Geometric Self-Watering Planter
iBlock Objective:

Are you looking for a creative, project-based way to teach your students about computer-aided design? In this iBlock, students will construct a geometric self-watering planter in Tinkercad. This project will utilize advanced skills in CAD software and challenge students to think mathematically while designing.

  • Grade Band: 6-8
  • Primary Focus: CAD
  • Secondary Focus: Geometry
  • Additional Foci: Advanced Literacy, Transferable Skills, Social-Emotional Learning
  • Possible Suggested Technologies: 3D printer, laser cutter, micro:bit soil moisture sensor
  • Related Industry Sectors: Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources; Marketing, Sales, & Services


Here is a sample NGSS standard for this iBlock:

6-7.G Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume.