When it comes to learning, most educators will tell you that there’s nothing better than kids doing—that is the most powerful, most impactful way to impart lasting lessons. That’s true with every subject and with every kid. And when it comes to the coveted STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, math—that experience is even more fruitful. Experiencing math in a practical way, experiencing science before their eyes, putting tech and engineering into actual designs: That is where revolutionary learning happens. And that’s why the advent of 3D printers in the classroom is so interesting.
3D printing transforms students from passive learners to active participants in their education. They can see what they’re thinking and building and designing in real time—meaning they can change it and improve it. And 3D printing is also a great integration with project based learning, where many disciplines find their way into every subject matter.
Ready to learn more about 3D printing and STEM topics? This graphic can help: