Banana Slicer¬†by H√ľger LP

This week, we are featuring this handy banana slicer shared on YouMagine by¬†H√ľger LP.

The banana slicer is a great example of an object that makes food preparation easier for us. The shape of the banana slicer makes it a good object for students to describe and draw. The improve and advertise activities could also provide a good introduction to a product design topic where students are tasked with designing and printing their own kitchen gadgets.

Useful Links

  • Download the 3D Print files and learn more about this object from YouMagine:¬†Banana Slicer

Suggested Activities

The banana slicer works well as an object to use with the following Object of the Week activities:

  • Describe It
  • Describe & Draw It
  • Imagine It
  • Improve It
  • Advertise It

Download the Object of the Week Teacher Guide and accompanying resources to find out more.

About Object of the Week

“Object of the Week” is a fully resourced open-ended classroom project developed by the CREATE Education Project to¬†provide regular¬†opportunities throughout the year for students to explore the world of 3D printing.

A series of stand-alone classroom activities have been developed to support the project. The activities allow students to:

  • use their imagination
  • develop speaking and listening skills
  • develop descriptive and creative writing skills
  • be creative
  • develop research, evaluation and presentation skills
  • explore future careers
  • learn how real life problems are solved
  • develop their own solutions

The open-ended activities are designed to be cross-curricular, for use across of range of ages/levels and weekly objects are selected to cover a range of applications and subject areas. Some objects may provide a platform for introducing or expanding on a specific topic area or as a springboard to a class project. Ideas for taking it further will be provided where applicable.

Resources include a comprehensive Teacher Guide which provides an overview of each activity and suggestions for how to deliver the activity in class. PowerPoint Interactive Classroom Activity Slides and a set of Student Worksheets are also available to support the activities. These resources can be downloaded by clicking the links in the right column.

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