by Aarti Shahani 2014

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "Army Eyes 3-D Printed Food for Soldiers" by Aarti Shahani.

Today, when most people think of a printer, they think of a laser jet printer that prints ink on paper. But thanks to new technology, engineers have developed 3-D printers that can print objects—and even food. This NPR article takes a closer look at this new technology and how it could be used in modern warfare to feed soldiers.

As we read, we will be discussing the theme of Technology, Progress & Industry as it relates to the text. We are trying to answer this big question :

"What are the costs and benefits of technology?"

Ways to support your child:

  • Ask your child about this news article at home:
    • What was "Army Eyes 3-D Printed Food for Soldiers" about?
    • What did you learn about Technology, Progress & Industry?
  • Watch 3D Printing: Make anything you want at home with your child.