Activities Collection

A collection of activities that showcase the breadth of possibilities across K-12 education for creating, making and inventing using a 3D laser printer.


Glowforge needed a strategic partner to augment, enhance, and expand upon their existing design catalog by developing activities with educational context, use cases, instructional preparation and guidance, and alignment (where relevant) to academic standards and content areas. They wanted to illustrate the value of using the Glowforge solution for teaching and learning, thereby supporting their education-value propositions.


We designed and authored a collection of 35 activities across three grade bands (K-5, 6-8, 9-12) and two levels of difficulty/complexity in four overarching themes:

  • School climate and celebrations;
  • Entrepreneurship;
  • STEAM; and,
  • Civic engagement.

These activities highlighted multiple uses of the Glowforge in the classroom and offered extension ideas for expanding upon and reimagining the processes, learning, and design. We also created both educator and student-facing printable materials for instructional support in many of the activities.