"One of the things I really enjoy about 3D printing is that the students are so much more apt to take risks. They’re not worried about making mistakes. It really gets them into that [iterative] frame of mind of thinking."

In this episode of Tinkerine Stories, we visit Jennifer Fernandes and Joe Ducklow at Lynn Fripps Elementary in Langley School District to find out what they're doing with 3D printers and how they explore Canadian Heritage with 3D printing!

Students in Joe's grade 4-5 class used 3D printers to create an artifact for their Heritage Fair Project. They designed objects related to Canadian Heritage such as Sir John A. Macdonald, the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge, and similar B.C. and Canadian icons.

"You have kids that don’t necessarily shine academically in some areas [but] really shine with the 3D printer. They’re engaged and and they’re excited."

The Heritage Fair was just one of the ways Jennifer and Joe have integrated 3D printing, design thinking, and applied creativity into their curriculum. Check out the video below to hear the full story from Jennifer and Joe themselves!

Check out the video below to hear from the student's what they made for their Heritage Fair projects!