Directory of 9 - 12 Lesson Plans

Plan Name Grade Level Description Science Technology Engineering Art Math Dissolvability 9-12 Students find the dissolvability of several plastics x Dissect Frog 9-12 Students print out frog parts, assemble the frog, then dissect frog and use 3D printed parts as part of dissection report x Plant & Animal Cell 9-12 Students print up a cell model (animal & plant) x Build A Sumo Robot 9-12 Students print up parts of a sumo ro...

Dissolvability

Dissolvability - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 9 - 12 Subject Area: Science Learning Objectives: Students will learn about the dissolvability of different types of materials and how dissolvability slows over time. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, one 250ft PVA 3D Ink filament spool, one 250ft PVB 3D Ink filament spool, water, rubbing alcohol, and 4 beakers per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will find the dissolvability of several types of plastic. To...

Dissect A Frog

Frog Dissection - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 9 - 12 Subject Area: Science Learning Objectives: Students will learn about the anatomy of a frog Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and at least one 250ft 3D Ink filament spool per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will print out models of a frog, assemble it, and then dissect the frog. To Prepare: Students will need a computer that has the M3D software on it. We recommend one printer per every 2-5 students...

Plant & Animal Cell

Plant & Animal Cell Models - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 9 - 12 Subject Area: Science Learning Objectives: Students will learn the different components of an animal cell and a plant cell. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and at least one 250ft 3D Ink filament spool per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will print an animal cell and a plant cell, assemble them, identify the components of each, and compare/contrast them. To Prepare: Students will need a...

Build A Sumo Robot

Sumo Robot - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 9 - 12 Subject Area: Technology Learning Objectives: Students will learn about the mechanics of a sumo robot and how to code a robot. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, motors, wires, and at least one 1000ft 3D Ink filament spool (ABS-R is recommended) per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will print and assemble a sumo robot, add motors and wires, and then code the robot. To Prepare: Students will need a compute...

Build A Spider Robot

Spider Robot - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 9 - 12 Subject Area: Technology Learning Objectives: Students will learn about the mechanics of a spider robot and how to code a robot. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, motors, wires, and at least one 1000ft 3D Ink filament spool (ABS-R is recommended) per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will print and assemble a spider robot, add motors and wires, and then code the robot. To Prepare: Students will need a c...

Build A Drone

Drone - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 9 - 12 Subject Area: Technology Learning Objectives: Students will learn about the mechanics of a drone and how to code a drone. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, motors, wires, and at least one 1000ft 3D Ink filament spool (ABS-R is recommended) per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will print and assemble a drone, add motors and wires, and then code the drone. To Prepare: Students will need a computer that has the ...

Stiffness

Stiffness - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 9 - 12 Subject Area: Engineering Learning Objectives: Students will learn about the stiffness of different types of materials. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, at least three spools of 3D Ink in different materials and weights per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will print out test models in different materials and measure their stiffness. To Prepare: Students will need a computer that has the M3D software on ...

Compression

Compression - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 9 - 12 Subject Area: Engineering Learning Objectives: Students will learn about the compression of different types of materials. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, at least three spools of 3D Ink in different materials and weights per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will print out test models in different materials and measure their compression. To Prepare: Students will need a computer that has the M3D softwa...

Tension

Tension - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 9 - 12 Subject Area: Engineering Learning Objectives: Students will learn about the tension of different types of materials. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, at least three spools of 3D Ink in different materials and weights per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will print out test models in different materials and measure their tension. To Prepare: Students will need a computer that has the M3D software on it. We...

Torsion

Torsion - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 9 - 12 Subject Area: Engineering Learning Objectives: Students will learn about the torsion of different types of materials. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, at least three spools of 3D Ink in different materials and weights per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will print out test models in different materials and measure their torsion. To Prepare: Students will need a computer that has the M3D software on it. We...

CAD

CAD Truck - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 9 - 12 Subject Area: Engineering Learning Objectives: Students will learn about the principles of CAD. Materials Needed: One computer, CAD software, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, at least one 1,000ft spool of 3D Ink (ABS-R recommended), and one 250ft spool of Tough 3D Ink to print the wheels per student or small groups of students. Brief Description: Students will design and print all the components of a truck, including: the frame, wheels, axles, hu...

Fabrication

Fabrication - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 9 - 12 Subject Area: Engineering Learning Objectives: Students will learn about the principles of CAD. Materials Needed: One computer, CAD software, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and one 1,000ft spool of 3D Ink per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will print out an assembly that does not fit together. Students will examine the assembly to determine what to fix, change the part dimensions in CAD and reprint the parts until they have a worki...

Bridge Fail

Bridge Fail - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 9 - 12 Subject Area: Engineering Learning Objectives: Students will learn about bridge structure and what it takes to build a sturdy bridge. Materials Needed: One computer, CAD software one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, at least one 1,000ft spool of 3D Ink per 2-5 students, and weights. Brief Description: Students will design and 3D print bridges then compete to see which one holds the most weight. To Prepare: Students will need a computer that has t...

Sculpture

Sculpture - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 9 - 12 Subject Area: Art Learning Objectives: Students will learn basic principles of CAD and sculpture design. Materials Needed: One computer, modeling software, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and at least one 250ft spool of 3D Ink per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will use modeling software to design and print a 3D printable sculpture. To Prepare: Students will need a computer that has the M3D software on it. We recommend one printer per...

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Self Portrait

Self Portrait - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 9 - 12 Subject Area: Art Learning Objectives: Students will learn about creating 3D self-portraits. Materials Needed: One computer, modeling software, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, and at least one 250ft spool of 3D Ink per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will model themselves in 3D, print their models and paint them in high detail. To Prepare: Students will need a computer that has the M3D software on it. We recommend one printer per ...

Volumes Of Revolution

Volumes Of Revolution - Lesson Plan Grade Level: 9 - 12 Subject Area: Math Learning Objectives: Students will learn the volumes of revolution. Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, at least three spools of 3D Ink in different materials and weights per 2-5 students. Brief Description: Students will print out visual aids they can use while learning about the volumes of revolution. To Prepare: Students will need a computer that has the M3D software on it. We recomme...