3D Printing in Schools
3D Printing is revolutionizing a myriad of industries and among them, education is one of the leading sectors. Elementary school, middle school and high school students can all access the benefits of the pioneering 3D printing technology to help their learning process become more holistic and efficient. 3D printing in schools isn’t limited to just one age group or one subject. Here’s how you can make your school more interactive with 3D printing:
1) Chemistry Class
Chemistry classes get s much more interactive when atoms and molecules can be studied as tangible models instead of abstract concepts.
2) Geography Class
Studying maps is a lot more fun when students can actually touch the topography of regions and countries.
3) Biology Class
Biology is best study as cross-sections. To study biological concepts in a cross-sectional way, 3D printing is very useful. 3D models of organs and organisms can make class more effective.
4) History Class
Artefacts and objects from ancient civilizations can be replicated using 3D printing technology, making history come alive in class.
5) Mathematics Class
Geometry and shapes become a lot easier to understand when 3D models are used in the teaching and learning process. Even trigonometry and concepts like heights and distances can be explained using 3D printing technology.
6) Art Class
Art and craft supplies like moulds and stickers can be printed more cost-effectively with 3D printers, and even customized according to needs.
7) Physics Class
Physics is essentially the study of physical objects, and what better to explain this than actual physical objects? With 3D printing, levers, pulleys and other mechanical parts can be printed out and used in class.
8) Cooking Class
Intricate moulds for gelatins and cookie cutters can be printed using 3D technology.
9) Computer Class
Computer parts and hardware can be studied in depth without actually having to take a computer apart with the help of 3D technology.
10) Everything becomes Hands On!
Does it look like education in schools can get more hands on than this?