perfect tool for students to explore geographical concepts such as place and space. Here are out top 10 geographical 3D design challenges. My...

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Top 10 History Focused 3D Design Challenges

Makers Empire News / 02 Mar 17

Top 10 History Focused 3D Design Challenges

There is something very intriguing about interpreting the past using new technology. Here are our favourite design challenges for engaging students in the past and helping them to uncover lost...

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6 ways schools can use 3D printing for cultural exchange

Makers Empire News / 15 Feb 17

6 ways schools can use 3D printing for cultural exchange

At Makers Empire, we’re always looking for ways to help our K-8 schools increase learning opportunities and student engagement with our 3D printing learning program.  So last year we launched...

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RECENT CASE STUDIES

How students at St. Ann School use 3D printing to develop STEM and social awareness skills

Makers Empire News / 24 Mar 17

How St. Ann School students use 3D printing to develop STEM skills & social awareness

We recently caught up with Kim Smith (below), the amazing Technology Director for St. Ann School in New Jersey to learn about the fantastic ways she is using the Makers Empire...

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How Redlands School students  study space exploration with 3D Printing

Makers Empire News / 10 Mar 17

How Redlands School students study space exploration with 3D Printing

At Makers Empire, we love hearing about the clever ways schools use 3D printing and design to enhance and transform their students’ learning experience. We recently caught up with Shireen Winrow, the...

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How Mont Claire Elementary students are using 3D Printing to study their heritage

Makers Empire News / 23 Feb 17

How Mont Claire Elementary students are using 3D Printing to study their heritage

Jennifer Auten is a 2nd grade teacher from Mont Claire Elementary School in Los Altos, CA, who also blogs at A Journey of iPads in 2nd Grade and tweets at @gr2ipadteacher. While she...

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