The Sketchup Basics project takes students with no previous knowledge of Sketchup step-by-step through the basic commands and then challenges them to apply those skills in a project of their own. The project uses Sketchup (free CAD software download). Students work individually to create a scale model drawing of a house using Sketchup (CAD) and then create a new building of their choice using the skills they learned. The project was created for grades 7-8 but could easily be adapted for younger or older students. Note: Sketchup does not work on Chromebooks.
Files Included with this Lesson
• Teacher Notes and Resources
• Step-by-Step tutorial for Sketchup (includes screen shots)
• Creative Building Design Expectations and Rubric
Note: The step-by-step guide included in this lesson covers the same skills as the tutorial in the Design a Gingerbread House in Sketchup lesson.
This lesson is great for distance learning/remote learning. You can upload it to your school's learning management system (Google Classroom, Edmodo, Canvas, etc.) or share with students via Google Drive.
The Sketchup Basics project takes students with no previous knowledge of Sketchup step-by-step through the basic commands and... read more