Upper Elementary School
3D Printer, Laser Cutter/Engraver
Description: This project introduces students to the role of criteria and constraints in the design process as students work in teams to design and make a battery-powered clock. This project takes approximately 6.5 hours to complete.
Distance Learning: This project includes an in-person learning option and a distance learning option. The in-person learning option may be completed with a 3D printer or laser cutter/engraver.
Standards: This project aligns to Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, Next Generation Science Standards, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, and Florida CPALMS Standards for third grade through fifth grade.
21st Century Skills: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Flexibility, Critical Thinking
Plan and brainstorm ideas as a team.
Use technology to conduct research using a variety of sources.
Recognize the role of criteria and constraints in the design process.
Create a computer-aided design.
Use and share makerspace equipment safely.
Use an iterative design process.
Evaluate peer designs and share feedback.
Summarize and communicate ideas effectively in the form of a presentation.