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In this 3 part lesson plan, students will collaboratively design and 3D print a 3D contour model. The lesson process involves the analysis of a 2D contour map, which is used as a base to design the 3D model. An example map of Mt Everest is included in the lesson materials or teachers may source their own. Concepts explored throughout the project include scale, measurement, 3D design, inspection and collaboration.

Included Resources

Curriculum alignment documents (ISTE, NGSS, CCSS and UK National Curriculum Standards)

Example contour map of Mt Everest (PDF and JPEG)

Project workbooks (Google Docs and PDF)

Fusion team, canvas calibration, design and inspection tutorial videos in Fusion 360 (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)

Contour maps and 3D contour models explainer video (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)

Self reflection questions (Google Docs and PDF)