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Lessons by Pioneers

Embossed Cups
Contributor: Lizabeth Arum
Subject: Displacement Mapping in Blender
Level: Novice
Duration: 2 45 minute classes
Type:Tutorial
Take a tessellated pattern and apply it to an inverted truncated cone. Concepts covered include tessellations, UV mapping, displacement mapping, and taking advantage of Cura settings to print quickly.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: Blender, Photoshop, Meshmixer, and Cura
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Block Printing and Mold Making
Contributor: Lizabeth Arum
Subject: Making molds with STL files and OpenSCAD to create block prints
Level: Novice
Duration: 2 45 minute classes
Type:Tutorial
Combine mold making and 3D printing to create Indian inspired silicone block prints.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: Inkscape, Tinkercad, and OpenSCAD
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Pioneer Ball Challenge
Contributor: Ultimaker Pioneers
Subject: Art and Design
Level: Novice-Advanced
Duration: Various times
Type:Tutorials
A four month long challenge to modify an STL and describe how changes were made. One piece of a six part ball was created in Fusion 360 and exported as an STL file. Ultimaker Pioneers were then challenged to modify the STL file—sculpt it, add to it, subtract from it, personalize it in some way, embed a circuit inside, etc.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required:Various
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3D Printed Pattern Stamp & Ceramic Box
Contributor: Young Kim
Subject: Mixing traditional and digital fabrication techniques
Level: Intermediate/8th grade
Duration: Semester
Type:Lesson
This 3D Visual Arts unit consists of two sub-projects to engage students in digital fabrication which then informs a traditional hands-on medium. Another motivation for this project is to encourage students to view 3D printing beyond the technological application.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: shapetile,convertio, Tinkercad
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Creating a 3D silhouette using Photoshop
Contributor: Helma Groot
Subject: Displacement Mapping in Blender
Level: Novice
Duration: 4 45 minute classes
Type:Tutorial
This is a short description of a project I created for my high school 3D STEM art class. It is followed by the worksheet for the project.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: Photoshop
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An Introduction to 3D Printing
Contributor: Mark Peeters
Subject: Introduction to 3D Printing
Level: Novice
Duration:
Type:Overview
An overview of resources and lessons for multiple grades
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: OpenScad, Cura, Paint.net
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openSCAD makes Coding, Math and 3D Printing accessible to Elementary Students

An Introduction to 3D Printing
Contributor: Greg Kent
Subject: Introduction to 3D Printing
Level: Novice
Duration: 1 45 minute class
Type:Lesson
A quick overview of 3D Printing and a walkthrough of Tinkercad
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: none
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An Introduction to 3D Printing
Contributor: Lizabeth Arum
Subject: Introduction to 3D Printing
Level: Novice
Duration: 1-3 day workshop
Type:Workshop
Since the 1980's 3D Printing has been a disruptive technology, and 3D printers have been changing the way we create and learn. Desktop 3D printers are affordable, personal fabrication tools, that allow anyone at any skill level to become producers, inventors and artists. The process of designing, inventing and fabricating exposes those new to 3D printing to various industries such as industrial design, engineering and material science.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: none
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Designing a Penny Trap with OpenSCAD
Contributor: mathgrrl
Subject: Design & Technology
Level: Novice
Duration: 1 hour
Type:Tutorial
A quick introduction to 3D design with OpenSCAD, suitable for students who've never written a line of code before.  In this lesson, students create an "impossible object" -- a penny trapped in a 3D-printed cage -- and along the way learn about basic OpenSCAD concepts such as spheres, cylinders, resolution, hulls, differences, modules, and even a simple beveling trick.
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills - ability to use a mouse, download OpenSCAD, type, navigate, save/find files on a computer, etc.
Software Required: OpenSCAD
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Designing a Penny Trap with TinkerCAD
Contributor: mathgrrl
Subject: Design & Technology
Level: Novice
Duration: 45 minutes
Type:Tutorial
Students will design an impossible object -- a penny trapped in a cage -- while learning very basic 3D design skills in Tinkercad, including geometric objects and the Ruler, Align, Hole, and Group tools.
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills - ability to use a mouse, download OpenSCAD, type, navigate, save/find files on a computer, etc.
Software Required: TinkerCAD
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Custom USB Drive Case
Contributor: Alex Larson
Subject: Design & Tech
Level: Novice
Duration: 2 45 minute classes
Type:Lesson
This is a project where students will design a custom USB housing based on an existing internal component.  
Prerequisites:Experience in CAD software or equivalent
Software Required: Autodesk Inventor
This can be done with a variety of other software, it was just written with Inventor in mind.

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Collaborative Parts/Components
Contributor: Adam Schaeffer
Subject: Design
Level: Novice/ 6th grade and up
Duration: 1 hour
Type:Lesson
Help students explore and collaborate on an original 3D model design while also teaching them about Additive Manufacturing!
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: TinkerCAD
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Parts/Components
Contributor: Adam Schaeffer
Subject: Design
Level: Novice/ K-1
Duration: 1 hour
Type:Lesson
Guide students through the process of creating and assembling individual parts/components while also teaching them about Additive Manufacturing!
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: TinkerCAD
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Universal Connectors: Making Impossible Connections
Contributor: Brian Wetzel
Subject: Engineering Design Principles
Level: Intermediate (grades 9-12)
Duration: 1-2 weeks (depending on modeling experience)
Type:Lesson
In this lesson students make connecting pieces between incompatible building blocks.  
Prerequisites:None
Software Required: Not dependent on any particular piece of software, but students will need access to a program in which 3D models can be made (Tinkercad, 123D Design, Solidworks, Inventor, etc) and a slicing/printing program.
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An Introduction to 3D Printing
Contributor: Lizabeth Arum
Subject: All about 3D Printing
Level: Novice
Duration: 1 45 minute class
Type:Lesson
This lesson introduces you to 3D Printing, specifically the history of 3D printing, the different types of machines, the materials you can use, and the current and future applications of the technology. Since the 1980's 3D Printing has been a disruptive technology, and 3D printers have been changing the way we create and learn. Desktop 3D printers are affordable, personal fabrication tools, that allow anyone at any skill level to become producers, inventors and artists. The process of designing, inventing and fabricating exposes those new to 3D printing to various industries such as industrial design, engineering and material science.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: none
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Gumball/Toy Capsule Challenge
Contributor: Khristen Massic
Subject: Gumball/Toy Capsule Challenge
Level: 9-12 grade
Duration: Dependent on scope
Type:Challenge
What can we design that will inspire a passerby to buy a 3D printed prize for 50¢?

In teams, students will design using 3D design software and 3D print prizes to fill a gumball machine. The purpose of this project is to learn how to design for 3D printing, learn about the cost of 3D printing and manufacture, and also learn about time management and teamwork.

Possible “Need to Knows”: How many capsules will fit in the machine? How much does it cost per hour to print? What are the material costs? How many hours will we be able to use the machines?
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: Various
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123D Design tutorials
Contributor: Jonathan Rothman
Subject: Design tutorial
Level: 9-12 grade
Duration: NA
Type:Tutorial
Learn 123D Design with a series of video tutorials created by Jonathan Rothman
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: 123D Design
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Project Nightlight:  Creating Interactive Art and Technology Project
Contributor: David Held
Subject: 3D Printing and electronics
Level: Novice
Duration: 4-5 45 minute class
Type:Lesson
A unit in which students design, build and program a 3D printed computer programmable night light. The project was taught in a middle school art class. The purpose of this project is to engage students in an authentic and meaningful project with a well-defined and functional outcome. The learning goals for students include understanding the basics designing a physical object, gaining a simple understanding of electronics and computer programming.. Students need not have any previous experience in 3D modeling or programming.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: CAD application, Arduino
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Universal Connectors
Contributor: Brian Wetzel
Subject: Engineering principles
Level: Novice
Duration: 3+ classes
Type:Lesson
Design a way to connect together blocks of different construction kits.
Prerequisites: understanding of modeling program
Software Required: 3D modeling program
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An Introduction to Fusion 360
Contributor: Lizabeth Arum
Subject: ATLAS Fusion 360 Design Challenge
Level:Intermediate
Duration: Full Day
Type:Challenge
After a FUSION 360 introduction, small groups will work on a specific design challenge, namely "Design of a smart seat supporting multiple parts of the body" in which you can practice with the FUSION 360 modeling environment in a team setting.

The challenge is to think of a novel way to make a seat smart(er); i.e. incorporating intelligence through sensors and/or actuators. Groups are free to decide upon the type of seat and its purpose; however, the seat should support multiple parts of the body.

Groups should give shape and present their idea using the FUSION 360 modeling environment. Concerning FUSION 360, groups are encouraged to make valuable use of the techniques introduced.

Evaluation criteria:
  • Application of Fusion 360 techniques
  • Novelty of concept idea
  • Quality of presentation
  • Comfort Level of seat


Prerequisites: Some understanding of modeling
Software Required: Fusion 360
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Custom Trees
Contributor: Mark Peeters
Subject: Navigating OpenSCAD
Level:Novice
Duration: 50 minutes
Type:Challenge
We use this as our first introduction to the openSCAD interface usually in 2nd grade. Typically done as a whole group activity in a computer lab. Students learn how to move (pan, rotate, zoom) the 3D view of the object and render code (optional export images and STL files).
Prerequisites: None
Software Required: OpenSCAD
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Reverse Engineering with Lego
Contributor: Brian Yarborough
Subject: Engineering
Level:Intermediate
Duration: 2-3 weeks
Type:Lesson
This project starts by introducing the value of reverse engineering, designing a product from or for existing goods.
Prerequisites: Experience with modeling software
Software Required: Student choice
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First Modeling Exercise
Contributor: Marilyn Proctor-Givens
Subject: Design
Level:Novice
Duration: less than an hour
Type:Lesson
An easy project to demonstrate the transition from 2D to 3D
Prerequisites: None
Software Required: Rhino
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Bag Tags
Contributor: Sarah Rolle & Rurik Nackerud
Subject: Design
Level:Novice
Duration: 1-2 class periods or 3 hours
Type:Lesson
100% student created bag tags as a way to learn basic 3D modeling. Makers discover the difference between extruding, engraving, and cutting out an image, as well as basic use of a 3D printer. The design process begins with drawing or looking for inspirational images with which to begin their tag.
Prerequisites: None
Software Required: Tinkercad
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Fidget Spinners
Contributor: Tim Cooper
Subject: Design
Level:Novice-Intermediate
Duration: 2 hours
Type:Lesson
You see them everywhere, but why use someone else’s? Have your students make their own and learn about balance, symmetry, friction, the principle of the conservation of energy, good design and more. This is a great project to have students to do some testing and iteration.
Prerequisites: Some modeling experience
Software Required: Student choice
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The Impossible Dovetail Puzzle
Contributor: Brian Wetzel
Subject: Design
Level:Intermediate
Duration: 3 hours
Type:Lesson
This simple model is based on a common woodworking project that, at first glance, seems impossible to un-assemble. The puzzle begins with the two pieces together, forming a cube. The goal is to separate the pieces. The key is knowing that it is actually a combination between two magnets and a steel ball preventing the two halves from sliding apart, not the impossible dovetail joinery.
Prerequisites: Some modeling experience
Software Required: Student choice
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A room: using color with Blender
Contributor: Gemma Amendola
Subject: Animation and 3D Design
Level: Novice
Duration: 3-4 70 minute classes
Type:Lesson
Students create a room using Blender 3D software. This helps the students learn and practice more tools in the software. When the students are done with this project they are usually comfortable with the modeling aspect of the software and they can move on to animation.
Prerequisites: The Snowman
Software Required: Blender
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Flintstone Car
Contributor: Gemma Amendola
Subject: Animation and 3D Design
Level: Novice
Duration: 4-5 70 minute classes
Type:Tutorial
This is the students first look at animating in Blender. I call this the trained monkey work. Not a lot of creativity. Just follow the instructions and learn how the tools work. The next project will be where they can get really creative with what they learn in this one.
Prerequisites: The Snowman and The Room
Software Required: Blender
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Build a snowman: an introduction to Blender
Contributor: Gemma Amendola
Subject: Animation and 3D Design
Level: Novice
Duration: 2 70 minute classes
Type:Lesson
Students are introduced to the Blender software and the basic tools. Students use the tools to make a snowman to learn about simple modeling and rendering.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: Blender
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3D Printed Assistive Devices Curriculum Overview
Contributor: Rich Lehrer
Subject: Assistive Devices
Level: All
Duration: dependent on lessons
Type:Curriculum
This curriculum is intended to provide a framework through which students may become familiar with the use of Assistive Device creation in the classroom and aware of the larger “digital humanitarian” movement, at the forefront of which eNABLE stands. Rich developed this curriculum in his capacity as the former Education Coordinator of the eNABLE Educator Exchange and then the Enable Community Foundation from July 2015 to January 2017, and received invaluable assistance in its creation from ECF Special Projects manager, Justine Diamond.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: See individual lesson
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Oracle Bones for Chinese Characters
Contributor: Lindsey Own
Subject: Language Arts
Level: Novice
Duration: 2 45 minute classes
Type:Lesson
Students learning Mandarin Chinese learn the history and development of Chinese characters, including the importance of the earliest writing found on "oracle bones" as some of the earliest examples of Chinese script. In preparation for students to make their own oracle bones, the teacher can modify 3D scans of actual bones to have flat bottoms for molding and then 3D print a few of those bones. Using a small vacuformer or other mold-making tool, the teacher can make molds that the students will then pour plaster into. Students carve their own characters - names, vocabulary words, their own questions for divination - into the bones when the plaster has dried enough.
Prerequisites: Learning the history of oracle bones and their importance in the development of Chinese script.
Software Required:
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Wumps, or Imposters?
Contributor: Ashlie Beals Arkwright
Subject: Designing and 3D Printing Scale Models
Level: Novice
Duration: 2-3 45 minute classes
Type:Lesson
Students explore problem solving, similar figures and algebraic rules.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: TinkerCAD
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Patterns with Inkscape, then extruding 2D to 3D
Contributor: Lizabeth Arum
Subject: Math, Design & Technology
Level: Novice
Duration: 1-2 45 minute classes
Type:Lesson
Students explore tiling symmetries.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: Inkscape, TinkerCAD
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Surface of Revolution using Tinkercad
Contributor: Kristen Schreck
Subject: Multivariable Calculus
Level: Novice
Duration: One week
Type:Lesson
This project introduces students to the design component of 3D printing.  Students will use Tinkercad, a web-based 3D design and modeling tool, to create a unique surface of revolution made up of at least three geometric shapes.  In addition, a name or identifying equation of the surface will be imprinted on the final 3D printed object.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: TinkerCAD
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Quadric Surfaces with Maple
Contributor: Kristen Schreck
Subject: Multivariable Calculus
Level: Novice
Duration: One week
Type:Lesson
Each student will generate a different quadric surface with Maple. Students will present their surface, along with a description and illustration of its properties and traces, to the class.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: Maple
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An Imaginative Surface using Concepts from Multivariable Calculus
Contributor: Kristen Schreck
Subject: Multivariable Calculus
Level: Novice
Duration: One week
Type:Lesson
Students will design an imaginative surface that illustrates the multivariable calculus concepts
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: Tinkercad, Fusion 360, 123D Design, Google SketchUp, or similar 3D modeling programs, and 123D Catch
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3D Printing Loose Parts
Contributor: Zack Dowell and Jennifer Kraemer, Folsom Lake College
Subject: Constructive Math and Science in Early Childhood Education
Level: Novice
Duration: 4 sessions
Type:Lesson
The lesson and supporting activities will explore how children build theories about how and why things move in the world according to constructivist science and inquiry processes. This may include children's actions on objects; reactions; observations; relationships between objects; transformation (processes of change); representation; and extending and connecting the experiments into a curriculum.  Students will explore online 3D object repositories, download and prepare files for printing, use 3D printed objects in activities with children, and develop lesson plans for children that incorporate 3D printed objects.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: Web Browser, 3D printer and Free Universal Construction Kit
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Snowflakes and Geometry
Contributor: Antonia Szymanski
Subject: Geometry
Level: Novice
Duration: 2 class periods
Type:Lesson
Students will create a snowflake that measures 40mm X 40mm X 15 mm high that have at least 3 acute angles. Once the snowflakes have been constructed students will use short answer to describe the definitions and importance of tangent, parallel, perpendicular, mirror, symmetry, and acute angles.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: Fusion 360
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The Nature of Mathematics in 3D
Contributor: Laura Taalman
Subject: Fractals
Level: University
Duration: 1 semester
Type:Syllabus
Topics such as geometry, computing, algebra, number theory, history of mathematics, logic, probability, statistics, modeling and problem solving intended to give students insight into what mathematics is, what it attempts to accomplish and how mathematicians think.

Our explorations of mathematics in this course will be supported by 3D printing and design in the JMU 3SPACE Classroom. This will be a highly digital course and we will be using the internet as our primary textbook. We will also make use of online collaboration and publication tools, and use 3D design software and coding to create and explore mathematical objects. Main topics will include fractals and the fourth dimension, but we may also investigate puzzles, knots, polyhedra, graph theory, computational geometry, topology, squircles, splines, or whatever we find interesting. This course meets the objectives for Cluster Three: The Natural World in the JMU General Education program.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: Various
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Nose Cone Test
Contributor: Andrew Woodbridge
Subject: Science and Engineering
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 4 days
Type:Lesson
Use quick printing nose cones to demonstrate 3D printing to science classes.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: Designer's choice
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How to Create a 3D Printable Molecular Model from Scratch
Contributor: W. Tandy Grubbs
Subject: Chemistry
Level: Intermediate to advanced
Duration: 1 day
Type:Tutorial
The creation of a 3D printable molecular model can be accomplished in a few short steps.  Briefly, you will first download and make use of a free molecular editing software tool called Avogadro to draw the chemical structure of interest.  You will subsequently make use of the geometry optimization utility within Avogadro, which will vary the bond lengths and bond angles within your chemical structure so that the lowest energy (optimized) geometry is achieved.  The resultant chemical structure can be saved as a .mol2 file (a common chemical file format).  That same MOL2 file can then be opened within another free, downloadable molecular visualization tool called the Python Molecular Viewer (PMV).  You will then instruct the PMV to display the chemical structure as ‘Sticks and Balls,’ and then save the structure as an STL file.  The STL file can be scaled to the desired size and printed using your favorite 3D printing software application.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: Avogadro, Python Molecular Viewer
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Penny Whistle
Contributor: Lizabeth Arum — derived from Jay Brockman
Subject: Physics
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 1 day
Type:Lesson
Penny or Irish whistles work because a vibrating stream of air resonates inside a tube of a given length which produces sound waves at a given pitch. What distinguishes a penny whistle from other types of flutes is its use of a fipple to produce the vibrations. A fipple is a type of mouthpiece where a stream of air is blown through a channel and cut by a blade. This structure allows a thin sheet of air to pass beneath the blade. The fipple makes it easy for the player to set up the vibrations, but gives the player less control over shaping the note.
Prerequisites: Some modeling experience
Software Required: Tinkercad or Fusion 360
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Tinkercad: MINIFIG PUSSYHAT TUTORIAL
Contributor: Josh Ajima
Subject: Politics
Level: Novice
Duration: 1 class
Type:Tutorial

Make a social statement with Tinkercad and Lego.


Prerequisites: none
Software Required: Tinkercad
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Provisions for the Oregon Trail
Contributor: Lindsey Own
Subject: Third Grade Social Studies
Level: Novice
Duration: 2 classes to multiple weeks
Type:Lesson
Students learn about the Oregon Trail through simulation, for which there are many examples of lesson plans online. As their family groups prepare to embark on the trail, they build their family wagons using craft materials and then 3D-design and print the provisions they have chosen to purchase at the beginning of the simulation.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: Tinkercad
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Water Bottle for Suffragette’s March
Contributor: Young Kim
Subject: Art and History
Level: Intermediate/7th grade
Duration: Semester
Type:Lesson
The concept of working a 2D material into a 3D form was first explored by making complex origami boxes. By 7th grade, the majority of students are quite familiar with 3D design using Tinkercad. Drawing out ideas in sketchbooks were encouraged so students use Tinkercad with a preconceived visualization and to document their work.
Prerequisites: none
Software Required: Tinkercad
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Historical Chess Set
Contributor: Michele L. Rodich
Subject: History
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 5-6 weeks
Type:Lesson
Students will learn about the history and concepts of the game of chess.
Students will learn the vocabulary and rules of chess.
Students will evaluate and select a culture or society in which to design their pieces.  (For example, if choosing the Roman Empire, the Emperor would be the king on a normal chess board.)
Students will learn and understand how societies or cultures are based on hierarchy.
Prerequisites: Modeling experience
Software Required: Student choice
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