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Social Masks

Author: Sara Rosenstock (Glowforge Education Ambassador)
Duration: 1 hour
For this project, each student will design a mask that represents their alter-ego or a mask that represents how they wish people perceived them. This mask can depict emotion, aspirations, as well as playfulness—the possibilities are not limited.

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Geometric Animals

Author: Emily Hurst (Glowforge Education Ambassador)
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Ready for a trip to the zoo? In this activity, students use what they know about geometric shapes to create a library from which students will build an animal.

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Build an Aquarium Exhibit

Author: Cathy DeCampli (Glowforge Education Ambassador)
Duration: 2 hours
This lesson introduces students to their school library’s subscription databases as a tool for their research projects and a fun place to satisfy curiosity.

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“Flat Stanley” Keychain

Author: Danesa Menge (Glowforge Education Ambassador)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
What would it be like to be Flat Stanley? In this activity, students will develop design skills and empathy as they create their own version of the character.

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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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