Elementary Students Explore 3D Printing

Elementary Students Explore 3D Printing photo

Connolly and Landing schools fifth-grade Academic Plus students received a firsthand look at 3D printing when representatives from the Finland-based company 3D Bear visited Connolly School on Feb. 15.

As part of the daylong visit, students learned about 3D design, 3D printing and augmented reality. They were highly engaged as they worked together in groups to create dream bedrooms on their tablets using the augmented reality app. After completing their bedroom assignments, students created backyards and other settings, much to their delight. Once the designs were complete, the fifth-graders voted on the best design to be printed in a Lulzbot 3D printer. 

The district was one of 20 in the United States selected to participate in the company’s 3D Bear/3D Bear augmented reality pilot program. Students from each school thoroughly enjoyed the visit, which provided them with an opportunity to show off their creativity and technological aptitude in a fun and exciting way.