Gateway 7 - Design and Modeling
Students begin to recognize the importance of engineering in our society. They are introduced to and use the engineering design process to solve problems and understand the influence that creative and innovative design has on our every lives. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to create a virtual image of their designs before they fabricate their models.
Introduction to STEAM
Students will be introduced to the topic of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). Students will be introduced to what engineers do, different fields of engineering, and how STEAM is important in their everyday lives.
Unit 1: Engineering Design Process
Students will create a model roller coaster. Then, students will walk through the process of creating the roller coaster with the purpose of recognizing that they intuitively use the engineering design process.
Unit 2: Sketching for Engineers
Students are introduced to various types of sketching. Students create their own sketches of objects as well as create 3D objects based on the drawings.
Unit 3: Introduction to CAD
Students will use computer aided design (CAD) software to create parts, assemblies, and multi-view drawings of basic blocks and shapes.
Unit 4: Safety/Measurement
Students learn the importance of upholding proper safety standards in a lab with power tools. Students then learn to accurately measure a number of objects with a ruler to 1/8, 1/16 and 1/32 of a inch.
Unit 5: Design for Production
Students will continue to use professional computer aided design (CAD) software to create parts, assemblies, and multi-view drawings. Students then measure, customize and fabricate their designs in the shop area of the classroom.
Lesson 1: Roller Coaster