3D Printed Cells

3D Printed Cells

Teacher(s) Name: Mrs. Grigg

School: Ratcliffe ES

Grade Level(s): Grade 5

Content Area(s): Science

Lesson Summary

The time has come to teach animal and plant cells in 5th grade. I’m pretty sure it’s been the same lesson for a while now. “Look at this diagram of a cell. Here are the parts. Great, now label it on this handout.” Ms. Grigg and I wanted to break this boring cycle and do something new for her students to show their knowledge of cells. We decided to have the students design a three dimensional cell on the computer, and then print it out using a 3D printer.

TIPC Ratings

Research & Information Fluency

Rating:Not Observed – Explanation: N/A

Communication & Collaboration

Rating: Not observed – Explanation: N/A

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Rating: Developing – Explanation: Students applied the digital tool of Tinkercad to create their 3D cells. Students had to manipulate the shapes within the program to build their cells.

Creativity & Innovation

Rating: Entry – Explanation: Students were free to design a plant or animal cell. The students learned about 3D design during this lesson.

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