This is 'Iolani School

This is 'Iolani School

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sixth Grade Ancient Egyptian Artifacts Project

The first major project to come to the Lab this year had to do with the sixth grade study of ancient civilizations, in particular, ancient Egypt. Students were challenged to research an ancient Egyptian artifact to create. They could do it at home or in school, so the Lab is always an option. Last week, 6th graders started flooding into the Lab wanting to 3D print or laser cut a variety of artifacts. Below are pictures of some of our students and the artifacts they are working on. Check back for more artifacts and for what these artifacts look like when the students are finished with the final versions. 

Anubis dog statue...Created in somes 3D scanning and 3D printing

3D printing of an Egyptian urn

Deciding what to ankh or not an ankh

Inkscape tracing a dagger

A 3D printed ankh...designed from scratch

What shall we make?

A laser cut horus statue, crook & flail, and a dagger

A pyramid and ramp, 3D designed and printed

The anubis dog statue printing

 3D printed scarab 

 Assorted artifacts

Another pyramid and ramp


  1. What a great way to study about Egyptians!

    1. Thanks Chelsey. The teachers have developed a great unit and the kids take it and run with it. Before the Lab opened in 2014, they use to make most of the artifacts at home with some done in Art class. Now with the Lab, I think we had about 80 projects made with the laser cutter and another 10-15 on the 3D printers.