This 7 lesson series teaches students is part of the learnbylayers 3D printing lesson packs. The intermediate lessons are aimed at students from grades 9 to 10. They will learn more indepth knowledge about 3D printing, it's uses and how to design models to 3D print using parametric modelling software Fusion 360. This is free to use for education users and is cloud based.
All lessons come with detailed lesson plans explaining how to teach the lesson, a teaching powerpoint to deliver to the class, lesson activity worksheets with answer sheets, homework tasks with answer sheets, video tutorials so students can guide themselves through CAD modelling design challenges, design challenge sheets and example STL files to 3D print.
At the end of the lessons there is a quick assessment to test the knowledge of students.
All the lesson files can be edited by the teacher.
Lesson 1 - 3D printing in society. In this lesson students will learn how 3D printing is being used to change people's lives through the use of medical applications e.g. the robo hand. Also covered is how the technology of 3D printing compares to more traditional manufacturing techniques e.g. injection moulding.
Lesson 2 - This lesson covers the different types of 3D printing technology currently used. Whilst the majority of printers in schools are FDM style printers, there are more advanced printers that use SLA, SLA and DLP technology. This lesson covers how the printers work and the differences between them. Your classes will also learn how filament is made through the extrusion method.
Lesson 3 - This introduces your students to parametric modelling techniques and Fusion 360. Students will learn how to design basic models using extrude, revolve and how to add features such as shell and fillets. There are video tutorials with the lesson making it easy to deliver.
Lesson 4 - This lesson builds upon the previous lesson and allows students to apply their knowledge on a series of differentiated design challenges. There are four levels to the challenge, bronze, silver, gold and platinum. By the end of the lesson students will have designed a model to be able to 3D print using parametric modelling skills.
Lesson 5 - This lesson focuses on more advanced slicing techniques using open source 3D printing software CURA. Your classes will learn how to slice models, focusing on the correct layer height and settings needed. They will also learn more indepth about Bio-plastics and how they are made.
Lesson 6 - This enables students to really understand the customised settings in CURA so they can have completed control over how the model is printed. Topics such as build plate adhesion and print speed are covered. In this lesson they will also learn how to created engineering drawings in Fusion 360.
Lesson 7 - End of module assessment. This tests students on all the topics they have covered in the seven lessons and comes with answer sheets for self/peer assessment.