Earlier this year GoPrint3D were asked to run a 3D printing workshop at Greystone Primary School in Ripon, the school set clear learning objectives.
My class really enjoyed the work they did and they were delighted with the key rings.Deputy Head Teacher, Greystone Primary School
Maths: To solve one and two-step problems involving money. (Financial Education / Business enterprising)
English: To summarise and shape material and ideas from difference sources to write convincing and informative non-narrative texts.
Design Technology: To generate ideas and recognise that their designs have to meet a range of different needs. To make realistic plans for achieving their aims.
New Curriculum: “A High quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.”
What We Did
- The children decided what we could do as a fundraising activity and they chose to design, make and sell key-rings.
- The children thought about who would buy the key-rings and this helped them to think of possible ideas for their key-rings.
- We looked at TinkerCAD as a class to try to understand what sort of key-rings we could make. This helped the children to draw their designs.
- The children worked in small groups to design a key-ring using the 3D software package on TinkerCAD.
- The children printed their designs.
- The printers were able to tell us how long each item would take and how much material would need to be used. The children used this information to calculate the cost of making their individual key-rings. This then gave us a basis to start thinking about profit margins and how the world of business works. The children completed maths work linked to this.
- In English, the children planned and wrote explanation texts linked to the process of 3D printing. They also wrote recounts, where they reported on what they had done.
- Finally, the children were able to compare what their initial designs were like, with what they’d actually created. We discussed any issues that arose during the process and reflected on what we might do differently if we had another go.
The children are looking forward to showcasing and selling their work to their parents!!!