The 3Doodler Community website features over 250 free-to-download stencils and tutorials, with new content added all the time. These projects work well for individual use, but with a little creativity they can also be transformed into exciting and engaging classroom companions!
Here are a few examples of how you can quickly and easily turn any 3Doodler Community stencil into a fun and effective classroom activity.
The Rhinoceros Beetle
Using our Rhinoceros Beetle stencil as a starting point, students can explore natural selection and evolution through Doodles.
Each student starts by following the basic stencil to create their Rhinoceros Beetle. You can then assign various living conditions for the student’s bugs, tasking the students to come up with appropriate adaptations to their models to allow the beetle to thrive in their new environments (including size, horns, and coloring).
A new student invented species!
The Figure stencil is a versatile project that can be applied to a number of lesson plans. The finished project leaves you with a blank figure that students can then use as the basis for a variety of subjects, Doodling further details and adaptations. Examples include:
- exploring the systems of the body
- recreating traditional attire of historical figures
- adding details to create literary heroes (like authors or their famous characters!)
The 3Doodled additions can be modified in any number of ways to enhance your current lesson!
Using the Golden Gate Bridge Stencil students can easily create a suspension bridge or a support bridge.
- What are the pros and cons of each design?
- In what sort of locations can you find these types of bridges?
- What other types of bridges and structures can be made with these pieces?