As the summer marches on hanging around the house is probably starting to get a little boring. So why not plan a fun trip to the museum and then replicate what you saw and learned with your 3Doodler 3D pen at home!
Museums are wonderful places to learn about and explore our pasts. One pillar of science museums is their collection of dinosaur skeletons and other prehistoric artifacts. As shown in The Night At The Museum dinosaurs always steal the show. These fossils help shed light on how the world once was. They also depict larger-than-life creatures that once ruled our earth.
Museums are not only places for entertainment and learning but also a place for discovery. Thanks to science museums from across the world, we know better than ever what dinosaurs look like, how they sounded, and what they did. The United States is home to some of the coolest science museums. Some of our favorites include – The Perot Museum, The Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and The American Museum of Natural History.
Bringing the Learning Home
Before or after your day at the science museum is where 3Doodler comes into play. Learn about what you have seen, or are going to see, by creating your own dinosaur skeletons! Use these stencils and tutorials to be your own paleontologist. If you love puzzles, you’ll love this week’s challenge of building dinosaur skeletons. Check out this video to learn about how dino bones are preserved over time while you create your own using your 3Doodler 3D pen.
As we enter summer and the prior school year starts to fade, you are no doubt ready for some much-needed R&R. Or perhaps you’ve signed up to run a STEM camp, art camp, or even music summer camp. Whether you are at home, or at camp, both settings provide an excellent opportunity for some low-stress, hands-on STEM fun with 3Doodler that will keep your creative juices flowing and prevent summer learning loss.
We’ve rounded up a couple of lessons that illustrate how STEM activities, through art and design, can present science in ways that excite both scientists and non-scientists. And if you are interested in seeing more lessons from our library, check out our full stack of resources here.
Building Blocks that Build Life
As we alluded to in the title of this week’s blog, we’ve pulled together some lesson plans that have you exploring a world you would normally need a microscope to see. With 3D printed models, we are able to observe characteristics of objects that can traditionally be more challenging to comprehend through 2D worksheets or textbooks.
This week, we’re looking at some of the most basic building blocks of life – Atoms and Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells. Scientists estimate that a 150-pound human body contains about 6.5 octillion atoms. That’s a lot of matter!
Not only will your students have a better understanding of atoms and prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, but their final creations will be truly beautiful to look at and discuss once the builds are complete. And to accompany these lessons, we’ve also put together a step-by-step tutorial to show you visually how to create an Atom. This tutorial will walk you through how to create your own Atom using just your 3D pen, so you can get creating whenever inspiration strikes. And rest assured, there are also step-by-step lessons on building the Prokaryotic Cells and Eukaryotic Cells that are linked within both lesson plans.