PrintLab Classroom

Creative 3D printing lesson plans and professional development resources for teachers

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Bring 3D Printing into the Classroom

PrintLab Classroom is an online library of 3D printing lesson plans for educators who teach students in the 8-16 age group. Pick and choose from creative projects that focus on a range of key themes to support design thinking and project-based learning across all subject areas. Purchasing a PrintLab Classroom license will provide you with 12 months access to our comprehensive lesson plan library (2 new lessons/month) and teacher certification course. Check out some of our FREE resources below.

Step 1: Teach the Teacher

Begin your journey by participating in The PrintLab Certification Course, which covers all aspects of 3D printing in the classroom. This 5 hour, self-paced online course is included with all license options and will provide you with the confidence and skills to teach 3D printing curriculum. By passing the 3 course assessments, you can officially become a PrintLab Certified Educator.

Step 2: Inspire the Students

Browse the lesson plan library and select projects relevant to your subject area to teach. PrintLab curriculum uses free 3D modelling software and is compatible with all FFF 3D printers. Each lesson has its own section on the portal where teachers can access information about how to prepare and deliver the lesson. Downloadable materials include step-by-step lesson plans, slide-show presentations, student workbooks, CAD tutorial videos and 3D printable STL files.

What Teachers Say...

"The kids loved it and we actually managed to get a working whistle at the end! One of the kids has been so keen on it he convinced his Dad to buy a 3D Printer kit and they spent the weekend building it together!"

Stuart Lawn

FabLab Manorhamilton

"I like the set up of the curriculum, as it includes everything a teacher needs from digital handouts and presentations to instructional videos and relevant connections to common learning standards"

Brian Nagel

Haverhill Public Schools

"I really like the portal - I was excited to see lessons for subjects other than just science and technology. We have already done the Braille lesson in class and it went really well!"

Carrie Beach

Washington Junior High School

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