K-12 Private Christian School in Northwest Houston, TX

Spatial Visualization

 

Spatial visualization is the study of two and three-dimensional objects and the practice of mental manipulation of objects. As engineers create new things for human use, they first visualize their products before building them. Students in the Principles of Engineering class practiced this skill utilizing many techniques. One way the class practiced was by using snap cubes. Students created objects with the cubes before drawing an orthographic or isometric drawing. New perspectives of the objects with a one or two-axis rotation proved to be a challenge, but the students enjoyed the hands-on activity.