Creative Curriculum | Teaching Science with Paint 3D
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Creative Curriculum | Teaching Science with Paint 3D

Hi, I’m José, Learning Consultant at Microsoft and in this series we’re going to be looking at
using 3D in education. 3D content is proven to increase understanding
and comprehension of subjects. So I’ve come here to Microsoft’s Paint 3D Studio to discover some of the fun and engaging ways you
can introduce easy 3D creation in the classroom. There is a video for each of the STEAM topics and
in this episode we’re looking at Science. I’m here today with Jen, the Creative Director of
Paint 3D, and we’re here to understand more about
how 3D can be used in the classroom. – Yeah so Paint 3D is actually a really great
tool for helping to teach Science. Science is a subject that has quite a few complex
ideas and things that people can find hard to
visualise. So using 3D we can allow people to look around
things a bit more and make it way more
approachable. – Are there any icebreaker activities that you
could talk us through? – Yeah so here we have quite a quick and simple
task to do. We have a cross section of an animal
cell here. We’re just going to jump in and label this cross
section in a 3D space. If I just grab one of the labels here and click
Make 3D this moves it into 3D space. From there I then not only get to move where in X
and Y that I think it sits but I can move it in
depth as well. So I’m just going to fill in the other ones here.
Do you know what the answer to any of these are? – I could probably have a go at the nucleus. – (laughter) Ok!
– I think that’s the easiest one! – Which one do you think that is?
– I think that’s the center one. – Right! Right in the middle. – And so with this model, is this something you
created or is it something that’s already out
there for educators to be able to use? – I didn’t actually create this. We have a
brilliant online community called Remix 3D that
is filled with loads of different models. Some added by other contributors, some that we at
Microsoft add. It’s a great resource for finding loads of
different 3D models for whatever your needs are. So now I’ve added all my labels I can now choose
to rotate it in 3D. So here I can orbit the model
round. I get a real understanding of how it comes
together in real world space. – Great! So what if I wanted to create a cross
section for myself? – Yes I can show you exactly how to do that. We
have a great example here of a volcano. Here I’ve got a 2D image and we’re going to use
that to create our 3D model – we’re going to use
it as a guide. Now what’s great is that we have a really easy
tool to create 3D with. It’s called 3D doodle. This is basically a way that I can do freehand
drawing. So I just draw the 3D shape that I want. Then when I join it together it pops it straight
into a 3D object which is really cool. When I’m freehand drawing this other side and I
want to draw a very straight line like here at
the edge I can just dot all the straight bits that I want
and they automatically join together so then I
get a very straight edge when I finish the
doodle. We have another version of this tool which
basically produces rounded 3D objects which will
be great for our magma and our cloud. It’s actually very satisfying to see something
you draw in 2D suddenly pop out into 3D. You can see obviously for a cloud this tool comes
into it’s own. Already I have got a basic cross section of a
volcano which is the success criteria for this
task and it was fairly easy for me to reach that. Now what’s interesting with this task is that I
can continue to build upon it the more and more I
want to do depending on the level of the student. – I think that’s something that’s really
important is that differentiation in the lesson. Setting a success criteria where students can
start at a point hey feel really comfortable
with. – Yeah. So the next step I’m going to look at is
actually what helps form the volcano so lets draw
the tectonic plates. I’m going to use exactly the same tool I used
before and continue to draw around our 2D drawing
of the initial cross section and continue to pop out 3D objects. If you see here if I now turn the model on its
side I can begin stretching each of these objects
out in 3D space. So it’s giving the students a real understanding
of depth. Another way students can demonstrate increased
progress is through texturing. Here I’m going to
move into our Stickers tool. We have a load of textures in the app already. Here I’m going to choose the concrete but it’s
going to work perfectly for my rock. I’m just going to lower the opacity a little bit
here and then use the clone tool so I can keep
adding more stickers and keep texturing as I go. You’ll also notice that it cleverly only wraps
around whichever 3D object I’m currently hovering
my cursor on top of. But I don’t just have to stick to the ones that
are readily available in Paint, I can choose to
add any of my own stickers into the app. This can really help bring our magma to life here. – And that’s a great way in itself to engage
students just by adding those different textures
and being able to see it in a visual way. – Definitely! I mean it really calls out what the
different parts are but also it just makes it
look good and it gives you a bigger sense of
accomplishment. Now I’ve finished texturing I still want to add a
little bit more detail into the object so I can
easily go and grab one of my brushes. All of our brushes work on 3D as well as 2D. I can take one of the colours from the texture
like this and I’m going to use Spray Can so I can
begin to add a bit more detail or highlight certain areas of the magma that I
want to show are particularly volatile. Not only does this make it look cool it’s also
again another way that the student can demonstrate knowledge of what’s actually
going on with the volcano. – Is there a way that we can engage those
students that are higher attaining to really
stretch them? – Yes definitely. I mean basically with something
like this you can take this as far as you want. Certain things that I would suggest would be that
you could start to fill in the back of the
volcano so start to put in details there. And also we could annotate this in the same way
that we did in the first icebreaker. – So we’ve created this 3D model, is there
anything else that we can do with it? – Yes! Because it’s 3D it unlocks a lot of new
opportunities. If I take it into PowerPoint which now supports
3D as well I can take the model in here and use
it in my presentations. But because it’s 3D I can rotate it this way on
this slide so we’re looking at the front of the
volcano and then use the morph transition between the two
slides, when I play it as you see here, it swings round to show the cross section. – I think that visual element for all learners is
fantastic because they’re going to be able to see
those different parts of the volcano and really begin to understand what it is they’re
learning about. – Exactly, it gives context to the whole thing. Paint 3D comes installed with Windows 10. For more information on using Paint 3D in
education, check out the Microsoft Educator
Community. You’ll find downloadable resources, lesson plans
and engaging ways to use technology in the
classroom. Let us know what you have found useful and what
features you would like to see next in Paint 3D
by leaving a comment below. And to watch the next video in the series, click

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52 thoughts on “Creative Curriculum | Teaching Science with Paint 3D

  1. XD 2 comments BUT ANYWAY pls dont remove ms paint i use it to do my thumbnails 😀 BUT STILL waa only 2 comments on a 602k channel ?!

  2. But how have you created volcanos in the 3d model for the presentation in the end of the video? I can't imagine how to create this in Paint3D

  3. I would have started with the scientific process.  It is the core of Science.  How could Paint 3D do this should have been the focus.  May be the next episode could consider this topic.

  4. When are you going to add 4D? That is really something I would like to learn a lot more about because I have only have a basic understanding.

  5. I think I appreciate the "Microsoft Loves Linux" campaign much more than remaking MSPAINT as a UWP application.

  6. I don't see where or how the lava, greenery and water Surface is created. It will be great if you include in future Vidoes.

  7. It is a very difficult tool to manage. Only MS can think of doing something as incomprehensible as this one.

  8. HOLA ¿ALguien sabe cómo eliminar, desahabilitar, o no hacerlo predeterminado +el paint 3d??, lo he intentado desde regedit, con powershell, y vuelve a aparecer ¡¡ Incluso reaparece como predeterminado de imágenes aunque lo cambie a vista previa, picassa u otro, hago clic en una imagen y viuelve abrirse con este fastidioso paint 3d !!! aUNQUE LO HAYA ELIMINADO!! ES COMO UN VIRUS ¡¡ PORFAVOR AYUDA!!! me voy a volver loco . ODIO PAINT3D -… GRACIAS!!!

  9. Can I take a video of, say a rock and apply a grid to it so that I can map all the features on it for easy presentation and study?

  10. are 2D drawings always on file like clip art? Is it an option for the student to just draw free hand? I am new at this, though I have been teaching art for 20 years. This looks amazing.

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