Google Sketchup

Google Sketchup LogoGoogle Sketchup is a great modeling software used to create 3D models of anything you can imagine! Use it to explore mathematical concepts, learn about architecture, create 3D models of homes and communities!  This program ties in nicely with many curricular areas, check it out!

Sample Lesson Ideas:
Math classroom:  Design a house using specific measurements and angles, explore geometry, ratios and proportions.
History classroom:  Design a 3D model of  a building in history, discuss how the architecture reflects the time period being studied.
Art: Students can design an art gallery and then “frame” images of their favorite famous artwork on the interior walls.

Additional Resources:
K-12 Case Studies
Sketchup in the Classroom
Sketchup Teacher Guide

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