Helping Animals with 3D Printing
Upper Elementary School
Description: During this project, you will learn how 3D printing is used to help animals. You will follow the engineering design process to create a prototype of a prosthetic solution for an injured animal patient. This project was developed in partnership with MakerGirl, a not-for-profit organization that inspires girls to be active in STEM.
Distance Learning: This project includes an in-person learning and a distance learning option. The in-person learning option requires a 3D printer to complete. The distance learning option can be completed with craft supplies and household items.
Standards: This project aligns to Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, Next Generation Science Standards, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, and Florida CPALMS Standards for third grade through fifth grade.
21st Century Skills: Creativity, Flexibility, Critical Thinking, Communication
Describe the 3D printing process.
Recognize the connection between 3D printing and animals.
Apply the engineering design process.
Create a computer-aided design.
Use and share makerspace equipment safely.