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This hands-on module features active learning using 3-D printing technology to teach middle school students about physical scientific models and cell organelles. This activity has already proven a success at NIMBioS’ “Adventures in STEM Camp” for middle school girls. Access to 3D printing has been a growing trend in K-12 schools. In this curriculum module, aligned with Next Generation Science Standards, students learn about physical models and how they are used in science, then design and print their own representations of different cell organelles or flowers. This activity follows the 5E instructional model.


Education Level: Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Middle School

Concepts: 3-D printing, cell structure, flower components, middle school students

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