Rykers' Ridge Learning Commons
Creativity, Curiosity, Innovation
February - March News! 2016
Mrs. Stevenson and Mrs. Schmitt
This was the culminating activity to the Science Behind Snowflakes unit. Before printing snowflakes, students had to learn "What is 3D Printing?". We watched and heard and felt 3D printed objects. We learned about the four main parts of a 3D printer. The X, Y, and Z axes, build plate, the filament - PLA, and the extruder.
The excitement in the Learning Commons after watching the video above was amazing. WE were completely blown away by things already happening in the world of 3D printing. This is where it gets crazy...
- Buildings: A company in China printed 10 HOUSES in a single day!
Presidents' Day and Leap Day!
- Get students excited about the library space and learning.
- Give students opportunities to work on engaging tasks.
- Provide spaces to work collaboratively, think critically, and creatively.
Also, to transition to a place where students DO stuff, not simply a place where students GET stuff.