Birdhouse Design Challenge
Upper Elementary School
3D Printer, Laser Cutter/Engraver
Description: During this project, students work in teams to research a bird species and design the ideal birdhouse feeder for their bird species.
Distance Learning: This project includes an in-person learning option and a distance learning option. The in-person learning option requires a 3D printer and a laser cutter/engraver to complete.
Standards: This project aligns to Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, 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: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Flexibility
Plan and brainstorm ideas as a team.
Use technology to conduct research using a variety of sources.
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.