Getting Started with 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) RH198 / C171

Start date
2 May 24
90 Minutes
Virtual, MS Teams, Remote Delivered CPD View on Google Map


A 90 minute virtual but practical session on Getting Started with 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD).

With James Fraser and Henry Penfold.

The course would focus on getting started with Tinkercad and SketchUp with us delivering 40 mins on each program, and how these can be used within Science & Computing.


  • About the course

    • Using free 3D CAD design and simulation to enhance science learning journeys by emulating environments, experiments and virtual resources. 
    • Showcase using Tinkercad and Sketch Up and show how they can be accessed by teachers and pupils in the classroom.  


  • Create a working circuit simulator with measurements. (Tinkercad)
  • Forces – Simulate the ‘ramp height gravity/friction experiments’ – (Tinkercad)
  • Create a 3D model of the water cycle – (SketchUp)
  • Create 6 different 3D Biomes. – (SketchUp)
  • Create a model of the solar system – (SketchUp)

Who is the course leader?




  • To learn how to access CAD software for teacher and pupil use.
  • To use CAD design to supplement Science curriculum topics.
  • To understand how CAD can be used to emulate a science experiment 


Primary bespoke support02 May 202415:45-17:15Virtual
Post session task02 May 202417:15-18:15Virtual

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Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity feeFree
State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFree

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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