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A 3-D printer prints a small, orange vase. 3-D printers can print many different objects. They can use different materials. 3-D printers use build objects one thin layer at a time.

This 5-year-old boy got a 3-D printed hand at a hospital in China. The boy’s hand was burned in a fire in 2013. He got a new 3-D printed hand in 2015.

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Making Connections


If you had a 3-D printer in your house, what would you make?


Have you read another book about 3-D printing or other modern technology? What did you learn in that book?


How might 3-D printing change the world?

Teacher Resources

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