This activity includes a “hands on” strategy that mixes the use of two different digital fabrication tools (laser cut and 3D printing) and silicon mold, to produce replicas of animals threatened with extinction. The activity explored in this lesson raises students’ awareness about animal conservation and preservation.
Materials for 5 turtles:
Using a FDM 3DPrinter, print the 5 turtle shells, in PLA or ABS, any color and the two guides (a cross shape), one for the body and the other for the play dough shell.
Using a simple paper (300g) ou 3mm MDF make boxes that can fit each shell individually.
Place each shell in the box and fill it out with blue or white silicon, occupying the whole box.