Field Elementary is doing 3D prints of all the 5th graders in Mr Carrico's class. His class is doing a project where the students take a pretend position in the government and write policies for how to handle Japanese Internment Camps. The student heads will be put by their written policies, which will be on display in the hallway.
When asked about the project, Mr Carrico said:
"The benefits of 3D technology in education are pretty endless. The project that we're doing right now with printing 3D busts is a great way for us to share our learning experience with the school community as a whole. So we can have conversations about the policies or decisions that we we're thinking about. Once we've taken a position on a subject (such as Japanese Internment Camps), we can take our busts, we can write a short piece that explains our position and post it where everyone can see it, so that we can share our experience with the whole school."
The STLP club is scanning in each student individually and then downloading the scans onto a laptop with the 3D printing software. We then configure the printer and start the print (it usually takes 4 to 5 hours to print one head). We plan to do three heads per day: one in the morning,one in the afternoon and one overnight.