What is Five For Design?

Five for Design is a series of FREE 5 min daily, hands-on activities to help students master the fundamental skills required for the engineering design process.

Videos and worksheets are released each Monday for the week. Resources are hosted here to make accessing them, in order, more convenient for our teachers and students. Each week's content contains 5 x 5-minute activities, encouraging students to develop a regular creative practice.

Our first series focuses on drawing 2D and 3D Shapes/Objects, Design Principles, and the Design Process.

Suitable for all ages. Check out our available lessons below.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to FIVE FOR DESIGN

    • Before we begin...

    • Short guide to using our online learning platform.

  • 2

    Week 1 - Learning about lines

    • Download this weeks student workbook.

    • Video Lesson - Lines

  • 3

    Week 2 - All about circles

    • Download this weeks student workbook.

    • Video Lesson - Circles

  • 4

    Week 3 - Crate to create using squares

    • Download this weeks student workbook.

    • Video Lesson - Crate to create

  • 5

    Week 4 - Triangles for STEAM

    • Download this weeks student workbook.

    • Video Lesson - Triangles for STEAM

  • 6

    Week 5 - 2D Shape Mash Up

    • Download this weeks student workbook.

    • Video Lesson - 2D Mash Up

  • 7

    Week 6 - Introduction to 3D Shapes/Objects

    • Download this weeks student workbook.

    • Video Lesson - How to draw 3D Shapes/Objects

  • 8

    Week 7 - Adding detail to cubes using lines and ellipses.

    • Download this weeks student workbook.

    • Video Lesson - Adding details to a cube using lines and ellipses.

  • 9

    Week 8 - Combining cylinders and cubes

    • Download this weeks student workbook.

    • VIDEO Lesson - Combining cylinders and cubes

  • 10

    Week 9 - Cubes cubes cubes

    • Download this weeks student workbook.

    • VIDEO Lesson - Cubes Cubes Cubes

  • 11

    Week 10 - Pyramids in Design

    • Download this weeks student workbook.

    • VIDEO Lesson - Drawing Pyramids for Design

Instructor(s)

The Design Nuts

Glenny D & Ms B

Classroom Teachers and founders of Splat 3D (Design Nuts Pty Ltd).

Testimonials

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Peta NSW Head Teacher

My students love your tutorials and their sketching ability has sky rocketed. Peta Bourke Head Teacher TAS.

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@giftedandtalentedteacher

I love anything that’s going to assist students in executing mathematical outcomes. I wouldn’t share anything that I didn’t try and love... This makes drawing in 3D objects so easy!

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@techy_teacher

Hey! I am so glad you took the risk and designed this little ripper! Having highly intellectually challenge and mostly non verbal students this was the be all and end all to them! Such creative kids seeing things in their minds but they have never been able to articulate those images and ideas onto paper!! Kylie thanks to you they now can! I have never seen them so happy! Honestly, thank you!

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Bryce NSW D&T Teacher

Once I had shown my HT I hoped she was happy to get 20, she said no! They are brilliant get 60!

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Christy WA Yr 5 Classroom Teacher

I just wanted you to know my order arrived and my students absolutely LOVED the Splats! We are practised using your video tutorials and then they were off, making their own designs.

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Total Girl Magazine 2019

Think of it as the Swiss Army knife of drawing tools, putting together all the necessary items to create 3D designs and artworks. It's cheap, portable and you can view a heap of free tutorials...