Students learn isometric and orthographic projections while working on creative and difficult problem solving in this hands on design challenge.
The challenge is to design a puzzle out of 27 small wooden blocks that will come together as a 3x3x3 cube when solved. Students are led through each step of the engineering design process and essential engineering projection methods, designing their own puzzle pieces and producing detailed isometric and orthographic images of each piece. Once the drawings are submitted, the teacher redacts the names, and students are given a different set of plans to interpret and build.
Some of the puzzles end up quite ingenious, and the result is a fun and memorable design challenge with a solid product at the end, produced with minimal cost.
What is included?
-Powerpoint on Isometric Projection
-Powerpoint on Orthographic Projection
-Pugh Chart with an Example and Instructions
-Isometric Graph Paper PDF
What else is needed?
-Small wooden cubes, 27 per group
-Adhesive (hot glue, wood glue, etc)