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Calling All STEM Scholars! Plan, Build, and 3D Print Your Very Own Mars Rover!
During this fun and enriching 1 hour class, students will learn to use code to build and design a Mars rover in a 3D visual environment, that they can then download and 3D print, to display either at home, school, or both.
Class Experience What will be taught: * How to use a web-based design platform, that uses blocks-based code, to create a 3D Mars Rover * How to use a web-based design platform to save and download a file that is ready to 3D print at home or local library * Mars Rover history and components (based on NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover) * Mars scientific facts What topics will be covered: * Understanding and using the engineering design process * Computational thinking * Concepts of coding *...
The learning goals for this class, based on Bloom's Taxonomy, include the following: * Be able to understand and use the Engineering Design Principles * Be able to apply Computational Thinking * Be able to understand the Concepts of Coding * Be able to remember, understand, and apply Block Code to create a 3D object * Be able to understand how to save a project as an .stl file and download it for 3D printing * Be able to understand and use the 3D Cartesian Coordinates * Be able to understand and use positive and negative numbers, decimals * Be able to create and use solid shapes, like cubes, spheres, cylinders, and torus * Be able to understand and use geometrical transformations, like translation and rotation * Be able to understand and use set operations, like union
As a Computer and STEM teacher, I have taught coding and 3D printing classes to children, grades K-8, for several years. I hold the following teaching certificates: * Elementary K-6 (public school) * Elementary Education K-8 (private school) * Computer Technology K-12 (private school)
Assessments OfferedFormative assessment will be conducted by having learners: * Answer higher-order questions that ask why and how * Give a thumbs up if they are understanding the lesson or a hand wave if they need help * Just prior to the conclusion of class, students will summarize what they have learned A Certificate in .pdf file format, upon completion of the class, will be e-mailed to the student via the Outschool Platform
* Paper and pencil for note taking and drawing sketches * Free BlocksCAD account, via this link: https://www.blockscad3d.com/account/register/ (optional) * Memory stick (to save project) * Provided by the instructor: Practice Resource - Mars Rover step-by-step building guide (e-mailed to the learner upon completion of the class via their Outschool account) * Access to a 3D printer and filament (after class)
Parental Guidance Statement Here is a detailed list of third-party tools that will be used with this class: * Google Slides - I will be presenting an informative slide show for this class using this resource. No student account is necessary for this resource. This resource will also only be used as a screen-share tool. This resource is approved by Outschool. * Nearpod - This resource will be used to access an online poll asking "What type of computer device(s) do you currently use at home? Students do not need an account, they will, however, need to type in their initials to begin the activity. Students will be provided with a link to this online poll and will interact with the activity using their own computer. Outschool does display a "Parental consent is required for this resource" message. * YouTube - This resource will be used to present informative educational videos related to the topics of this class. No student account is necessary for this resource. This resource will also only be used as a screen-share tool. Students will not be visiting or using YouTube, only viewing the videos that are linked to from my slide presentation. This resource is approved by Outschool. * Smore - This resource will be used as an online newsletter that will allow for the presentation of initial introductions and greetings, class rules, Zoom pointers, and other pertinent links (to a Nearpod survey and a Google Slide presentation). No student account is necessary for this resource. This resource will also only be used as a screen-share tool. Outschool does display a "Parental consent is required for this resource" message. * Voki - This site uses animated characters to enhance the overall learning experience. No student account is necessary for this resource. This resource will also only be used as a screen-share tool. Outschool does display a "Parental consent is required for this resource" message. *BlocksCAD – this resource uses a development environment that allows students to access CAD or Computer-Aided-Design to build and design objects for 3D printing. Students do not need an account, however, creating a free account is recommended. Students will access the BlocksCAD website on their own computer and will use the interface to build and design a Mars Rover for 3D printing. Outschool does display a "Parental consent is required for this resource" message.
* Google * BlocksCAD * NASA
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