Pako Bots: Project-Based Learning With 3D Printing

Project-based learning (PBL) has taken classrooms by storm as a better way to equip future generations for both personal and professional success. PBL and classroom projects like Pako Bots aren't so much about the project or the outcome, but rather the process students take to solve real-world problems.

Coinciding with this shift away from teacher-centric instruction, 3D printers have emerged as a powerful classroom tool to support PBL. 3D printing combines several competencies into an engaging activity including design thinking, math, engineering, computer-aided design (CAD), and much more. Want to learn more about bringing 3D printing into your classroom, library or makerspace? Check out our growing list of educational resources and education bundles to see how you can get started today.