Dremel Dreams

3D Printing Changes the Way Students Learn

Explore. Build. Learn.

The Dremel Dreams program integrates 3D printing into the classroom with lesson plans and resources that are designed to nurture the confidence of educators and students as they explore hands-on applications of STEM in the classroom. Dremel Dreams challenges and inspires students and teachers to…

  • Design materials.
  • Research new ideas.
  • Enhance curriculum.
  • Activate their imaginations.
  • Motivate each other.
  • Shape a better future.

See how classrooms across the U.S. are using 3D printing to enhance STEM education while making a positive impact to bettering lives.

Case Study Lakeview Technology Academy>
Case Study Hardin-Jefferson>
Case Study Austin Tinkering School>
Case Study Union City School>


3D printing promotes 21st century learning and is growing as a fundamental technology to master in STEM fields. Combined with other virtual resources, students of today are preparing for the jobs of tomorrow in order to reach new levels of thinking and problem solving.



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3d lesson plans for developing 21st century learning skills

All projects (3 grade clusters) begin with a design challenge, so that students gain experience with the entire 3D printing process:

designing with Autodesk software, printing, finishing and re-designing if needed to achieve the desired outcome and pass the lesson.

Download these Dremel 3D lesson plan samples:

Elementary School Grade 3 Lesson Plan: Modular Frame >
High School Grade 9 Lesson Plan: Waterfilter >

3d lesson plans for experiemental hands-on learning

Written by actual teachers and subject matter experts, Dremel 3D curriculum-based lesson plans are aligned with key education standards. These instructional guides will allow educators to get 3D printing integrated into classroom learning right out of the box.

All of the specially designed lesson plans and their corresponding 3D model kits come saved on the printer’s SD card and can be saved to, and printed from, any computer.

Watch these videos to learn how to integrate these kits into your classroom to enhance hands-on learning and encourage problem-solving.


Science no longer has to be diagrams and charts but rather tangible models of complex, modifiable concepts.

3D technology can be used to build models and prototypes of mechanical, architectural and artistic designs to further practical understanding.

From combustion engines to drones, students can design and engineer using hands-on trial and error learning.

Math can now become an interactive subject in which students can integrate learnings and heighten their problem-solving skills.

Geography, Art, Design...all subjects can be transformed to challenge students to think differently and more critically.