This week we are featuring this brilliant set of Educational Chess Pieces shared on YouMagine by TeresaSoaresDSGN.
This object is a good example of how 3D printing can be utilised to make practical classroom resources that help students to learn something new. The different shaped pieces would work really well with the “Describe It” and the “Describe & Draw It” activities. Students could also follow the “Research It” activity to learn how the game of chess is played and use the “Explain It” activity write an introduction to the game for beginners and a list of rules.
Following this, students could undertake the “Improve It” activity and design and 3D print their own chess pieces.
The Educational Chess Pieces work well as objects to use with the following Object of the Week activities:
- Describe It
- Describe & Draw It
- Research It
- Explain It
- Improve 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.