You know what they say! Always make one thing a day after Labor Day.
No one says that, but let’s make it fashionable. Liz Arum of the MakerBot Education Team has crafted a great list of “Daily Prints” for every school day in September. This list is a great way for teachers to kick start the school year with interesting things from Thingiverse and some interesting education to go along with them.
Be sure to read the “Why am I making one?” section, too.
This project is an example of gears and for demonstrating logarithmic spirals. You could teach a lesson on simple mechanisms or logarithmic equations, or the Golden ratio.
A logarithmic spiral, equiangular spiral or growth spiral is a kind of spiral curve which often appears in nature. It is related to Fibonacci numbers, the golden ratio, and golden rectangles, and is sometimes called the golden spiral. The logarithmic spiral was first described by Descartes and later investigated by Jacob Bernoulli, who called it Spira mirabilis, “the marvelous spiral”.
Check back every school day this month for a great Daily Print idea, and if you know teachers who might enjoy these quick suggestions, pass along the link. You never know who it might inspire!
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