Afinia debuts Project-Based 3D Printing Kits for STEM Ed
Afinia 3D now has a line of
10 3D printing kits designed to enhance science, technology,
math (STEM) in K-12 learning.
The 3D Printing Project-Based
Learning STEM Kits range in price from $19.99, for a kit with which a
student can make a
solar-based battery charger, to $299 for a kit that provides everything
create a robot arm.
Discounts are available for
volume purchases as well from both Afinia and educational resellers.
single kits include a student workbook, larger purchases (in packs of
6, 12 or
30) include student workbooks for each kit and a single teacher guide.
"Our project-based learning
STEM kits will allow educators to take their curricula to the next
reinforcing their existing concepts via 3D printing," said Afinia 3D
President John Westrum.
Other items that
students can make with the kits include:
- A variety of remote-controlled
- Heart rate monitors;
- A mini-boom box;
- A digital clock; and
- Demolition Derby toy racecars.
"Educators realize that
students learn by a number of means, including visually and
Westrum continued. "Reaching the visual and kinesthetic learners can be
challenging, especially when teaching math or science. Hands-on
really engage students who may be having a difficult time grasping
Our STEM kits allow educators to bridge the gap for those students and
Afinia has been making 3D
printers since 2012, but this is the first time it has introduced a
kits strictly for educational purposes.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.