3D Printing in Social Studies

Stem School

During their Social Studies lessons, 4th Graders at Columbine studied Native Americans that lived throughout Colorado's history. Part of their focus was to learn how technology has changed over time and the influence it had Native American shelters. To apply what they learned about those different shelters, students selected one to model with 3D software. Using the program SketchUp in the Computer Lab, students created their model. They had to utilize various tutorials and online documentation to learn how to design their model. Eight of the best models in the grade level were printed on the 3D printer. Students now have physical models that represent shelters of the past. Come check them out in person in Columbine's lobby!