Students will create an “initial ring” using the design process in Tinkercad. This lesson is designed for use after students have had practice applying the basic skills needed for Tinkercad design. If students are present in the classroom each student will have their initial ring printed to take home, however this lesson plan also includes adaptations for remote learning. This lesson may take 3-4 class sessions to complete.
Tinkercad Teacher and Student accounts
3D printer (optional for remote learning)
3D printer filament (optional for remote learning)
Chart paper and markers (optional)
Board and markers (optional)
This lesson is designed to be implemented after students have gained initial skills in the use of Tinkercad. Each student should have a login in Tinkercad under a classroom account. Students should know how to sign in and open a new project. Students should have completed all of the starter tutorials under the Learn tab in Tinkercad. Finally, students should also have had opportunities to practice those initial skills learned in the tutorials through introductory design projects/lessons.
Introduce students to Tinkercad and the tutorial lessons.
Follow the above directions with the following changes:
Discuss the following:
Discuss the following:
The work section of this lesson has been split into three sections to make the progression of the lesson easier for younger students. Part 1 is focused on creating just the ring in Tinkercad. Part 2 has students adding the letters, and Part 3 is completing the initial ring by adding the hanger. If you are working in the classroom you may want to make copies of the attached documents for students to have at their workspace. If you are working remotely, send the document to the students before the lesson. Use the Initial Ring Part 1 attachment for this section.
In classroom- Part 1
Remote Learning- Part 1
In this section students will be adding letters to their initial ring. Use the Initial Ring Part 2 attachment for this section.
In classroom- Part 2
Remote Learning- Part 2
In this section students will be adding the hanger to their initial ring. Use the Initial Ring Part 3 attachment for this section.
In classroom- Part 3
Remote Learning- Part 3
If you are in the classroom printing your students' designs will be the next step. If you are working remotely with students this step can be skipped and you can go right to assessment.
Have students fill out the attached document called Initial Ring Student Self Assessment. Students should provide descriptions of evidence for each Fab I Can statement.