This week we are starting to look forward to Easter and as many schools will be doing Easter crafts this week we are featuring this brilliant Egg Painter shared on YouMagine by GCodePrintr.
This object lends itself well to the “Describe It” and the “Describe and Draw It” activities as it is not immediately apparent what the object is for, however students may well guess it could be used for holding something. This would lead on well to the “Imagine it” activity as students come up with suggestions about what the item could hold and think about why it would be useful before writing their own story about discovering the true use of the object. An alternative literacy activity could be to write some step-by-step instructions explaining how to use the Egg Painter.
The Egg Painter could then be put to use to assist students in decorating their own eggs and students could evaluate the effectiveness of this model, before embarking on the “Improve It” and/or the “Advertise It” activities.
The Egg Painter 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.