Aurorasaurus Project Launches 3D Print of Magnetosphere Model!
The Aurorasaurus project is delighted to announce that the beta Version 1.0 of the 3D Printed Magnetosphere Model has launched! This has been a collaboration between Aurorasaurus, NASA’s STEAM Innovation Lab, and NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MMS).
This 3D print out of a mini model of the magnetosphere gives teachers a printable object that students can touch which will help with explaining and visualizing the complexities of the Earth’s invisible magnetic field. To print out this model, the files can be found on GitHub. Educator Resources are available here, and you can also find links on NASA’s STEAM Innovation Lab website.
Version 1.0 is intended to serve as a starting point. You can use the provided files to customize your project before printing.
Version 1.0 beta testing is only the start for the 3D Printed Magnetosphere Model! The Aurorasaurus project invites Makers, SMEs, and educators to offer feedback and collaborate with them! They need suggestions for to make future versions even better. If you have printed the 3D model and can have feedback please answer this survey. Let them know what you think!
If you want to learn more about the 3D Printed Magnetosphere Model, you can find a summary of the project with links to all files and resources on the Aurorasaurus blog.