Interdisciplinary



Project: Chinese Seals

The purpose of this activity is to increase students' awareness of the the practice of using and designing Chinese Seals.

Software used:
  • Web browser of choice
  • Photo Editing application of Choice
  • OmNomNom Generator (MAC only)
  • OpenSCAD
  • MakerWare


Chinese Seals

Project: City Planning

The purpose of this activity is to increase students' awareness of the design of places. They will gain insight into their reactions to their environment and the emotional and physical (design) criteria they use to evaluate places.

Software used:
  • Photoshop
  • SketchUp
  • Netfabb Studio Basic
  • MakerWare


Modeling the Model

Project: Doric Temple Building Set

This is a set of pieces from which a model of a Doric order Greek or Roman temple can be built. All the pieces are easily printable and can be fitted together without glue to create a full, stable structure.

Because all of the pieces have been created using OpenSCAD, infinite variations are possible.

Software used:
  • OpenSCAD
  • Netfabb Studio Basic
  • MakerWare
Doric Temple

Project: Extruding 2D Shapes

This application introduces students to how to translate a 2D image into 3D custom cookie cutters. Make extruded shapes, tessellations, maps or generate images to represent a poem or story.

Software used:
  • CookieCutter Editor
  • Internet to find images to trace
  • MakerWare


Cookie Cutter

Project: Board Game

How can you use the Makerbot in the Engineering Design process to create an educational board game? This project supports STEM by using Google SketchUp and the MakerBot to fabricate game tokens in a DIY manufacturing project.

Software used:
  • SketchUp
  • MakerWare


Board Game

NYS Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science, and Technology:




Project Standard 1 Standard 2 Standard 3 Standard 4 Standard 5 Standard 6 Standard 7
City Planning
Cookie Cutters
Board Game




Standard 1: Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.

Standard 2: Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate technologies.

Standard 3: Students will understand mathematics and become mathematically confident by communicating and reasoning mathematically, by applying mathematics in real-world settings, and by solving problems through the integrated study of number systems, geometry, algebra, data analysis, probability, and trigonometry.

Standard 4: Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.

Standard 5: Students will apply technological knowledge and skills to design, construct, use, and evaluate products and systems to satisfy human and environmental needs.

Standard 6: Students will understand the relationships and common themes that connect mathematics, science, and technology and apply the themes to these and other areas of learning.

Standard 7: Students will apply the knowledge and thinking skills of mathematics, science, and technology to address real-life problems and make informed decisions.





NYS Learning Standards for CDOS:

Project Standard 1 Standard 2 Standard 3a Standard 3b
City Planning
Cookie Cutters
Board Game


  • Standard 1: Career Development
    Students will be knowledgeable about the world of work, explore career options, and relate personal skills, aptitudes, and abilities to future career decisions.

    Students will learn about the changing nature of the workplace, the value of work to society, and the connection of work to the achievement of personal goals.


  • Standard 2: Integrated Learning
    Students will demonstrate how academic knowledge and skills are applied in the workplace and other settings.

    Integrated learning encourages students to use essential academic concepts, facts, and procedures in applications related to life skills and the world of work. This approach allows students to see the usefulness of the concepts that they are being asked to learn and to understand their potential application in the world of work.




  • Standard 3a: Universal Foundation Skills
    Students will demonstrate mastery of the foundation skills and competencies essential for success in the workplace.




  • Standard 3b: Career Majors
    Students who choose a career major will acquire the career-specific technical knowledge/skills necessary to progress toward gainful employment, career advancement, and success in postsecondary programs.





English Language Arts


Project Standard 1 Standard 2 Standard 3a Standard 3b
City Planning
Cookie Cutters
Board Game