Primary Education (10 to 12 yrs)
This curriculum allows children and their teachers to first become familiar with 3D printing. In this lesson plan (14 lessons in total), children acquire the skills they need to generate input for a 3D printer as well as to operate it . The lessons are divided in an orientation phase, in which children learn how to operate the different software programs that operate the printer and that generate 3D printable files. And a transfer phase, in which the children are applying their skills. The lesson plan touches upon pre-existing knowledge from history, vocabulary, technical, biology and creative lessons. The lessonplan is made and tested in a parternship with Dutch primary school ‘t Palet from The Hague.
High Schools (13 to 18 yrs)
Besides focussing on the skills needed to operate a 3D printer and to generate 3D printable content, this lesson plan (consisting of 3 lessons) focuses on the practical (business) applications of 3D printing. It covers the more advanced 3D printing techniques as creating support structures, using infill and printing with different temperatures. This lessonplan is made in collaboration with Dutch high school Jacobus Fruytiercollege in Apeldoorn.