Various depending on size of shield
Number of pieces:
1 per student
During this project, students will further develop their knowledge of the use of TinkerCAD. Students will learn how to create a model of a roman shield. Students will use prior knowledge in subject to assist them in selecting the shape and decoration etc.
Students will be able to:
- Deeper understanding of the Roman Sheild
- Understand Tinkercad
- Learn 3D printing techniques
- Create and print in 3D STL models of their chosen shield design
Discussion of tools within Tinkercad and re-cap how to perform basic actions.
Discuss the shape of shield students could create and the decoration that could be added.
Discuss the terms Scale/Proportion – what do they mean? (Linked to Maths and Engineering Curriculum) students need to consider the size of the detail(s) they will be adding to their shields. Will it be to scale on the shield?
Discuss how to transfer the file (STL) to Flash Forge Finder – individual basis when appropriate.
Re-cap the unit of work covering Roman Shields.
Discuss with students the shapes and colours used – students would have already carried out research as part of the project
Students could sketch by hand their idea for their shield prior to the 3D lessons.
Step 1: Students to use prior learning and decide on shape of shield. Students to draw the shield in Tinkercad
Step 2: Students draw on prior knowledge and draw decoration to be added to shield – when happy with the decoration students to group the shapes
Step 3: Student to export to Flash Forge Finder and scale to ensure they fit within the printing size
Step 5: Printing – each student to print their shield
Step 6: Students to paint the decoration on their shield in colours appropriate to the project
Step 7: Students to present their shield to their peers discussing their choices/reasons for shape, decoration etc.
Age of students
Computer design, 3D printing
3-4 lessons (50 minutes)
Spatula, pliers, glue
Tinkercad, Flash Forge Finder
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