Disciplinary Core Ideas
- Industrial Design
- What complications might you come across when bringing a design to life?
- As humans, how important are our looks?
- How important are our functions (talents, skills, etc)?
Depth of Knowledge Levels Addressed
Barriers to Learning
- Students who change their minds
- Norms for painting, rules for scissors, sharing materials, following a design or changing designs as necessary
- Students painting and carrying out their designs
Final Assessment, project or product
- Fully decorated robot
- What is industrial design?
Examining The Parts (10 min)
Hand out the custom parts, the heads and front plates, to each of the students. Have them examine the 3-D printed parts to make sure that they match with their original CAD drawing. This is a good time to also think about how each 3-D printed part was laying on the bed as it was printed. HINT: look at how the lines on the 3-D printed bots are oriented.
Hand out whatever supplies you are going to have the students use, paints or otherwise.
Creating A Story (10 min)
Explain to the students that the next class they will be able to paint/color their robot. Have the students individually come up with a design plan or color scheme with their robot.
Spend some time with the class discussing possible designs for their robots. Give the class a few sentence starters.
- My robot’s name is:
- My robot’s job is to:
- My robot’s colors are:
Each student can share their robot’s design with their neighbor or class before they start decorating.
Decorating The Robot (50 minutes)
Be sure to cover the tables of the classroom in some way, we recommend butcher paper. This is an opportunity for the students to make each of their robots unique.
- What was hard in today's class?
- What was fun about today's class?
- What did you learn about yourself?
- What would you like to improve?
- How can what you learned impact those around you?