What is 3D Design?
3D design is the process of creating physical or digital 3D models of any artifact. Physically this can be achieved using blocks such as Lego or with some playdough and some sticks.
Digitally, this is done through special applications that are build for 3D design purposes. Tinkercad is one example of such software.
3D design shows kids the relationship between art and STEM. It allows them to use their imagination and think outside the box.
Some 3D design benefits
3D design encourages kids to think outside the box and approach problems from different angles. The ability to design anything you can image is powerful
Visual based learning
Visual based learning is a different way to stimulate the mind. It’s an extra way to deliver learning which differes from the text based methods used in schools. Some kids respond better to visual learning
Real world application
Kids can design things with real-world application. Think of key chains, battery holders or even custom nuts and bolts. The beauty of this is through 3D printing they can hold their creation in their own hands