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Computer Science - Distance Learning: 6th Grade Design and Modeling

Welcome to Design and Modeling

Design and Modeling (DM) provides students opportunities to apply the design process to creatively solve problems. Throughout this course, you will be introduced to problems and utilize ways to solve these problems through sketches, solid models, and mathematical models. Students will understand how models can be simulated to represent an authentic situation and generate data for further analysis and observations.

Goals for Design and Modeling

1. Students discover the design process and develop an understanding of the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. 

2. Students learn how to use computer-aided design (CAD) applications to create solid models of various objects and designs.

3. Students collaborate, communicate, critically think, and create to solve problems using sketches and designs solving everyday real-world problems. 

Introduction to Tinkercad

Course Objectives for Design and Modeling

  • Students will be introduced to the design process
  • STudents will reinforce the execution of the design process steps
  • Students will dive deeper in the design process as you learn about problem statements, design statements, design criteria and constraints, and solution deliverables
  • Students will apply the design process as you work collaboratively on the unit problem

Design Process Overview

Self Paced Course Work

This is a self-paced course. To begin, set up your Tinkercad account by clicking on Setting Up Tinkercad (see above).  

Please use the website(s) below to complete each lesson.

Week Lesson Website

Introduction to Tinkercad: Complete three starter projects


Introduction to Tinkercad: Finish the starter projects that you did not complete from last week


Create a new design using the tools that you learned from the starter projects

Take a picture and save to a Google Slide Presentation


Make a story using a story cube

Share your final design to your Google Slide Presentation


Create your own Avatar

Share your final design to your Google Slide Presentation


Design your Dream Room

Share your final design to your Google Slide Presentation

7 through 9

Design Thinking: 

Solving a Real World Problem

For the next three weeks, you will work on designing and solving a problem using engineering and design principles. Watch each video and follow the steps as you are working. Remember to share your final design to the Google Slide Presentation.