MakerBot Academy | Explore the Great Pyramid of Giza
| by MakerBot
We launched MakerBot Academylast year to equip teachers with the resources they need to give their students a world-class education. In March, we released a 3D printed dissectible frog kit to guide students through basic anatomy without all the messy guts and formaldehyde. Now, the latest content pack from MakerBot Academy takes students beyond the natural world to give them a glimpse of an ancient civilization.Explore the World’s Most Famous Tomb—From Your Classroom
Have you ever wanted to peer inside a pyramid? How about one that stood as the world’s tallest structure for 3,800 years? Get your students in touch with the past with Great Pyramid of Giza content pack from MakerBot Academy.
The content pack includes a two-part print of the pyramid and a lesson plan that explores the engineering, design, and construction process behind this legendary structure.
Feel the Effects of Thousands of Years
Three walls of our 3D printable model represent the pyramid’s modern appearance. But the fourth wall presents the ancient wonder as it would’ve looked in 2560 BC, gleaming with polished limestone that was later stripped to build other pyramids. Students will learn how erosion and human interference created the worn, jagged look the pyramid is left with today.
Explore the Mysteries Inside
Open the model to reveal a detailed diagram of the multi-chambered tomb and guide students through the most complex internal structure ever discovered in a pyramid. This lesson will bring Egyptian culture to life, and show how it influenced the mummification process, other burial customs, and the pyramids themselves.
Don’t let ancient curses or mummies get in the way of a great lesson: download the Great Pyramid of Giza content pack from Thingiverse today.