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3-D Printing Models of Cell Organelles and Flowers

By Suzanne Lenhart1, Kelly Sturner2

1. University of Tennessee 2. Argonne National Laboratory

This hands-on module features active learning using 3-D printing technology to teach middle school students about physical scientific models and cell organelles.

Listed in Teaching Materials | resource by group National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS)

Version 1.0 - published on 03 Apr 2021 doi:10.25334/TYPF-9324 - cite this

Licensed under CC Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International according to these terms



This module follows the 5E framework (Engage, Explain, Explore, Elaborate, Evaluate) to introduce students to learning about 3-D printing. Students will design a 3-D printed model by integrating technology and engineering applying the engineering design cycle. 

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This module is part of a collection of educational materials developed for use in teacher workshops and classrooms. The target student audience is listed on each file. These activities include a combination of math concepts and biology applications, ranging from elementary school to Algebra 1 level. 

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