Flexible Multipurpose Strap by Caleb Cox

This week we are featuring this clever Flexible Multipurpose Strap design shared on YouMagine by Caleb Cox.

This object is a good example of how flexible filament offers different design solutions to solve everyday problems. This product has been chosen as it can be used for a multitude of different purposes so it works very¬†well with the¬†‚ÄúDescribe It‚ÄĚ and the ‚ÄúDescribe and Draw It‚ÄĚ activities.

Students can mindmap different uses for the flexible strap and this would lead on well to the “Imagine It” activity.¬†The “Advertise It” activity would also work well with this object as it could be advertised for use in a number of different applications.

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Suggested Activities

The Flexible Multipurpose Strap works well as an object to use with the following Object of the Week activities:

  • Describe It
  • Describe & Draw¬†It
  • Imagine¬†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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