In this 1 hour lesson students will explore the pros and cons of mass production vs 3D printing before designing their own personalised model. After the introduction presentation and discussion session, they will go through their student workbook to design and 3D print a personalised chopsticks holder using Tinkercad software. The lesson involves context about mass production along with CAD design and 3D printing.
The lesson can be incorporated into the study of art and design, design technology or computing and can be adapted for ages 8-15. The curriculum is aligned to NGSS, CCSS and UK National Curriculum standards. A comprehensive list of standards met is included in the lesson platform.
In this project students will:
develop contextual knowledge of mass production
develop contextual knowledge of personalised products
explore the pros and cons of mass production vs 3D printing
design personalised CAD models to set dimensions
manufacture personalised products through 3D printing