Engineering a Hotter Hot Wheel Part 1- Model the Car



Part 1 of 3 lessons for a Reverse Engineering/Product Improvement unit.

In this lesson, students are asked to bring a small die-cast vehicle to class. They measure the toy using dial or digital calipers and use 3D modeling software to model the main body of the car, excluding the wheels and axles.

By Nancy Brown

Lesson Time

Depending on student skill level, approximately
100 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (3)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (6)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will demonstrate understanding of the relevance of engineering design by applying their design concepts to a model of a die-cast vehicle.
  • Students will apply the methods and techniques for appropriately employing engineering design equipment by measuring their die-cast vehicle with dial or digital calipers and using 3D modeling software on computers.
  • Students will apply knowledge of CAD components and the operational function of CAD systems by using a 3D modeling software program to model the body of a die-cast vehicle.

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