STEM Pack 5: 3D Printing

STEM Pack 5 – 3D Printing


Biological Sciences – The Body

Chemical Sciences – Unit 4: Structure, synthesis and design

Earth and Space Sciences – The Solar System

Physical Sciences – Energy

Additional: Engineering; Technology; Careers; Ethics

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Form and Function

Earth and Space Sciences – Earth in Space

Physical Sciences – Energy

Years: 7, 8, 9, 10, 12

Students explore the latest STEM careers – the science and scientists – through videos, research and discussion.

The aim of each STEM Careers Pack is twofold: first, to make students aware of the wide variety of STEM careers there are and; secondly, to help students understand the nature of scientific knowledge, how science influences society and how society influences science (i.e. Science as a Human Endeavour).

During their explorations students will also appreciate how the different areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics interact and are interdependent. They will develop their own STEM literacies and competencies.

In STEM Pack 5: 3D Printing students learn broadly about jobs in the 3D Printing industry, and also consider the impact of 3D printing on their everyday lives. In conjunction with the tasks in this pack you could also look at the wide ranging science applications of 3D Printing in areas such as the human body and medicine/surgery; biological research; engineering roles and the manufacture of parts to assist with roles in a range of careers; space travel & exploration; electrical circuit manufacture; energy generation components – which would map to areas of the Biological, Chemical, Earth & Space or Physical Sciences curriculum under the ‘Science Understanding’ strand.  All tasks in this pack are mapped to Science as a Human Endeavour as well as the Core Capabilities from the National Curriculum (v8.3).

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