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Activity 4: In the Loop

This design-and-make project, from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, provides hands on experience of working with materials, using CAD/CAM for design, and an opportunity for students to manufacture interesting products while addressing many circular economy concepts. The activity explores the use of materials, the...

Activity 1: The Circular Economy in the Built Environment

This activity, from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, concentrates on the design of buildings, their use and eco- effectiveness. Students will explore how, through applying circular economy principles, new buildings can be created that have a positive impact – buildings that do good rather than less harm. The...

3D Printing, a new and emerging technology

This lesson resource provides teacher notes for delivering a lesson that places 3D Printing as a new and emerging technology. It looks at how 3D printers work and provides a student assessment.

How is 3D Printing used in society?

This lesson teaches students different uses of 3D printing and highlights the three main parts to the 3D printing process (I.e. design, slice, print).

Poster: 3D Printing Software

This poster describes how slicing software can be used to prepare a CAD model for 3D printing. It uses software specific to BeeVeryCreative, but has content applicable to many types of slicing software.

Poster: Fusion 360 Arm Cast

This poster provides student instruction of how to use Fusion 360 to create an arm cast, using a canvas, sculpt and patch function.

Poster: Fusion 360 Extrude

This poster provides student instruction of how to use the extrude function in Fusion 360.

Poster: Fusion 360 Revolve Function

This poster provides student instruction of how to use the revolve function in Fusion 360. 

Poster: Using a 3D printer

This poster gives student instructions of how to use a 3D printer. The printer it references is the BeeVeryCreative, however, the majority of information is applicable to any filament printer. The poster also comes with a Zapper code that can be scanned to reveal a video of the printer at work.

An introduction to 3D printing

This package of resources by Learnbylayers provides a comprehensive introduction to 3D printing, where it is used in the wider world and why it is used to manufacture certain products. Students design an object, slice and print it and learn about the basics of 3D printing. The materials can be taught in class or...


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