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Student access for one year to a standards-based, web-based virtual modeling STEM application. Students are guided through an engaging, realistic design development process resulting in virtual simulations and competitions with other students throughout their class or district. The software even provides instructions on how to build a real model, allowing students to go one step further by creating actual physical representations of their virtual designs. Includes a fully integrated teacher LMS control center.
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
Begin 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 Virtual Race! 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, students go to the Outputs section for a design specifications report, print templates, drawings and output files for 3D printing a custom frame. Now that students have conquered the virtual world, it’s time to Build and Test the drone in the physical world. Using the included materials, students use the instructions and tips in this section to build a physical representation of their design.
The Benefits of WhiteBox Learning®
Free software trial available! Contact Flinn Scientific for details.
Digital Content and Materials Bundle includes 1-year access to web-based software and materials for 25 students to build their designs. Materials include main body frame, rotor blades, blade guards, motors, LEDs,transmitter circuit board, controller, LiPo battery and USB charger. Assumes the following items are on hand: safety glasses.
System requirements: Windows 7 or newer/Mac OS X 10.6.8 or newer/ChromeOS (Chromebook). Apple iPad is not supported.
Web browsers: System is entirely web-based and simply requires and up-to-date web browser that supports WebGL-Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge (Windows 10 only), Safari.