Pencil Sharpner TinkerCAD project (instructions only)

Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
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13 pages
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This file is just the .pdf instructions for the pencil sharpener project that is also for sale.

If you're tired of students running to the back of the room to use the noisy electric sharpener, you can keep them at their desk with these quiet manual sharpeners. This set of instructions will walk you through the steps inTinkerCAD to produce 3 types of sharpeners!

  • The first one turns a mason jar into a pencil cup with a sharpener built into the lid!
  • The second sharpener fits in the students school supplies.
  • the final one turns into a creature that spits shavings out of it's mouth!

All illustrations have alt text descriptions that can be read by screen reading programs.

Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 hours
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Design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.
Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.
Analyze a major global challenge to specify qualitative and quantitative criteria and constraints for solutions that account for societal needs and wants.
Use a computer simulation to model the impact of proposed solutions to a complex real-world problem with numerous criteria and constraints on interactions within and between systems relevant to the problem.
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