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AMAZING MAZES
By: Mandi Dimitriadis Dip T
Grade/s: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Subject/s: Mathematics, Technologies
Format: Printable single lesson

Building 3D mazes is a great way for students to explore spatial concepts, solve problems and build structures within design constraints provided. It is an ideal design challenge to adapt to different age groups and ability levels.
COLOURFUL BUBBLES
By: Mandi Dimitriadis
Grade/s: 1, K
Subject/s: Science
Format: Printable single lesson

Students learn about bubbles and light by designing and printing a custom bubble wand.
CHOCOLATE MOULDS
By: Mandi Dimitriadis
Grade/s: 5, 6
Subject/s: Mathematics, Technologies
Format: Printable single lesson

Students learn about measuring volumes and capacity by designing and printing a chocolate mould. 
LET'S GET DECORATED!
By: Mandi Dimitriadis DipT
Grade/s: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, K
Subject/s: Art & Music, Technologies
Format: Printable single lesson

Students investigate significant cultural events and special days that families commonly acknowledge and celebrate.
THE MOST MAGNIFICENT THING
By: Lori Elliot
Grade/s: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, K
Subject/s: English, Science
Format: Printable single lesson

Using the book, The Most Magnificent Thing, as inspiration, students design their own magnificent inventions.
BALLOON POWERED VEHICLES
By: Mark Sawyer, Teacher 🇦🇺
Grade/s: 4, 5
Subject/s: Mathematics, Science, Technologies
Format: Printable unit plan

Students design, make and 3D print a vehicle powered by a balloon that has at least some part of it designed using Makers Empire 3D. 

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