Tinkercad is an amazing, free, online tool allowing primary school students to design and create 3D models using simple, easy-to-use features. It is a fun and interactive way to introduce children to the world of 3D modeling and design. With the program, students can create anything imaginable, from simple geometric shapes to complex structures and even working mechanical devices.
“If you can dream it, you can build it. From product models to printable parts, 3D design is the first step in making big ideas real.” https://www.tinkercad.com/3d-design
Tinkercad’s intuitive user interface makes it easy for young learners to create and modify designs with a simple click and drag of their mouse. This allows them to see their designs come to life in front of their eyes, encouraging them to experiment and explore their creativity.
The app also provides an opportunity for students to learn important STEM skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration. They can work independently or in groups, sharing their designs with others and getting feedback and inspiration from their peers.
There is an education version that allows teachers to create a class where children can be sent tasks and submit their tasks. It is available through a browser or as an iPad app. Webinars are available to help teachers learn it and video tutorials to help children learn it.