Menu
Paid Advertisement
view counter

Students to learn STEM with 3-D printer

By Samuel Reed III on May 2, 2012 02:16 PM

A colorful Cubify car will carry a crew with 3-D printing technology to Philly on May 7.

Beeber Middle School and Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School will host the Cube Odyssey on May 7. The Cube Odyssey, sponsored by 3D Systems, is a two-month road trip that includes four drivers, four printers, and one car to showcase the potential of 3-D printing.

With the explosion of 3-D movies, one might think 3-D printing involves a 2-D image that looks 3-D with special glasses. Instead, a 3-D printer heats up and prints out plastic in a form that you can hold in your hand. The process works like a traditional inkjet printer – the print head just moves in three dimensions instead of two.

3-D printers can print almost anything from smartphone and tablet components, to finished jewelry and toys and functional car parts.

On a recent show on CNN, CEO of 3D Systems Abraham Reichental described how the 3-D printing process is like building a cake, one layer at a time. Reichental said Cube printing will democratize manufacturing for kids from the ages of 8 to 80 and unleash their creativity.

Students at Beeber and Boys’ Latin will engage with principles of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), plus art and economics as they pertain to 3-D printing.

When I showed the CNN segment and shared the news of the visit with my students at Beeber Middle School, they were speechless. The visit coincides with my students' work on composing persuasive business letters to solicit businesses to collaborate with them to develop innovative ideas such as camouflage bubble gum, new iPhone case designs, improved football helmets, model foldable car parts and interactive I-Glasses, to name a few. Students now plan to print 3-D logos and models of some of their cool ideas.

Trey Smith, a science teacher and science department chair at Boys’ Latin, says his students are stoked about the visit, too. Smith’s students have been involved in some exciting STEM projects throughout the year and welcome scientists monthly to campus as part of their Science Speaker Series.

Speakers since September have included Penn State graduate students in entomology, an app developer, an aerospace engineering professor from Princeton, and a veterinarian that helps research labs care for animals. As part of the monthly Speaker Series, students in grades 9-12 read about an issue the speaker will address and write a response. Smith will have students blog about the Cube Odyssey before and after the event.

To build excitement for the May launch of the Cube 3-D printer and Cubify design website, 3D Systems is conducting a tour of 25 of America’s most creative cities. The tour started on the West Coast, stopped at a cool expo at Stanford University, and is making its way to the East Coast and the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange.  However, the most important visits are being made to schools.

Beeber and Boys’ Latin students will experience, firsthand, hands-on and authentic learning with a new tool. The Cube Odyssey will be an interactive experience for students. Students and teachers alike will face the challenges of designing in 3-D and will be able to use simple 3-D design apps to visualize their ideas and then print their creations in the mobile printing lab.

As teacher consultants of the Philadelphia Writing Project, both Smith and I plan to document and share our students’ creations on National Writing Project’s Digital Is and  ArtsRising.

Trey Smith contributed to this piece. Smith was recently selected as the 2012 Philadelphia Outstanding Science Teacher by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers--Philadelphia Chapter.

Comments (11)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on May 2, 2012 5:42 pm

Very impressive.

Submitted by unknown (not verified) on May 7, 2012 3:00 pm

At the Cubify car I was talking to this intern and two of is teammates and/or partner and he said the company might rent the car out for rides. If the company starts renting the car out for rides I would  be the first renter because i'm in love with that car...!!!

 

Sixth Grade Student at Beeber Middle School

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on May 7, 2012 3:27 pm

I loved the 3d printer. It was great how the 3d printer was working. It worked very fast and i really did not want the 3d printer to leave my school. I loved it.

FROM 6 GRADE STUDENTS AT BEEBER MIDDLE SCHOOL

Submitted by Erika Owens on May 7, 2012 5:48 pm

Here's some photos from the visit.

Submitted by jordan pas cher (not verified) on October 23, 2012 8:10 pm
Hey I am so happy I found your blog page, I really found you by mistake, while I was searching on Yahoo for something else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a incredible post and a all round enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to look over it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the superb work. [url=http://basketjordanpascher.webnode.fr/]jordan pas cher[/url] jordan pas cher
Submitted by Boraffert (not verified) on April 13, 2013 2:24 am
Hai bisogno di scaricare musica gratis?! Visita questo sito web. Cerchi musica gratis su internet? .wiadomosci aktualnosci tresci newsy newsy newsy informacje posty przeczytaj zwrot podatku dla ciebie aktualnosci nowosci naklejki scienne sprawdz to czytaj dalej . simiane Hasler rockefellers disagree azar mislay metabolic dorin rutberg .[url=http://www.mulberryoutletuk-shop.com]mulberry outlet[/url] .Thank you for the smart critique. Me & my neighbour were preparing to do some research about that. We got a superior book on that matter from our local library and most books where not as influensive as your details. Im quite glad to see these data which I was searching for a long time. . [url=http://www.shy.co.uk/commodity.php]mulberry outlet uk[/url] . Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass favor. .Terrific info on SEO, thanks for posting Day 8 |! .[url=http://www.fitflopssingapore-sale.com/]fitflops singapore[/url] . http://avrlab.net/node/78#comment-21661 http://www.ufbk.ru/includes/guest/index.php?showforum=14 http://forum.sieuhotro.com/member.php/27-WheeraUnege http://www.jzgreentown.com/bbs/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=2536480&extra= http://www.njhsastro.org/talk/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=5190272&extra= http://communityforums.keithurban.net/newreply.php?s=321ff61965fd2d24c68... http://fullworld.ru/tv-show/5-nasha-rasha-6-sezon-novye-serii-smotret-on... http://www.c-y.se/phpBB3/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=123278&sid=bb... http://dizi-max.com/forum/showthread.php?4796-biuro-detektywistyczne-war... http://bosmanbrokers.co.za/Images/guest/index.php?showforum=1 http://centralyp.info/viewthread.php?tid=223160&extra= http://www.533.com.tw/viewthread.php?tid=4794547&extra= http://www.garbolino.fr/forum_garbolino/profile.php?id=565350 http://fathamsterstudio.com/wordpress/ http://nfcr.ru/includes/guest/index.php?showforum=31 http://mafioz.ru/news-add.html http://phpbb2.geh-grillen.info/posting.php?mode=newtopic&f=1 http://kondurov.su/includes/guest/index.php?showforum=1 http://www.wubuntu.com.cn/bbs/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=1901691&extra= http://tsaipaw.com/viewthread.php?tid=324826&extra= http://handicap.su/includes/guest/index.php?showforum=1 http://www.my3gbook.com/bbs/viewthread.php?tid=1897541&extra= http://bmt.by/logs/guest/index.php?showforum=1 http://www.hmsaat.eb2a.com/vb/showthread.php?p=20781#post20781 http://yuanlimazu.com/viewthread.php?tid=118890&extra= http://forum.centralyp.info/viewthread.php?tid=365884&extra= http://www.oilfield-equipment.org/bbs/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=39629... http://www.forumicon.com/showthread.php?3265-Pulire-accuratamente-la-pro... http://support.loto6mate.com/post.php?fid=4 http://miniaplikace.blueboard.cz/shoutboard.php?id=474594&hid=xu6i8krxtf... http://zhuchki.net/includes/guest/index.php?showforum=1 http://atlet.zp.ua/includes/guest/index.php?showforum=1 http://fullworld.ru/serial/10-bibliya-1-sezon-5-6-seriya-smotret-onlayn.... http://ebnelosol.com/showthread.php?p=120135&posted=1#post120135 http://www.workitoutstudio.com/forum/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=621829... http://bb-art.ru/123/guest/index.php?showforum=1 http://americanacademyofsuccess.com/includes/guest/index.php?showforum=1 http://www.walkingshoereviews.com/forum/posting.php?mode=post&f=2 http://www.chalgomu.com/bbs/view.php?id=board&page=1&page_num=20&select_... http://silverplast.uz/includes/guest/index.php?showforum=1 http://edge.advance.as/guestbook/addguest.html http://altonacc.org/content/connection-groups-0#comment-50900 http://vatcontrol.com/vat/knowing-the-list-of-eu-countries-that-follow-v... http://www.hertradingplace.com/ads/3-get-support/#comment-455 http://injuredmusician.livejournal.com/19410.html?nojs=1 http://forum.abisayara.com/forumdisplay.php?2-Main-Forum http://fullworld.ru/serial/9-svaty-novye-serii-1-2-3-4-5-6-sezon-smotert... http://gta-society.2x4.ru/forums/showthread.php?p=1690898&posted=1#post1... http://fullworld.ru/serial/12-novenkaya-2-sezon-onlayn-21-seriya-smotret... http://vnusgames.us/forum/showthread.php?59166-acheter-des-ugg-ugg-en-li... http://arhiva.ceata.org/fii-liber1/spam/denied http://levitra10mg.postbit.com/ http://skvich.by/includes/guest/index.php/index.php/index.php?showuser=8600 http://language-plus.ru/includes/guest/index.php?showforum=1 http://marinap.ru/images/guest/index.php?showforum=23 http://nplo.ru/includes/guest/index.php?showforum=1 http://www.forumicon.com/showthread.php?3265-Pulire-accuratamente-la-pro... http://654321.pet2008.cn/plus/view.php?aid=518302 [url=http://roulettesniperreview.net/wp-includes/guest/index.php?showforum=1]Buy Prescription Sunglasses Online [/url] [/url] [/url] [/url] [/url] [url=http://www.garbolino.fr/forum_garbolino/profile.php?id=565350]Cheap Fake Oakleys [url=http://www.fogee.com.tw/bbs/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=26931&extra=]Benefits of Cycling[/url] [url=http://8eyes.net/includes/guest/index.php?showforum=1]Equally sun's light throughout summer season obtain again oakley flak jacket xlj polarized [/url] [url=http://lift-expert.ru/includes/guest/index.php?showforum=1]could i buy cups off the internet and afterward take them apt my optician plus have my recipe lens p [/url] [url=http://aist.uim.ru/images/guest/index.php?showforum=1]Dolce Gabbana Sunglasses Eyewear [/url] [url=http://203.198.127.224/forum/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=6293545&extra=]Corporate Logo Apparel Promotional Products [/url] [url=http://www.abb-furnace.com/community/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=100304]Find Your Suitable Oakley Sunglasses From Here [url=http://centralyp.info/viewthread.php?tid=299431&extra=]Choosing best accessories to prim clothes 2012 [url=http://baf31.ru/images/guest/index.php?showforum=1]djenyns's JimdoPage [/url]
Submitted by 240x320 mobile games (not verified) on May 28, 2014 12:38 pm
Good replies in return of this issue with real arguments and describing all regarding that.
Submitted by Donnaol (not verified) on November 22, 2013 6:16 am
Som fullbefarne som fortsatte forlatt ungdomsårene memories.with 625 fill energi whitened dukke lavere. som er veldig varm og er kjent for å isolere varmen meget effektivt , representerer denne opphopningen en koblet om øya. [url=http://www.huletthamnjam.com/]canada goose norge[/url] område mennesker er nesten sikker . det er fortsatt som foretrekkes , igjen Arctic Plan henviser til mennesker som slitasje en anorakk overholde flere viktige lagene i slag. Selv så . det er en kanadisk som tilbrakte 30 år til eventyrlystne den barbariske kaldt. de enkelt kan sammenkobles med sommer skjorte samlokalisering til å gjøre vinteren blir varm og lys . Den første er [url=http://www.darlasgarden.com/]canada goose jakke[/url] i dronning stil , livet er generelt sårbare, Den herlige jakker samt nova scotia goose canada er vanligvis benyttet i form av graden der viser seg ved hjelp av Sør-Europa . De 1246s er de avgjørende vintersesongen arbeid støvler . Selskapet har produsert jakke. og gjøre nominell til sterk endring i vår oppfatning . Som en fyr jeg personlig liker å bruke store parka strøk hovedsakelig fordi jeg har vært iført standard saken mans vintersesongen peacoat i flere år og jeg hatet dem . Den en inntrengeren i vår [url=http://www.huletthamnjam.com/]canada goose expedition parka[/url] Boodle expanse er flaggermusen. tredimensjonale og full av form ,canada goose salg det er litt som Haier i Kina til en viss grad. elektriske ledninger og nivå sperrene. Mønsteret av Inuit jakker har fortsatt inn i vestlig kultur. Uansett hvilken modell eller type du bestemmer on.It ? ¥ s ideelle for aktiv fyr. Det spiller ingen rolle om du handler på et budsjett , er det ikke? Som har en mengde av enda blast overlevende. Umpteen samtaler at vi anerkjenner instrumentet være under sex blidgjøre og deretter etter union stramme ved gruppering se mamma og kits streaming rundt i punt pakke,Du vil tydeligvis forutse asperous søknad coyote pels collar.the Hybridge Lite Jacket er en perfekt go-to alternativ for et aktivt liv . Disse jakkene vil tilby deg bedre betingelser og et perfekt utseende på samme tid , kan de brukes rett og slett , og vil bevare deg både tørr og varm du kan ta på dem for daglig don eller for sport. [url=http://www.huletthamnjam.com/]canada goose montebello parka[/url] korte jakker er svært populært om vinteren . Chilliwack vil matche deg perfekt.Den fjerde effekt er at de korte [url=http://www.darlasgarden.com/]canada goose jakke[/url] kan være veldig vill ! Jeg finner de fleste gutter satt på enkeltpersoner lys peacoats og alle som kler på dem ser så naturlig kaldt. De store anseelse resultater fra god kvalitet . Som menns og kvinners jakker er like, hvis du ønsker å bo sjarmerende selv under kalde vintermånedene ! Du er anbefalt å vurdere [url=http://www.darlasgarden.com/]canada goose norge[/url] som er virkelig klokt valg , det er vinter snart og alle ønsker å ha en varm jakke som vil beskytte dem mot kulden. For eksempel!det være seg frakker ,Når du søker etter en vinterjakke du vil den skal være varm, men Chilliwack er noe ekstra montert i sammenligning med Gotham.
Submitted by slots89 (not verified) on November 22, 2013 6:32 am
казино счет paypal qiwi [url=http://slot12.kazino-wmu.ru/casino21384.html]онлайн игры на деньги с выводом средств[/url] казино monkey [url=http://slot12.kazino-wmu.ru/casino2144.html]игровые аппараты играть на реальные деньги рубли qiwi[/url] бренди казино, игровые автоматы играть на копейки [url=http://slot12.kazino-wmu.ru/casino280.html]игры на деньги в интернете rbk money[/url]
Submitted by Wutzke (not verified) on March 26, 2014 8:50 am
yaa... 3D Printing is the new concept for students to learn and it is the new technology..
Submitted by Waltrmn (not verified) on April 11, 2014 7:37 pm
Это не всегда встречается. --- http://androyid.ru/

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.

By using this service you agree not to post material that is obscene, harassing, defamatory, or otherwise objectionable. We reserve the right to delete or remove any material deemed to be in violation of this rule, and to ban anyone who violates this rule. Please see our "Terms of Usage" for more detail concerning your obligations as a user of this service. Reader comments are limited to 500 words. You are fully responsible for the content that you post.

Follow Us On

          

Philly Ed Feed

Stopping Summer Slide

 

Recent Comments

Top

Public School Notebook

699 Ranstead St.
Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 839-0082
Fax: (215) 238-2300
notebook@thenotebook.org

© Copyright 2013 The Philadelphia Public School Notebook. All Rights Reserved.
Terms of Usage and Privacy Policy