Looking to try something new, Skarlett Stanfield, a 7th-grade student at Landmark Christian, enrolled in 3D Printing & Coding as one of her semester electives this school year. 7th-grade students have the option to take up to two elective courses each semester, and then continue that study or switch to a third and or fourth elective the second semester. Having never done any 3D printing or design, when Skarlett told her dad she was working on a home for her hamster, Holly, he expected a fairly rudimentary building. When she brought back her designed tower, onramp, and hideout for Holly, her parents weren’t the only ones excited about the surprise!
See Skarlett’s computer-assisted design (CAD) above, her prototype of Holly’s hideout.
Here is an image of the hideaway when it emerged fresh from the printer.
Holly is not the only fan of Skarlett’s constructions. Mrs. Reed has a classroom pet hamster, Cotton, in her 6th-grade science classroom, and is a satisfied customer.
We see a bright future for Skarlett in the field of engineering and design!
Landmark Christian Middle School offers several electives for students to discover hidden talents in the field of engineering: 3D Printing & Design, Project-Based Engineering, and Robotics are all semester-long, middle school electives offered this school year.