That's a Wrap: Applying Three Dimensional Geometry to Design a Candy Container – SCOPES-DF

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Sue Williamson
K-12 teacher
Dr. Sue Williamson has been a classroom educator for 17 years and has a   Doctorate in Educational Administration from Georgia Southern University. Sue spent 13 years in Georgia as a gifted endorsed teacher of middle grades english/ language arts,… Read More


Students will use their understanding of the properties of three dimensional solids to design a candy container meeting specific constraints. Students, working in pairs, will complete a two and three dimensional design using Tinkercad. Students will also create a cardboard box using the Carvey or laser cutter and decorate the outside of the container.


What You'll Need

  • Foam Board
  • 12 x 12 vinyl sheets of assorted colors
  • Vinyl weeding tools
  • Arduino Uno kit
  • Acrylic paints
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks


Lesson Materials

The Instructions

Design - Rough Draft

Students will create a sketch, including accurate dimensions, of a container, including net.

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Product Design

Use Design software to create a 3D Representation.

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Create a prototype using laser cutter or Carvey.

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Vinyl Decoration

Students will decorate their container using vinyl .

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Additional Options

Additional options include use of Arduino to light the container or include optional sounds.

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  • (HSG.GMD.A2): (+) Give an informal argument using Cavalieri's principle for the formulas for the volume of a sphere and other solid figures.

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