A 3D printed model of a human inner ear (cochlea, vestibule and semicircular canals) that was derived from MRI data of a human cadaver allows students to examine this body part. The model created by
is about 12X actual size. The model was derived from an MRI vrml file from McGill University.
are for printing anatomically correct human ear bones (auditory ossicles - malleus, incus & stapes) at about 10X real size. If you open the ossiclesfit.stl file in Rhino (Blender, or other favorite 3d viewer) you will see how they fit together anatomically.
Project: DNA comb for a Gel Electrophoresis Separation
How can you use the MakerBot to create tools for advanced DNA experiments. In the study of DNA, a process known as Gel Electrophoresis is conducted to separate DNA fragments by charge or size. A Gel Electrophoresis apparatus can be obtained from a number of biological supply companies.
Use 3D printing to support the eCYBERMISSION Program, a web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) competition free for grades six through nine. Students compete for state, regional and national awards while solving problems in their community. Students follow the Scientific Method, or Engineering Design Cycle to communicate their solutions online. The Makerbot can be used to create a working prototype or final product.
Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.
Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate technologies.
Students will understand mathematics and become mathematically confident by communicating and reasoning mathematically, by applying mathematics in real-world settings, and by solving problems through the integrated study of number systems, geometry, algebra, data analysis, probability, and trigonometry.
Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
Students will apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use, and evaluate products and systems to satisfy human and environmental needs.
Students will understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, science, and technology and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning.
Students will apply the knowledge and thinking skills of mathematics, science, and technology to address real-life problems and make informed decisions.