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Community Luminaries

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour
In this activity, students recognize local heroes and honor them with a luminary highlighting their community contributions.

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Making Moves

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 2 hours
In this activity, students will identify and describe the phenomena of friction by using the Glowforge to print race cars and then conducting speed and distance trials to explore the effects of friction.

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Roll the Dice

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 30 minutes
In this activity, students will use printed dice to engage in a quick, simple reflection exercise that will have everyone talking.

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Robotic Arm Helper

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
In this activity, students build and explore the A.R.M., identify its uses within the community, and imagine opportunities to enhance the design for a specific purpose or need.

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Making Connections

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 30 minutes
In this activity, students create a classroom badge with adjectives and graphics to represent who they are.

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Customized Pegboards

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour
In this activity, students will conduct empathy interviews with educators around the school to design and create the perfect pegboard accessories to remove clutter, improve workflow, and save them time.

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Imagination in 3D

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
In this activity, students use their imaginations to create a fantastical character, write a story about them, and then act out their story for an audience.

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Bucket Fillers (Pass it On!)

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour
In this activity, students consider a person or group whose bucket they’d like to fill with kindness.

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Student Designed Awards

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 30 minutes
In this activity, students will customize an award to recognize someone’s hard work.

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Multiuse Photo Booth Props

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour
With the Glowforge app, you can customize and create your own ready-to-use, fun photo booth props.

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Plant Propagation Station

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour
The Glowforge and some kitchen scraps are all you need to watch the wonder of propagation while making a greener, healthier, and tastier classroom

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Community Shadowbox Dioramas

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour
In this activity, students create customized dioramas by adding artifacts, photos, or other mixed-media that capture their community's values, history, and culture.

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Not-So-Scary Monsters

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour
In this activity, students roll dice to practice addition and create one-of-a-kind monsters and imagine what cool jobs they might do!

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My Life, My Mixtape

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 15 minutes
In this activity, students curate their own playlists and create a customized design in the Glowforge app complete with a QR code to share the music that soundtracks their life.

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See Through Gardening

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
In this activity, students customize a see-through planter to view how a bulb changes and grows as it blooms and conduct experiments based on the plant’s needs to produce different growing results.

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Exploring the Miracle Hinge

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 2 hours
In this activity, students will explore the process that makes a flat material bend and become three dimensional!

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Shadow Puppet Theater

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 30 minutes
Students work collaboratively to create and write a shadow play, and design their puppets and props.

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Be Here: Now & Then

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour
In this activity, students will explore their community through the history of local landmarks, parks, historical buildings, traditional festivals, or events.

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Customized Games

Author: Glowforge
In this activity, students take game design to the next level as they create their own game that demonstrates their understanding of a topic, unit, or course of study!

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Assembly Instruction Designers

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour
Give this 3D helicopter model to your students without assembly instructions and challenge teams to work together to figure out how the helicopter works.

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Noticing Patterns

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 30 minutes
In this activity, students will make spiral drawings, recognize patterns, and find reflections and symmetry.

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Play It Loud

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
In this activity, students explore how different materials can be used to amplify everything from a voice to a cell phone speaker.

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Operation Organization

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
In this activity, students work collaboratively to design and print storage containers that help concession stands use their space more efficiently.

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Hexagonal Thinking

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
This activity allows students to visualize their thinking by linking elements together and creating a map of their thought processes.

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Giving Wheel

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Print the spinning wheel decision maker and have students brainstorm ways they can make a difference.

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R3Design Studio (Repair, Repurpose, Recycle)

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
This activity teaches students to consider their carbon footprint in a community-minded way. Students will modify designs to create a new version that incorporates a broken or unused item.

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Classroom Garden Planters

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 30 minutes
In this activity, students will print, and assemble mini gardens that they can distribute throughout their school.

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Mindful Patterns for Peace

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 30 minutes
In this activity, students will practice self-regulation and self-awareness by printing and assembling their own meditative puzzles.

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Tiny Homes Challenge

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 2 hours
In this activity, students will put their architectural and engineering skills to the test by designing an efficient Tiny Home that incorporates their knowledge of energy demands, light sources, and housing must-haves. 

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Magical Things Journal

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

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Spinning Tops

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 45 minutes

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Mirror Light Reflection

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour

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Illuminated Cuff Bracelet

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 45 minutes

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Fairy Light Illuminated Banner

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

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Illuminated Solar System

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

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How To: Personalize a Cutting Board

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 15 minutes
Learn how to personalize a cutting board with Glowforge.

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How To: Customize a Fabric Tote

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 30 minutes

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How To: Print a Wooden and Acrylic Puzzle with your Glowforge

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 30 minutes

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How To: Design a Glowforge Print Using a Pen

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 15 minutes

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How To: Unbox your Glowforge

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 30 minutes

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Balance Scale

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour
Subject(s): Arithmetic, Art, Craft, Design & technology, Engineering, Fun, Mathematics, STEAM, and Summer Camp

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Animated Servo Motor Robot

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Subject(s): Arithmetic, Art, Computer Programming, Design & technology, Engineering, Fun, STEAM, and Summer Camp

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Introducing Glowforge – The 3D Laser Printer

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Periscope

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Subject(s): Art, Craft, Design & technology, Engineering, Fun, History, Mathematics, STEAM, and Technology

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Penny Drop Game

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 45 minutes
Subject(s): Arithmetic, Craft, Engineering, Fun, Mathematics, and Science

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Step-By-Step Tracker

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 1 hour
Subject(s): Art, Computer Programming, Craft, Design & technology, Engineering, Fun, Physical Science, and STEAM

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Basic Circuitry with Glowforge

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 45 minutes

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Tracing with Mirrors

Author: Glowforge
Duration: 45 minutes

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