In this lesson 1 hour lesson plan students will collaboratively design and 3D print a 1:50,000 scale model of Mount Everest and its surroundings. The lesson involves mathematical calculations along with CAD design tasks, mapping skills and 3D printing.
The lesson can be incorporated into the study of mathematics, geography, design technology or ICT 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 topographic maps and contours
understand how geographical features are represented on maps
develop an understanding of 3D printers, how they operate and how they are used in various industries
use mathematical calculations to determine the size that a 3D contour model should be at the scale 1:50000
communicate geographical information using CAD software and 3D printing