Ziggurats Provide Perfect Computer-Aided Design Subjects

Using Tinkercad, a 3D Computer-Aided Design tool, our sixth-graders got a hands-on experience building their own Ziggurats, with the best examples displayed for all of our sixth-graders to enjoy.
Using Tinkercad, a 3D Computer-Aided Design tool, our sixth-graders got a hands-on experience building their own Ziggurats, with the best examples displayed for all of our sixth-graders to enjoy.
After presenting their own design, the Ziggurats that were voted best in each class were then three-dimensional printed.
After presenting their own design, the Ziggurats that were voted best in each class were then three-dimensional printed.
A Ziggurat was a temple complex and one of the economic centers of the cities in Mesopotamia. Our students perfect their presentation skills as to why their own Ziggurat was unique.
A Ziggurat was a temple complex and one of the economic centers of the cities in Mesopotamia. Our students perfect their presentation skills as to why their own Ziggurat was unique.

During the study of Mesopotamian civilization, Dr. Bullock's and Ms. Patino's Silas Wood classes designed replicas of religious structures called ziggurats using Tinkercad, a 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software. Ziggurats would have been made out of sun-dried mud/bricks with the base used for grain storage and a temple on top. It would have been the most significant structure and located in the center of each city-state. Ziggurats are as emblematic of Mesopotamia as the great pyramids are of ancient Egypt. The sixth-graders designs that were voted best in each class were then three-dimensional printed and displayed in the hall.