Directory of 3 - 5 Lesson Plans

Plan Name Grade Level Description Science Technology Engineering Art Math Print Bugs 3-5 Students print bugs and create a listing of different bugs x Print Leaves 3-5 Students print leaves and create a listing of different leaves x Gear Ratios 3-5 Students print a platform, a crank, and a variety of gears. The gears are each labeled with their diameter. The Students can create a unique drivetrain and calculate the gear ratio. x x x ...

Print Bugs

Print Bugs - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 3 - 5 Subject Area: Science Learning Objectives: Students will learn how to identify 5 different kinds of bugs: a bee, an ant, a beetle, a grasshopper, and a spider. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and one 250ft PLA 3D Ink filament spool per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will print and identify aspects of five different types of bugs. To Prepare: Students will need a computer that has the M3D software on i...

Print Leaves

Print Leaves - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 3 - 5 Subject Area: Science Learning Objectives: Students will learn how to identify 4 different kinds of leaves: oak, elm, maple, and horse chestnut. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and one 250ft PLA 3D Ink filament spool per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will print and identify aspects of four different types of leaves. To Prepare: Students will need a computer that has the M3D software on it. We recom...

Print & Assemble A Plane

Print & Assemble A Plane - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 3 - 5 Subject Area: Technology, Engineering Learning Objectives: Students will be able to find a 3D model of an airplane online, upload it to 3D printing software, and print the model. They will then assemble the model into a plane. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and one 250ft PLA 3D Ink filament spool per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will learn how to find a 3D model of an airplane online, u...

Paint A Puzzle

Paint A Puzzle - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 3 - 5 Subject Area: Art Learning Objectives: Students will learn basic painting techniques. 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, paint (acrylic works best) and paintbrushes. Brief Description: Students will print, assemble, and then paint their own unique puzzle. To Prepare: Students will need a computer that has the M3D software on it...

3D Shapes

3D Shapes - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 3 - 5 Subject Area: Math Students print 3D shapes with the name of the shape on them Learning Objectives: Students will be able to identify the following shapes: trapezoid, paralellogram, rhombus, hexagon, cylinder, rectangular prism and pyramid. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and one 250ft PLA 3D Ink filament spool per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will learn about 3D shapes with visual 3D printed tools. ...