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Curriculum Level: 6-8

3D printing is the perfect connection between science and art. Seeing artifacts in a museum is one thing, but holding an artifact in your hand is quite another. In this lesson, students will examine scans of archaeological artifacts, and will learn how to translate 3D scans into printable files. After 3D printing a replica of the artifact, students will be able to examine the artifact in person, as well as painting and adding structural detail. As an alternative, students may examine the digital artifact scans, and can use clay in order to replicate the artifact.