3Doodler

A 45-minute program designed to introduce Kindergarten, first, and second grade students to 3D technology utilizing a 3D pen.

Students will learn why 3D printing technology is used on the International Space Station, what kinds of careers are available in additive manufacturing (which includes 3D printing), and then will use 3D pens to create geometric shapes.

The filament used in the 3D pens has a low melting point, so the pen and the melted filament are safe to touch.

The 3Doodler Start Pen

standards alignment:

Kindergarten

  1. K.G.5 Draw two-dimensional shapes (i.e., square, rectangle, triangle, hexagon, and circle) and create models of three-dimensional shapes (i.e., cone, cube, cylinder, and sphere).

First Grade

  1. 1.G.4 Identify and name two-dimensional shapes (i.e., square, rectangle, triangle, hexagon, rhombus, trapezoid, and circle).  
  2. 1.G.2 Combine two-dimensional shapes (i.e., square, rectangle, triangle, hexagon, rhombus, and trapezoid) or three-dimensional shapes (i.e., cube, rectangular prism, cone, and cylinder) in more than one way to form a composite shape.

Second Grade

  1. 2.G.1 Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, hexagons, and cubes. Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces.

Images used with permission from 3Doodler.