Marus Bridge Primary School developed this great project for designing a space rocket to introduce 3D Printing to their pupils. The project consists of 5 lessons and they have kindly shared their scheme of work for the project.
This Design Technology project links to the “Earth and Beyond” science topic and covers the following Design & Technology National Curriculum objectives:
- Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design
- Understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world
- Select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
- Apply their understanding of computing to program, monitor and control their products.
Thank you Marus Bridge Primary for sharing your work.
In The Classroom
This scheme of work provides a good introduction to the 3D Printing process and ends with a student design task. It could also be extended to allow the pupils to use a CAD program to create 3D models of their designs and print their rocket parts.