3D Printing Takes Off in STEM Class
STEM classes as Theodore Roosevelt School is now designing and printing 3D objects.
7th Grade STEM students worked in groups of two on a Rubber band gliders project. The first part of the lesson they learned about different wings design and aerodynamic forces including, lift, drag, weight, thrust, and flight. Students then designed and created wings using 3D software. They completed their project by assembling the gliders, launching them and measuring the distance they traveled.
8th Grade STEM students also worked in groups to design and create Bridges using 3D software. During this process, students researched different types of bridges, how they serve a particular purpose, and how they support weight. Students completed their project with a group presentation in front of the class, were they demonstrated and discussed their designs, the challenges they encountered and how they could improve their bridges.