Activity: Life is Like a Box of Chocolates; Section Views with Chocolates

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Topic: Section Views

Objective: Creating the proper engineering views to describe an object.  

Material: assorted box of chocolates

Introduction: A large amount objects can be described by creating three views, the top, front and side. If an object has features that are in the middle, a section view may be needed. Have you ever looked at a candy bar or donut and wondered what was inside?   Maybe the inside of the candy bar has nuts and your allergic to nuts.  If you had a section view of the candy bar you could see the inside of the candy bar, and know what was inside before you took your first bite.

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STEP 1:candybox

Procedure: Use the provided “Chocolate from the box of chocolate” to sketch the CANDY AS YOU SEE IT RIGHT OUT OF THE Package front, top, right side, and isometric views in the space provided.ISO_paper2

 

QUESTIONS:

  1. Explain why section views are important.
  2. Explain what type of section view this is.
  3. What other items could this type of section view be useful?
  4. Why are the hidden lines removed from the side with the section view?

STEP 2:candycut

Procedure: Use the provided “Chocolate from the box of chocolate” and cut it in half directly through the center. Now sketch the CANDY AS YOU SEE it after it has been cut in half front, top, right side, and isometric views in the space provided.

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