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Saturday, May 6 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
3D Printing and CAD for Elementary Aged Students FULL

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Stuck on how to use your 3D printer with the youngest students at your school? In a downtown Manhattan school, students as young as 2nd grade have been creating their own designs for projects that align with the science curriculum. Some of these projects include a cargo boat challenge, a skyscraper research project, invention prototypes, glider testing, and cell organelle creation. Elementary science teacher Paul Schmitz has also developed a variety of mini challenges that can be applied to create an after school club based around 3D printing for elementary schools. These are all done with kid-friendly programs such as Tinkercad, Thingiverse, Blokify, and 123D Sculpt. He's here to prove to you that digital making can start at any age!

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Paul Schmitz

Presenter, Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Paul Schmitz is a K-4th Grade science teacher at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School in New York City. He is in his fourth year applying 3D printing to the elementary science curriculum, and he has also been leading an after school club centered around 3D design.

Saturday May 6, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Ballroom E