Author:
Glenn Shelton, Carrie Robledo
Subject:
Engineering, Mathematics, STEM
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Lower Primary
Grade:
2
Tags:
  • #NCDLS
  • 2nd Grade
  • 2nd-grade
  • 3D printing
  • 3d-printing
  • K-5 Design Thinking
  • K-5Engineering
  • STEM
  • engineering
  • even
  • k-5-design-thinking
  • k-5engineering
  • k5engineers
  • math
  • ncdls
  • odd
  • stem
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    2: Create Your Own Bug

    2: Create Your Own Bug

    Overview

     

    As students are reviewing odd and even numbers, students first sketch out a bug that has odd or even features. Students then use Tinkercad to turn their sketch into a 3D design to be printed.

    Instructor Directions

    Engineering Process

    2: Create your own bug  Inspired by Matt Caratachea

    Driving Question / ScenarioDesign a bug that has odd or even features using the online program Tinkercad
    Project SummaryAs students are reviewing odd and even numbers, students first sketch out a bug that has odd or even features. Students then use Tinkercad to turn their sketch into a 3D design to be printed.
    Estimated Time2 hours
    Materials / Resources
    • Paper/pencil
    • Laptop/Chromebook
    • Tinkercad
    StandardsNC.2.OA.3:  Determine whether a group of objects, within 20, has an odd or even number of members by:
    • Pairing objects, then counting them by 2s
    • Determining whether objects can be placed into two equal groups
    • Writing an equation to express an even number as a sum of two equal addends
    Project Outline
    AskHow can you create a bug that features odd or even numbers?
    ImagineThink of how you want your bug to feature an odd or even number.
    PlanSketch a design for your bug
    CreateUsing Tinkercad, create a 3D model of your bug.
    ImproveSome models may not be able to be 3D printed based on how they were designed in Tinkercad. Students may need to make improvements to their design in this program so that the print is successful.
    Closure / Student ReflectionsStudents can use an app similar to Chatterpix to explain the features of their bug and how it illustrates odd or even numbers.
    Possible Modifications / ExtensionsA way of extending this lesson could be to have students include features on their bug that allow it to survive in different environments.
    Tags (Subject, robot used, literature)Math, 3D printer

     

    Sample Pictures / Video

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