A STEM Curriculum to Inspire Middle School Scientists and Engineers

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By Trilby Hillenbrand Are you seeking a comprehensive middle school STEM curriculum to captivate and motivate your students? Dive into our incredible bundle offering 30+ weeks of STEM lessons, activities, and projects designed to streamline your planning and inspire your future scientists and engineers. Grab this FREE lesson to try it out today! Our STEM […]

STEM Made Tangible: Teaching 3D Printer Parts to Middle Schoolers

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Introduce your middle school students to the fascinating world of 3D printing and teach them about 3D printer parts. This practical STEM lesson will engage their curiosity and allow them to explore the exciting possibilities of this innovative technology. Watch as their interest soars and their understanding of deepens through this engaging exploration of 3D […]

3D Printer Safety Activities for Middle School STEM

Teaching 3D printer safety to middle schoolers is crucial to ensure a safe and productive learning environment. This resource offers background information about the potential hazards of 3D printing and engaging activities that can help students understand the importance of following safety protocols when using a 3D printer. By promoting safe practices, educators can help […]

Boosting Engagement and Learning: The Magic of Stem Choice Boards

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Are you looking for innovative ways to boost engagement and promote active learning in your STEM classroom? Look no further than STEM choice boards!  STEM choice boards provide students with the autonomy to choose their own learning path, sparking their curiosity and motivating them to dive deeper into the subject matter. By offering a range […]

Your First 3D Printing Lesson Plan

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Are you a middle school teacher looking to incorporate 3D printing into your curriculum? This 3D printing lesson plan is designed to introduce your students to the exciting world of additive manufacturing. From understanding the basics of 3D printing to discovering the printer parts and functions, your students will be engaged and excited to learn. […]

5 Exciting 3D Printing Projects for Middle School STEM Students

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Looking for fun and educational projects to engage middle school STEM students? Look no further! In this guide, we’ll explore five exciting 3D printing projects that will not only spark creativity but also teach valuable skills. From designing custom keychains to creating functional cell phone stands, these projects are sure to captivate students and foster […]

Preparing Future Innovators: The Benefits of 3D Printing in Education

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3D printers are becoming increasingly common in K-12 classrooms, computer labs, and libraries across the US. The innovative technology is revolutionizing the way we approach education, offering students and teachers alike a new way to explore and create. You might be wondering… “What exactly is 3D printing?”, “How is 3D printing used in education?”, or […]