From Mind to Design - Introduction to 3D Printing STEAM Class

by  Long Island Science Center

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Dream it, build it, print it!  The world of 3D printing has endless possibilities.  Students will learn the basics of how to use a 3D design program and how a 3D printer works. This class can be done as a one hour introductory class or as a multi-session class that delves deeper into the functions of the CAD program. Students must have access to a compatible computer, Chromebook, or tablet.  It is suggested though not required that they also have a mouse and mousepad for ease of use of the program.  The students projects will be mailed to you. If you select the multi-session option, there will be a small materials kit mailed to you.  When booking this program you must provide us with a list of your students names a week in advance so that we can set up your virtual classroom.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $225.00

This price is for 1 session. The 5 week session is $995. Any booking of the program for the 2022-2023 school year done before September 30, 2022 will receive a 10% discount.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Industrial Technology, Sciences, Technology/Information Science

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
ZoomWe can use the organizations platform of choice

Booking Information

Programs are available from 8am-7pm EST

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

If your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations made less than 4 weeks out from your reserved date will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks out are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Date rescheduling may be done up to 2 weeks before your reserved date. Rescheduling done less than 2 weeks before your date will be subject to a 10% rescheduling fee.

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Long Island Science Center

Riverhead, NY
United States

Today's students - tomorrow's innovators! The Long Island Science Center is a 501(c)3 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)  Learning Museum with a mission to prepare young people for the challenges of a 21st century economy built on advanced technology and innovation. We have provided STEAM based programs to students in schools and libraries in the New York Area since 1995. Our programs have been delivered to more than 350,000 students.

We ignite curiosity, fuel creativity and unlock the passion for problem-solving and discovery with hands-on STEAM curricula, programs, and interactive experiences designed to cultivate future leaders and engaged citizens.

Education Department

Program Details


For the single session:
1. The educator will introduce what 3D printing is and how it is being used.
2. The educator will explain what a CAD program is and what types of professionals use them.
3. The educator will lead the students through getting into their accounts.
4. Next, they will demonstrate to the students who to use some of the basic shapes in the program.
5. The students will replicate what has been shown on screen and save their project

For mutli-sessions
Session 2 will show students how to combine objects, emboss, and engrave,
Session 3 will explore beyond the basic shapes and allow students to create their own original projects,
Session 4 will have the students create a simple model in clay and recreate it in the CAD program
Session 5 will show some of the more advanced tools in the program and will have the students create a usable object


- introduce students to the world of 3D printing and it's endless possibilities
- familiarize students with a CAD program
- engage students in virtual 3D design
- develop an appreciation for the possibilities and limitations of 3D printing

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ETS1A 3-5 -- Defining and Delimiting and Engineering Problem
ETS1A 6-8 -- Defining and Delimiting and Engineering Problem
ETS1B 3-5 -- Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1B 6-8 -- Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1C 3-5 -- Optimizing the Design Solution
ETS1C 6-8 -- Optimizing the Design Solution

State Standards

New York State
NGSS Learning Standards
3-5 ETS1-2