Directory of 6-8 Lesson Plans

Plan Name Grade Level Description Science Technology Engineering Art Math Melting Temps 6-8 Students find the melting temps of several different kinds of plastic x Rocket 6-8 Students use CAD to design and print a rocket, stuff the rocket and launch the rocket x x Human Body 6-8 Students print and assemble the human body x Human Heart 6-8 Students print and assemble the human heart x Human Brain 6-8 Stude...

Melting Temps

Melting Temps - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 6 - 8 Subject Area: Science Learning Objectives: Students will learn about how different materials melt at different temperatures. Materials Needed: One 250ft PLA 3D Ink, one 250ft Tough 3D Ink, one 250ft ABS-R 3D Ink, and something to melt the plastic with, soldering irons and thermocouples. Brief Description: Students will melt three different types of plastic to measure and compare the different melting temperatures. To Prepare: Students will ...

Rocket

Rocket - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 6 - 8 Subject Area: Science, Technology Learning Objectives: Students will learn principles of CAD (optional) and rocket science. Materials Needed: One computer, CAD software (optional), one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and one 250ft 3D Ink filament spool (ABS-R recommended) per 2-5 students, rocket launch kits with stands, parachutes, sandpaper, super glue, rubber bands, model A rocket engines, wadding paper, and rocket igniters. Brief Description: Stud...

Human Body

Human Body - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 6 - 8 Subject Area: Science Learning Objectives: Students will learn about the anatomy of a human skeleton. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and one 250ft 3D Ink filament spool (PLA or ABS-R3 recommended) per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will print and assemble a human skeleton to learn about its anatomy. To Prepare: Students will need a computer that has the M3D software on it. We recommend one printer ...

Human Heart

Human Heart - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 6 - 8 Subject Area: Science Learning Objectives: Students will learn about the anatomy of a human heart. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and one 250ft 3D Ink filament spool (PLA or ABS-R3 recommended) per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will print three different cross sections of an anatomical human heart and identify the different components of the human heart. To Prepare: Students will need a computer ...

Human Brain

Human Brain - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 6 - 8 Subject Area: Science Learning Objectives: Students will identify the different lobes of the brain. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and one 250ft 3D Ink filament spool (PLA or ABS-R3 recommended) per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will print and assemble a human skeleton to learn about its anatomy. To Prepare: Students will need a computer that has the M3D software on it. We recommend one printer p...

Human Eye

Human Eye - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 6 - 8 Subject Area: Science Learning Objectives: Students will learn about the anatomy of a human eye. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and one 250ft 3D Ink filament spool (PLA or ABS-R3 recommended) per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will print and examine a model of a human eye to learn about its anatomy. To Prepare: Students will need a computer that has the M3D software on it. We recommend one printer p...

Build A Jet Engine

Jet Engine - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 6 - 8 Subject Area: Engineering Learning Objectives: Students will learn the different parts that make up a jet engine and how they work. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and one 250ft 3D Ink filament spool (PLA or ABS-R3 recommended) per 2-5 students, machine screws, flat washers, hex nuts, ball bearings, and a screwdriver. Brief Description: Students will print and assemble a multi-piece jet engine. To Prepare: Stu...

Design A Puzzle

Design A Puzzle - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 6 - 8 Subject Area: Engineering, Art Learning Objectives: Students will use CAD to design a 2D or 3D puzzle. Materials Needed: One computer, CAD software, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and one 250ft 3D Ink filament spool (PLA or ABS-R3 recommended) per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will use CAD to design a 2D or 3D puzzle, print it out, assemble it, and then they can decorate their puzzle if they wish. To Prepare: Students will ...

Paint A Sculpture

Paint A Sculpture - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 6 - 8 Subject Area: Art Learning Objectives: Students will print and paint a bust of one of three different historical icons: Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, or Ludwig Beethoven. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and one 250ft PLA 3D Ink filament spool per 2-5 students, paint (acrylic is recommended) and paint brushes. Brief Description: Students will print and paint a bust of one of three different historical i...

Multi-Medium Puzzle

Multi-Medium Puzzle - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 6 - 8 Subject Area: Art Learning Objectives: Students will learn about using different mediums to create a work of art. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and one 250ft 3D Ink filament spool (PLA or ABS-R3 recommended) per 2-5 students, any mediums you’d like students to use in class, can include feathers, jewels, printed or painted paper, tissue paper, etc. Brief Description: Students will print, assemble, and...

Postulates

Postulates - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 6 - 8 Subject Area: Math Learning Objectives: Students will learn about postulates. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and one 250ft 3D Ink filament spool (PLA or ABS-R3 recommended) per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will print out postulates to have a physical, tactile tool while learning about postulates. To Prepare: Students will need a computer that has the M3D software on it. We recommend one printer pe...

Base Numbers

Base Numbers - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 6 - 8 Subject Area: Math Learning Objectives: Students will learn how to count in binary, base 8, base 10, and hexadecimal. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and one 250ft 3D Ink filament spool (PLA or ABS-R3 recommended) per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will print out numbers in binary, base 8, base 10, and hexadecimal and use these to learn how to count in these base number systems. To Prepare: Stud...