Lesson 3: Computer Assisted Design (CAD)

Pupils use the software TinkerCAD to design the housing of their product, giving consideration to the inputs and outputs their product requires

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To use CAD to design a product

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

 

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: should be encouraged to stick to basic shapes to create their design.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: should be encouraged to use a variety of shapes and holes to create their design and articulate the purpose of each component.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

Created by:
Cat Lamin,  
Computing specialist
Cat was a committed primary school teacher for twelve years. After starting her independent consultancy ‘Crossover Solutions’ she has travelled to Argentina, Brazil and America to share her wealth of knowledge of computer science with other teachers. Her enjoyment for…
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