The goal of 3D printers in the classroom should be to apply classroom concepts. In this issue we dive into the creation of a product. This product reinforces math skills in geometry. The finished product allows students to apply basic science concepts. These concepts include mass, velocity, and acceleration.
3D printing was created to develop rapid prototypes. Prototypes are models of a finished product. The printed object itself is not the finished product. Printed objects are not durable enough for commercial use. But, they are durable enough to teach several concepts. Math and science models are two examples for content integration.