Hamilton Elementary students learn 3D printing in after school program

A student designs an object using special software at the Hemet Unified School District’s S.A.F.E. After School Program’s 3D Printer Club. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
Students enrolled in Hemet Unified School District’s S.A.F.E. After School Program at Hamilton Elementary School are learning computer design using user-friendly software and creating physical objects in the new 3D Printer Club. The program is available at the school for students in grades TK-5. From concept to design, printing and finishing, the students have embraced the assignments with enthusiasm. Activities are appropriate for the various age groups. “We use Tinkercad as our design program,” second grade teacher Monica Parsons said. “To start, students learn how to add shapes to a workplane. During the design process, students learn to modify shapes’ dimensions, create hollow sections, add text and so much more. The Tinkercad program has self-paced lessons for students
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