Students are provided an introduction into STEM Careers with an emphasis on Aircraft Powerplant Technician, Airframe Mechanics Technician, Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Aircraft Engine Specialist, and Helicopter Engine Specialist.
Students will learn how to use 2D vector design software to laser cut devices that keep shoe laces tied. The lesson begins with an introduction to the engineering design process which students will employ throughout the course of the curriculum.
Students are provided an introduction into STEM careers that exist today with a emphasis on Biomedical Engineer where they can design and develop medical diagnostic and clinical instrumentation, equipment, and procedures, using the principles of engineering and biobehavioral sciences.
Students will create a neck piece based on symmetry, patterns, and colors seen in Black Panther as well as in traditional African art. They will learn how to simulate cultural and visual information to create their own symbolic neck piece.
Students will learn how to integrate visual information from the Black Panther film, specifically how to simulate cultural symbols and patterns on 2D materials.
Students create custom Adinkra symbols using a variety of different methods including low-tech art supplies and digital fabrication machines including a 3D printer and a vinyl cutter.
Students will learn how to integrate cultural and visual information from the Black Panther film, specifically how to produce cultural symbols, create and print 3D objects to make a bracelet, anklet or earrings.
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Young children will learn about digital fabrication by creating their own furniture for a Fab Lab.
Young children learn about electronics and circuitry through exploration and play.
Students show off their creativity designing and 3D printing custom buildings.
Students learn how to design precise 3D printed fixtures for constructing large assemblies from dowels.
Students will learn about the design process and coordinate systems by going through a challenge to make a 3D bridge with scaled down real-life constraints.
Students use multiple processes in a Fab Lab to create their own checker boards and checkers pieces.
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With the generous support of our partners, Chevron and the GE Foundation, the Fab Foundation and the International Fab Lab Network are tapping the power of digital fabrication to amplify learning, and answering the call of teachers to provide quality, standards-aligned lessons that reflect open-source values.
A Global Research Project
SCOPES-DF is a global research and development project leveraging the Fab Lab Network, the Maker Movement, academia and educators across the world to bring the potential of digital fabrication into the classroom to catalyze and deepen STEM learning. This platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration will grow and evolve as the Community of Practice grows and evolves.