The Sketchup Basics project takes students with no previous knowledge of Sketchup step-by-step through the basic commands and then challenges them to apply those skills in a project of their own. The project uses Sketchup (free CAD software download). Students work individually to create a scale model drawing of three different chairs that meet specific guidelines and requirements using Sketchup (CAD). A step-by-step tutorial is also provided that may be used (optional) if you prefer students to learn the program in a more structured way. The project was created for grades 7-8 but could easily be adapted for younger or older students.
Files Included with this Lesson
• Teacher Notes and Resources
• Step-by-Step tutorial for Sketchup (includes screen shots)
• Three Chairs in Sketchup Building Design Project Expectations and Rubric
Note: The step-by-step guide included in this lesson covers the same basic skills as the tutorial in the Introduction to Sketchup – Tutorial and Creative Design Lesson and the Design a Gingerbread House in Sketchup lesson.
Total Pages: 22
Teaching Duration: 3 days