Stamas – Stem: 3D Sketching – 3/26

Teacher: Stamas (estamas@hps.holyoke.ma.us)

Assignment:

Assignment for Day 4:

Today, we’ll use the 3D graph paper we created in the previous lessons to sketch a 6 x 6 cube!

Vocabulary:

3D graph paper is also known as isometric graph paper. Isometric means “having equal dimensions.”  It is made of equilateral triangles with equal sides.  Engineers use isometric diagrams to show a 3-dimensional perspective with width, depth, and height.

Materials Needed:

3D (isometric) graph paper from Day 3, Pencil, Ruler, Colored pencils (optional)

Activity:

  1. View the picture attached to this post. (Or, try without looking–your choice!)
  2. Use your 3D graph paper to draw a 6 x 6 cube as in the picture. The width, depth and height should all be 6 units long.
  3. Label the front, right, and top of the cube.
  4. Label the width, depth, and height of the cube.

Congratulations! You’ve made a technical drawing just like those in professional engineering design plans!  Take a picture of it and email it to estamas@hps.holyoke.ma.us

Extension Activity:

Create your own 3D drawing or artwork inside or around the cube. Take a picture and email it to estamas@hps.holyoke.ma.us — I would love to see it!

These lessons are online/home modifications of STEM concepts and skills taught by Project Lead the Way, a leading program in STEM education.

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I hold you all in my thoughts and prayers. Let’s stay positive and get through this together!

 

 

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