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Design Based Lesson Plans

This is a list of lesson ideas for a STEM based secondary education program. The lessons may contain these categories:

  • Design brief on computer
  • Group design
  • Fabrication
  • Example projects
  • Real world examples
  • STEM learning
  • Technology in history research
  • Idea resources

Product design for people

Design project

Tutorial material

Design presentation

Tutorial material

Class examples

Design examples

Rhino skills

Fabrication options

Designing in our world - Small products design and fabrication

Design brief Beattles Falsh Drive cover

Example student projects



Product design videos

Similiar project ideas

History of mechanics

Design project


  • Gear project - Laser cutter
  • Rapid Prototyping gears - Prototyping machines
  • Cutting Gear Project - CNC machine

History of gears and industry


Design brief

Tutorial resources


  • Wind tunnel - CNC, rapid protoyping
  • C02 cars - CNC
  • Mousetrap cars - Laser cutter

Student work

Videos about transportation


Glider projects

Extra material

Alternate projects

  • 3D intermediate gliders
  • High altitude balloon launch
  • Tracking
  • Release
  • Parachutes/drouges drop contest
  • Rocketry
  • Kites
  • Laser cut parts
  • 3D Printed weights/aerodynamic

Video game design

Game design and development - laying it all out

Unreal game development

Movie making process

Art directors


CG and physical movies

Clock project


TSA style design project

Build a house with Rhino

All are links to Rhino in Education page for explanation and the download files.

Building structures

Rocket design

Rocket design information

Rocket models

Simulation and testing


  • Laser cut fins
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