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Volumes Of Revolution

Subject Area: Math
Learning Objectives: Students will learn the volumes of revolution.
Materials Needed: One computer, one Micro or Micro+ 3D printer, at least three spools of 3D Ink in different materials and weights per 2-5 students.
Brief Description: Students will print out visual aids they can use while learning about the volumes of revolution.
To Prepare: Students will need a computer that has the M3D software on it. We recommend one printer per every 2-5 students. The Micro or Micro+ 3D printer will need to be plugged into both the wall and the computer. Each printer will need to have a spool of 3D Ink feeding into the external port. A spool holder is also recommended.
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Lesson Plan:
  1. 1.
    Students will go online to: and download the models.
  2. 2.
    Students will print and assemble the models. Please see the thingiverse page for specific instructions about printing the models.
  3. 3.
    Students now have a visual aid to reference while learning the volumes of revolution.
Note: These visual aids were designed to fit with the following lesson: