MakerBot in the Classroom
An introduction to 3D printing in the Classroom
Compiled by MakerBot Education
At MakerBot, we believe that 3D printing and modeling offer a rich way to enhance and reinforcescience, technology, engineering, art, math, and design skills already being taught in the classroom.
Presenting real-world challenges to students engages them with a hands-on approach to problem solving. Everyone’s journey when approaching 3D printers is different. It doesn’t matter what your background is; anyone can learn to create with 3D printing through project-based learning and experimentation.
3D printing is a tool that allows people to create new things, limited only by imagination. 3D printing and modeling projects should empower your students to take chances and make mistakes. Though it may sound unconventional, we encourage students to fail early and often, thereby acquiring the problem-solving skills and confidence that will convince them to keep trying until their designs succeed.
Use this book as a starting point to help you integrate 3D printing into your curriculum and teach
your students the basics of 3D printing. Before you know it, your class will be creating amazing things
that you never thought possible.
Inspiration is all around you. We can’t wait to see what you make!
The MakerBot Education Team