American Museum of Natural History Assigns Students Clever 3D Scanning & Printing Dinosaur Project

This summer, students used 3D printing technology to re-create the skeleton of a dinosaur at The American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Rather than studying the bones behind glass or even being allowed to handle plaster casts, these students are directly involved in the actual creation of the bones themselves. They are given a set of fossils from the museum’s collection and then shown how to create 3D models in order to fabricate the replicas. Capturing dinosaurs is the first time the museum has tried to use digital fabrication as a way to teach young people about science.
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