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Project Overview

In this 2-part lesson, students will be designing and 3D printing their own unique spinning top. During the lesson they will experiment with demonstration models and make design decisions on how they intend to improve the design and aesthetics of the demonstration models. In the main part of the lesson, students will follow an instructional video to design a spinning top. Using the skills learnt in the tutorial, they go on to design their own unique spinning top, which will be used in the class competition in lesson 2!

Included Resources

Curriculum alignment documents (ISTE, NGSS, CCSS and UK National Curriculum Standards)

Spinning top demonstration model (STL)

Lesson intro, design and competition worksheets (Google Docs and PDF)

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

Spinning tops and forces explainer video (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)

Assessment Rubric (Google Docs and PDF)