PrintLab Classroom: Design your own Great Wall of China Watchtower

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Design your own Watchtower


Design and 3D print historical interpretations of the Great Wall of China


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In this one-hour lesson students will collaboratively design and 3D print a series of watchtowers belonging to the Great Wall of China. The lesson involves historical and architectural context about the Great Wall along with CAD design and 3D printing. Enrolling in PrintLab Classroom will give you complete access to the teacher training material and lesson documents. This includes content to help you prepare and deliver the lesson along with design tutorials so you become familiar with the process prior to teaching it in the classroom.


Subject Areas

The lesson can be incorporated into the study of history, geography, art, or design technology, and can be adapted for ages 7-15.


Learning Criteria

In this lesson students will:

- Develop historical knowledge about the Great Wall of China

- Understand basic principles about the construction of the Great Wall

- Analyze precedent images of the Great Wall and its features

- Use orthographic drawing techniques to design an architectural model of a watchtower

- Use CAD software to create models with set design requirements

- Develop an understanding of 3D printers and how they operate

- Manufacture architectural models through 3D printing


Equipment List

Each student will require:

1 x laptop/computer with mouse and internet access

1 x pen/pencil


The teacher will require:

1 x screen for presentation

1 x 3D printer and filament

1 x laptop/computer preloaded with slicing software for your 3D printer

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