Eighth graders started a new project today. They will create a 3D model of a room in Tinkercad with the following dimensions 14 ft x 16 ft and the height is 10 ft. Students will choose the type of room: bedroom, kitchen, study, etc. Students will design how the room will look like, including windows, doors and furniture that will go in the room. They will go online to research typical measurements of furniture. They will use the scale 1 foot = 5 mm to create the 3d model of the room in Tinkercad. The room with dimensions 14 ft x 16 ft will measure 70 mm x 80 mm in Tinkercad. A furniture like a twin bed has a typical dimensions of 38 inches by 75 inches and the average height is about 25 inches. Using the scale:
38 inches = 3.17 ft. Round off to 3 ft, so using the scale = 15 mm
75 inches = 6.25 ft. Round off to 6 ft., so using the scale = 30 mm
25 inches = 2.08 ft. Round off to 2 ft., so using the scale = 10 mm
To design a twin bed for the room, the bed will measure 15mm x 30 mm and the height of the bed is 10 mm in Tinkercad.
Students will first complete the worksheet below and use a graph paper to make a blueprint of their plan.
Students will be responsible for designing their furniture. Students are allowed to trade furniture designs with their classmates.