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Lesson Idea 7: Modeling Nature

Domenico_DDomenico_D Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 50 PRO
edited September 16 in Instructor Discussion

Here's another curriculum idea from the PTC Academic team if you are looking for new projects to bring into your classroom!


Curriculum Idea: Have students explore the geometry of nature and then create their own models of it in Onshape.

Topic area: Modeling nature, Using Patterns

Description:  Nature comes up with amazing geometry. Have students research geometry in nature, select a flower or plant, and then using Onshape model it. Emphasize how nature uses fractals and other patterns.

Learning Objectives: After completing this project, students should be able to:

  1. Discuss how nature uses patterns to create unique geometry
  2. Create their own models of natural geometry using patterns
  3. 3D print the models

Models: Link to Flower model

Other Resources:

https://learn.onshape.com/learn/course/fundamentals-multi-part-part-studios/why-use-multi-part-part-studios/top-down-design-with-multi-part-part-studios

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patterns_in_nature

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