The lesson can be incorporated into the study of maths, design technology, and computing. The material can be adapted for ages 9-15. 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:
use questionnaire data to identify trends and design opportunities for their classroom
measure elements of their classroom before converting the values to a relevant scale factor for a 3D printed model
use 3D modelling software to design a digital model of their classroom to a relevant scale factor
use 3D printers to manufacture a scale model of their classroom
explore multiple architectural design options by reconfiguring 3D printed scale models
analyse their work and the work of their peers to suggest improvements to their designs