New Jersey: At Yeshivat He’Atid, the 2nd and 3rd grade class of Teachers Robyn Adams and Sarah Koolyk explored spatial awareness through 3D design and 3D printing with Makers Empire. Yeshivat He’Atid is a yeshiva day school in Bergen County that is a leader in re-envisioning the classroom to incorporate 21st century educational approaches.
The young and enthusiastic students (7 and 8 year olds!) got their first taste of 3D design, learning how the world is moving from mass production and mass customization. They then learnt how their own ideas could be translated into 3D objects by viewing how their designs can be printed out on a 3D printer.
Dr. Tani Foger, Principal said, “Our students were riveted by the magic of this new technology! Watching their creations come to life they were spellbound, and we had to literally pry them away from the computers when the session ended.”
The students also examined where 3D printing might be useful in everyday life such as in foods, dentistry, models for architecture, parts for car engines and even making themselves. With this new found knowledge, students at Yeshivat He’Atid are creating the future of tomorrow.