3D Printing

Imagine a medical device built especially for your body. Imagine getting the coolest new toy without going to the store or ordering it from the Internet. Imagine a pizza that isn't delivered--it's printed! Thanks to the developing field of 3D printing, you won't have to imagine these things much longer! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim explains the ins and outs of this amazing new technology. Discover powders and liquids are shaped into three-dimensional objects. Explore the many possible uses of 3D printing, from product development to manufacturing to medicine. And learn about some of the limitations of the technology, and why you shouldn't throw out your inkjet printer just yet!

3D Printing Lesson Plan: Make Your Own Moby

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use BrainPOP resources to explore 3D printing. Students will learn what 3D printers can and cannot do and sketch a useful object that they'd like to make with a 3D printer. Students with 3D printer access will also be able to print their own 3D Moby. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Inventions Lesson Plan: The Origins of Computers and Other Technology

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 6-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the history of the computer and how it has changed our lives and affected other inventions. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Comments

  • n edwards

    This is a spectacular way to start my classroom’s 3-D printer unit. My students will be thrilled to have their own 3-D printed Moby.

    Thanks Brainpop!