Sketchup (a free CAD drawing program) is a great way for students to practice math skills and learn skills for STEM careers. This short activity lets them practice frequently used skills such as creating cones and spheres and includes instruction links to assist them. This lesson can be used in technology, engineering, math, CTE or art classes and is also an easy lesson to leave on a day when you need to have a substitute teacher.
The lesson was created for 7th and 8th grade students who had a basic knowledge of the program. However, this lesson could be used successfully with beginning Sketchup students by incorporating the beginning tutorials (provided as Internet links) prior to doing the actual assignment.
* Teacher & Student Resources (including tutorials)
* Student instructions, project expectations, and grading rubric.
Total Pages: 2
Teaching Duration: 2 hours
Introduction to Sketchup – Tutorial and Creative Design Lesson