Module 02
Virtuality: Using VR in Architectural Visualizations

Beaver Clan
RAWE (RAH-way)

From the life-giving waters, the Bear Clan rose and came ashore. They peered about the dry world, and thought that they were the first people here. But they were quickly disappointed when they came upon the tracks of others which were embedded in the soft mud, leading out and away from the water

Following these signs, the Bear Clan chased the Beaver Clan, whom they eventually caught. The Beaver Clan, a diplomatic people, suggested that the clans become brothers and live together in harmony, because alone life was so hard.

The intent of the Bear Clan was to kill the Beaver Clan when they found them, but the Bears were soon pacified by their new kin and resigned themselves to the fact that they were not the first people. So the Bear and Beaver Clans kept each other company and were companions at the Beginning.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use Sketchup to model simple structures in 3D and to add materials, and furniture to create spaces.

Students will be able to use measurements to measure in Sketchup and design objects according to scale

Students will be able to describe how they can use Sketchup and 3D print objects that they made

Students will be able to  describe professions that use these tools

Students will be able to describe how to use Sketchup with Virtual Reality 

STEM Activities

Content creation through 3D modeling is introduced in this module. A basic 3D modeling software (Sketchup) is introduced  to the students and they will work on solving a real world design problem while using Virtual Reality as a design tool. Discussion topics will include parallelism between the design process and the scientific method. This activity introduces a variety of STEM related skills, such as , the metric system, making observations, working collaboratively to solve problems, and using evidence to construct an explanation.


Metric System

Making Observations

Working collaboratively to solve problems

Using evidence to construct an explanation.

Related STEM Careers 

Interior Designers


Video Game Designer

Mechanical Engineers

Teaching Resources

Dorm room Handout

Small House Handouts

AR House coloring page

Download Quiver App

Video Tutorial

Dorm Room Model

Requires Sketchup to open and view

3D Gallery

Requires Sketchup to open and view

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