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Latest Lesson Plans

GAME ON!
By: Mandi Dimitriadis
Grade/s: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, K
Subject/s: Art & Music, Technologies
Format: Printable single lesson

Every year on November 19th, people around the world celebrate one of the most famous board games on International Play Monopoly Day.
SOLUTIONS FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE
By: Tina Nesbitt & Kelly Blandford
Grade/s: 6, 7
Subject/s: English, Science, Technologies
Format: Printable unit plan

Students will design a 3D printed unique and personalised solution to a problem for an elderly person. 
DOLLS HOUSE CHALLENGE
By: Diana Harris
Grade/s: 1, 2, K
Subject/s: English, Mathematics, Science, Technologies
Format: Printable unit plan

This unit was designed for students who've newly arrived in Australia and who need to develop their English vocabulary of homes and furniture. 
BIRDS AND BEAKS AND WHAT THEY EAT.
By: Tina McPherson/Angie Harvie
Grade/s: 5, 6
Subject/s: English, Mathematics, Science, Technologies
Format: Printable unit plan

Look at local birds and their beak adaptations. Use the internet and books for research. Students take photos and observation notes about bird beak shapes and diets and determine whether there are similarities between beak type of birds and diet amongst different types of birds in their local area. Students design a replica of different beak types in 3D using Makers Empire.
GARDEN CHARACTERS
By: April Bird
Grade/s: 2
Subject/s: Technologies
Format: Printable unit plan

Character design to engage students in writing literacy texts. Learning about the design process prior to making.  The students will be engaged in the creative process and they learn best when the learning is hands on.
TOTEM TOPPERS
By: Alischa Handley
Grade/s: 3
Subject/s: History, Mathematics, Technologies
Format: Printable unit plan

Students will design a pencil topper that makes their pencil easily identifiable and unique.  Their design will represent themselves using their knowledge of symbols, totems or emblems.

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43 Primary Schools Share Their Design Thinking Learning in 3D Printing Showcase

Makers Empire News / 10 Dec 18

43 Primary Schools Share Their Design Thinking Learning in 3D Printing Showcase

On Monday 3rd December, 43 South Australian schools joined together to create a showcase of their learning around Design Thinking using 3D printing and 3D design with Makers Empire at the Wayville Showgrounds in Adelaide. Organised by the Department for Education (SA) and Makers Empire, the 3D Printing in Primary Schools Showcase was the culmination of two...

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Students’ 3D Designs Shine in MOD.’s Waging Peace Exhibition

Makers Empire News / 07 Dec 18

Students’ 3D Designs Shine in MOD.’s Waging Peace Exhibition

Fiona Graff is a Year 7 Homeroom Teacher at Cabra Dominican College in South Australia. She has been using Makers Empire with her students for one term. Some of her students designs created using Makers Empire were recently accepted in the Waging Peace exhibition currently on at the MOD. MOD. is Australia’s leading future-focused museum, provoking new ideas...

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3D Fun Continues: An update on the 600 Schools in the GE Additive Education Program

Makers Empire News / 29 Nov 18

3D Fun Continues: An update on the 600 Schools in the GE Additive Education Program

In August, more than 600 primary and secondary schools in 30 countries who previously did not have access to 3D printing technology were awarded a 3D printing package by the GE Additive Education Program’s (AEP). Each package includes 3D printing hardware, 3D design software (including Makers Empire 3D) and science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) curriculum...

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