Pumpkin Gree by Louise Driggers

This week, with halloween approaching fast we are featuring this great little mini pumpkin gree shared on YouMagine by Louise Driggers

The object lends itself particularly well to the describe and draw it activity.

The improve it activity also provides a good starting point for students to design and print their own mini pumpkin lanterns. The lanterns can be lit with a low cost LED tealight. Alternatively students can design a battery slot in the base of their pumpkins to hold a 3V circular battery eg CR2032 upright and a 3V LED can be slotted on either side of the battery.

Useful Links

  • Download the 3D Print files and learn more about this object from YouMagine: The Pumpkin Gree

Suggested Activities

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

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