Mercy Vine

Term 2, Issue No. 1 - 19 May 2023

Surprising STEM

3D printing brings imagination to life

By Melissa Buske

Year 5 students are out of this world.

In Year 5, students are using the design thinking process plus 3D printing sofware to bring their imaginations to life.

Design thinking, an iterative problem-solving approach, encourages students to think critically, identify challenges, and come up with innovative solutions. There are 5 stages of design thinking:

  1. Empathise
  2. Define
  3. Ideate
  4. Prototype
  5. Test

By following these stages, students are equipped with the tools to tackle real-world problems and create meaningful solutions. For this project, students are heading to outer space.

With the help of software program Makers Empire, students will transform their ideas into actual prototypes. They will use design tools to experiment with shapes, dimensions, and details before sending their prototype to print.

We look forward to seeing their creative solutions!

Melissa Buske
Digital Learning Support