Activity Overview / Details
- As students walk into class hand them a sheet of 1/4" Graph
paper and a sheet of white copy paper (8-1/2 x 11).
- When everyone is seated ask them to SKETCH a CUBE about 3"
square in the middle of the sheet of white paper. Accuracy is not
important at this time. Give them about 3-5 minutes to do
- Now ask them to place the letter "F" on what they feel is the
FRONT of the CUBE, a "T" on the TOP and an "RS" on the RIGHT
SIDE. If they are really thinking they will probably have thought
of a BACK, LEFT SIDE and BOTTOM. We are not concerned with these
last three sides at this time.
- Now ask the students to a draw a hole on the top that would
go all the way through to the other side. Give them the example
of someone drilling a hole through a block of wood from one side
to the other.
- Now take a few minutes and explain to the class the IDEA of
looking at the CUBE and how many sides it actually has (6). We
are only concerned with 3 sides at this time as stated before.
The Front, Top and Right SIde.
- Now show them your example on the board. Have them compare
theirs with yours and how they are similar and different.
- Explain to the class that being able to sketch and look at an
object from different views is extremely important in designing
anything that can be constructed or mass produced for the public.
These preliminary skeches have been at the forefront of ideas
throughout history. Site some examples for them. Use anything in
class as an example to show how simple or complex ideas can be
and that they begin with a simple sketch. Pictorial and different
Materials / Resource
- Cube Example.pdf
Example of CUBE and 3 view of CUBE with hole.