Redesign your Classroom

Students are challenged to redesign their classroom to improve their own learning environment - available to subscribers of The PrintLab Classroom

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Project Overview

In this project, students are challenged to redesign their classroom to enhance their own learning environment. By gathering students' opinions through a class questionnaire, positive and negative aspects of the current classroom layout are identified. The class then collaboratively design and 3D print volumetric scale models of the walls, floor, furniture, equipment and displays. Within teams, students use the models to generate multiple design options through play and reconfiguration - adding new elements where required. Final ideas are then presented to the rest of the class, who vote for the best option to be implemented.

Curriculum Details

The lesson can be incorporated into the study of maths, design technology, and computing. The material can be adapted for ages 8-18. The curriculum is aligned to ISTE, NGSS, CCSS and UK National Curriculum standards. A comprehensive list of standards met is included in the lesson platform.

Included Resources:

  • Student questionnaire templates (Google Docs and PDF)

  • Measurement instruction worksheets (PDF)

  • Video design tutorials in Tinkercad and Fusion 360 (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)

        • Redesigning interiors explainer video (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)

        • Project reflection worksheet (Google Docs and PDF)

                Self-Paced Learning Option

                PrintLab's student portal is home to the online learning resources required for each of PrintLab’s lesson plans (CAD tutorial videos, explainer videos etc), but it is also structured in such a way that gives users the option to work through each project online in a self-paced manner without a teacher/instructor. The perfect solution for distance learning, 3D printing clubs, passion projects or self-paced learning at libraries and makerspaces.

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