Design Scholars Curriculum Level 3: Phase 1 Module

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Articulated or String 3D Printable Designs

Articulated or string designs are one in which two parts or objects are connected by a flexible joint such as a ball hinge or snap hinges. The movement produced by the adding joints makes it a fun design activity.

In this module, you will learn how to create an articulated three-dimensional design using animal figurines.

Here's a video that demonstrates these features.

Standard Connections

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.G.B.6 Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.