Build Your Own Workbench

Build Your Own Workbench

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By giving pupils the responsibility to build the furniture they work from,
this lesson empowers them to have confidence and pride in their work.
Using 3D printed components and off the shelf materials, this lesson
encourages problem solving and team work.  A great way to engage
pupils with geometry and measurement, as well as material properties
and building processes, building in complexity from our Build Your Own
Workshop Stool lesson.

This lesson could be tied into the study of:

Physics (material properties), Maths (pythagoras’ theorem, strength of structures), Design & Technology (ways of joining materials, additive and subtractive processes).

All of our lessons are designed to be flexible for all ages, so duration and difficulty level can be adjusted to suit your class.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Build a workbench for your classroom, sturdy enough to work from and to store tools.

Work together as a team to measure up and assemble the bench use Pythagoras’Theorem to calculate the length of one side of a triangle in order to position the stool legs and shelf supports.

SUCCESS CRITERIA

Pupils to build strong and stable workbenches.

Pupils to demonstrate an understanding of additive and subtractive processes.

Pupils to accurately calculate measurements of the structure and show their working.

Pupils to demonstrate teamwork.

THIS RESOURCE PACK CONTAINS:

Teachers Guide

Lesson Plan

Presentation

Instruction Sheets

Exercise Sheet

Equipment List

3D Print Files

EXTRA MATERIALS:

PAR timber lengths

Birch ply

Pegboard

3D Printer

PLA Filament

Engineers Square

Band saw

Masking Tape

Pencil

Pegboard hooks (optional)

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