Lesson Landing Pad: 3D Printing - SCOPES Digital Fabrication

Lesson Details

Age Ranges
Fab-Safety.1, Fab-Modeling.1, Fab-Fabrication.1, Fab-Design.1

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Brian Purvis
Brian Purvis
Brian is the former Manager of Instruction for the GE Brilliant Career Lab, a curriculum centered mobile FAB Lab that served Boston area public high schools.  Previously he led the Gilbert Innovation Hub, where he leveraged his 18 years as… Read More


This is a new type of lesson page! Instead of serving as a place to find a singular lesson about 3D printing, this is a page that will serve as a clearing house of background knowledge around using this tech in a classroom setting. This page should be leveraged by lesson creators as a place to link for up to date information on the how to 3D print, allowing traditional lesson plans posted on SCOPES-df to focus on classroom content, not technical knowledge. Feel free to link your lesson to this page! Lastly, this is a “home base” for the SCOPES-df community to visit periodically to quickly find links to the latest in 3D printing.


The links we post here should not be construed as endorsements.


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What You'll Need

  • 3D printer
  • Internet enabled computer


The Instructions

How to operate your 3D Printer

Below you will find links to locations on the internet that pertain to the topic of operating a 3D Printer

How to design projects for your 3D printer

Below you will find links to location on the internet that pertain to the topic of designing projects for your 3D printer.


  • (Fab-Safety.1): I can safely conduct myself in a Fab Lab and observe operations under instructor guidance.
  • (Fab-Modeling.1): I can arrange and manipulate simple geometric elements, 2D shapes, and 3D solids using a variety of technologies.
  • (Fab-Fabrication.1): I can follow instructor guided steps that link a software to a machine to produce a simple physical artifact.
  • (Fab-Design.1): I can be responsible for various activities throughout a design process within a group under instructor guidance.

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