Every year millions of pumpkins around the world are the victims of tooth loss due to physical trauma, decay and improper 'carving'. The Pumpkin Tooth Replacement Project seeks to provide low cost 3D printed replacement teeth as a means of addressing this global problem.
The purpose of this Thing is to serve as a prompt for a simulation of a global health initiative. Global change can be difficult to study/model in the time scale of a school year or the resource constraints of a classroom. Determining the causes and size of a problem, designing a solutions and implementing an action plan on a real health issue would be very difficult. The Pumpkin Tooth Replacement Project prompt provides a concrete scenario that allows students to collect authentic data, design working solutions and then implement the plan. For details about this classroom project idea, please visit http://designmaketeach.com/2013/10/21/pumpkin-tooth-replacement-project/
Pumpkin Moustache: https://www.myminifactory.com/object/27835
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