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Lesson 5 – Design Challenge

Lesson 5 – The design challenge, builds upon the basic CAD skills that students learnt in lesson 3 and 4 and allows them to apply these skills to a series of challenges.

Recommended age range 11 – 13

Lesson resources include;

  • Lesson plan
  • Lesson powerpoint
  • Student task sheets, bronze, silver, gold and platinum
  • Video tutorials
  • Example STL files
  • Homework sheet with answers

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“Great set of resources from learnbylayers. Looking forward to increasing the independence of our younger boys in the use of fusion 360 and successfully outputting to our 3d printers.” Abingdon School D and T.

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In this lesson, your class with be given a design challenge based on the skills that they learnt in lesson 3 using TinkerCAD. Students will be given a range of challenges to complete with the outcome being 3D printable. There will be a bronze, silver, gold and platinum challenge. They will also learn extra features that can be applied to 3D CAD models such as ‘fillets’ and ‘chamfers’.

Bronze challenge – Key ring that is personalised

Silver challenge –  pencil holder that can hold up to 16 pencils

Gold challenge – Small food clip

Platinum challenge – Desk tidy that can hold multiple different stationary equipment

All the resources can be fully edited so they meet the needs of your learners. Homework tasks come with answer sheets to allow self assessment and peer assessment. This enhances the learning experience for your students allowing them to be fully involved in the assessment of their learning.