Makerversity’s simple and exciting lesson plans enable educators to incorporate making and hands-on activities into core curriculum subjects. Their first 10 lessons are designed to bring making and teamwork into the classroom simply and affordably. Upon purchasing the bundle, you will be sent a digital download link to access all the lessons. This means you can print out as many worksheets as you require and use the lessons as many times as you wish.
The following lesson packs are included in the 10 lesson bundle. Each lessons comes with a teacher’s guide, lesson plan, presentation, instruction sheets, exercise sheets and equipment list.

1. Design your own pavilion with CAD

The students will go through a fast-forward design process that includes orthogonal 4-view drawing, basic 3D CAD modelling and 3D printing. By taking part in this process, they will be able to connect an analogue sketch to a digital 3D drawing and back to a physical 3D printed model, observing how their design changes and evolves between these stages. Students will learn design, drawing and CAD skills and will experience what it looks like to be a designer-architect.

2. Build your own sandtimer

This lesson uses bespoke, 3D printed components designed by Makerversity DIY, alongside everyday household items to enable children to produce a sandtimer. This is a great opportunity for pupils to hone fine motor skills through a simple hands on activity, whilst also practicing accuracy and measurement skills. The use of 3D printed components can open up discussion about production processes, materials and environmental or ethical implications of design.

3. Make your own cookie cutter with Tinkercad

This lesson is an introduction to Tinkercad, a free to download, entry-level 3D modelling software. It explains the basic tools for building shapes and understanding three dimensional modelling.
Explaining each of the tools methodically, the lesson engages pupils with each step to build their own simple and printable cookie cutter.

4. Build your own greenhouse

This lesson is a great way to engage pupils and pique their interest in natural sciences as well as manufacturing techniques. It empowers them in their learning environment by immersing them in the process of building a structure they can go on to use and explore with, an incredibly helpful lesson for many pupils. Using bespoke, 3D printed brackets designed by Makerversity DIY and basic, off the shelf materials, this lesson also encourages problem solving and team work.

5. Make your own workshop stool

This lesson empowers pupils in their learning environment by handing responsibility over to them to build the furniture they work from. Using bespoke, 3D printed brackets designed by Makerversity DIY and basic, off the shelf materials, this lesson encourages problem solving and team work. It can also be used to demonstrate a real life application of several scientific and mathematical topics, which can be incredibly helpful to many pupils.

6. Build your own workbench

This lesson empowers pupils in their learning environment by handing responsibility over to them to build the furniture they work from. Using bespoke, 3D printed brackets designed by Makerversity DIY and basic, off the shelf materials, this lesson encourages problem solving and team work. It can also be used to demonstrate a real life application of several scientific and mathematical topics, which can be incredibly helpful to many pupils.

7. Make your own measuring tape

This lesson provides a simple way to explain the concept of using units of measurement to record distance, as well as how to convert between different units of measurement. It enables them to practice accuracy and measurement skills, fractions, division and ratios, as well as encouraging their discussion of around systems of measurement and how to gauge what units are appropriate for different sized objects or distances.

8. Design your own wall graphics

This project will show you how to make an interactive wall graphic using the Touch Board and Electric Paint. Students can follow these easy instructions to learn how to cold solder and how sensors work.
They will also use their creativity to create personal stories and narratives from visual images.
The Touch Board is a microcontroller which works like an Arduino, but has some very powerful extra features. Electric Paint is a conductive material which can be painted, screen printed and stencilled onto practically any surface.

9. Design your own team uniform

This lesson is a simple and fun introduction to graphic art and visual identity. Pupils will work in teams to develop their own logos which can then be applied to any garment, overalls, toolbelt using a heat press or iron. It aims to teach pupils to use hand drawing as a tool to communicate ideas and to develop these ideas using a combination of manual and digital tools.
The printed toolbelts will afford pupils the opportunity to apply these skills practically and finish with a functioning and useful outcome.

10. Make your own microscope

This lesson is based around a simple hack of a cheap peripheral webcam which, using very basic workshop tools, can be turned into a digital microscope when connected to a laptop or USB enabled tablet.
By dismantling an object, observing how it has been assembled and how these components work together, pupils will gain a deeper understanding of the material world around them and can use this curiosity to explore how things work and to invent for themselves.