Title – Flower field
Subjects – Biology, Art, Math
Aim/goal/question – First task with Tinkercad, Intro to 3D-modelling software, to learn about plants of meadow, shapes and symmetry
End product/outcome – 3D- model of a plant or flower
Age group – 10 - 13
Group size – max 25, working in pairs
Estimated time - 2h - 3h
Resources/equipment/materials/preparations – Near by meadow, books with pictures or internet. iPads or cameras to take pictures from meadow. Computers with internet connection (Tinkercad).
Content/instructions (how to do it) –
Take a trip to a meadow with cameras. Students choose a plant or a flower and take pictures of it from many angles. If it's not possible to go to a meadow, students can use a book or internet to find a plant.
If the kids are younger, they can go to meadow and draw the flower they want to design. With Doodle3D kids make their drawing to 3D-design and print it.
Students use their pictures and knowledge from meadow to make a 3D-desing with Tinkercad.
Optional things to do: Start modelling by sketching, turn all models made by tinkercad to minecraft format and add them to minecraft world to create your class’s minecraft meadow.
Sources for inspiration – Nature, books, internet