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Using the custom, built-in CAD system of WhiteBox Learning, students develop 3D models in minutes. The simplicity of the modeling process puts focus where it belongs—on learning the critically important science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts that live just below the surface. After designing and analyzing in the web-based design software, student connect the virtual to the physical by printing custom templates that can be used to build physical representations of their designs.
The WhiteBox Learning Process
Begins with Research! In the research section, students begin by exploring all the theory and concept background they will need to proceed with the activity. This section includes background text with plenty of interactive activities, tools and tutorials to ensure students are well prepared for the remaining sections. Next, students move on to the Design section. Engineers combine scientific concepts and theories with reality using tools to visualize their designs in 3D. In this section, students use the custom, built-in CAD system to create 3D models on screen and quickly choose between a variety of components to improve their designs. Then, in the Analysis section, students work with a number of built-in tools to see how well their designs stand up to the scientific principles explored in the Research section. Creating the models is fun and exciting, but won’t mean much if not supported by science.
Then it’s finally time to compete in the Salt Flats Race Scene! In this competition portion of the activity, students see how their designs measure up against each other. After completing their design and applying any improvements, the Outputs section creates templates for a physical build of the car. A print template, stress report, design specifications report and bill of materials can be found in this section. Now that students have conquered the virtual world, it’s time to Build and Test the cars in the physical world. This section includes instructions and tips to build a physical representation of their design.
The Benefits of WhiteBox Learning
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