By 3D4Kids


3d model information






220x220x200 mm overall





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The lesson is about designing and printing a general structure of a Volcano in order to understand and identify the different parts of it. It will also help students to understand 3D printing and techniques.

Learning objectives

The students will be able to:

– Design the Volcano with Rhinoceros or Sketchup or Inventor Educational or with other suitable CAD software.

– Identify the different parts of a volcano.

– Prepare CAD files to be printed.

– Learn 3D printing techniques.

– Setting the 3D printing file.

– Print the 3D model of the volcano.

Teacher preparation

Preparation about the guided lesson in the classroom. To consider exercises that could be developed during the classroom lesson in order to make the lesson as interactive as possible.

Teacher explanation

– Introduce the topic and the objective (theoretical explanation of the Volcano).

– Explain the basics of the 3D software to use Rhinoceros or Sketchup or Inventor Educational.

– Guided designing of the volcano.

– Explain how to save the file and how to export to the suitable format for the 3D print (.STL, .OBJ…).

– Explain how to set the file on the coding software, Cura.

– Show how to obtain the G-Code.

– Explain how to prepare the 3D printer for launching works.

Student activity/Steps

– Design the volcano.

– Saving and exporting to the suitable format, STL. OBJ….

– Select the suitable setting on Cura for printing the volcano.

– Launching the file on the 3D printer.

– Try the design.

– Participate to the exercises proposed by the teacher.

General Info

Age of students


Skills needed

Basic CAD, 3D print, geography, art and technical skills.


3 lesson (60’ each of one)






Spatula, glue, pencils, sheets, ruler, computer.


Cura, Rihnoceros or Sketchup or Inventor Educational.

License Info

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Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

License details:

You are free to:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
for any purpose, even commercially.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

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