Build your own greenhouse

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Build your own greenhouse

37.50 USD

This Makerversity DIY lesson is a great way to engage pupils and pique their interest in natural sciences as well as manufacturing techniques. It empowers them in their learning environment by immersing them in the process of building a structure they can go on to use and explore with, an incredibly helpful lesson for many pupils. Using bespoke, 3D printed brackets designed by Makerversity DIY and basic, off the shelf materials, this lesson also encourages problem solving and team work.

Exciting Lessons

Hands-on Activities

This digital pack contains a teacher's guide, lesson plan, presentation, instruction sheets, exercise sheets and equipment list. You will need PAR timber lengths, polycarbonate sheets, 3D printer, PLA filament, planting materials, engineers square, masking tape, pencils.


This lesson could be tied into the study of:

Physics (light, refraction and greenhouse gasses), Biology (plant cycles and photosynthesis), Design & Technology (resistant materials, additive and subtractive processes).

All of our lessons are designed to be flexible for all ages, so duration and difficulty level can be adjusted to suit your class.

Learning Outcomes

Build a greenhouse for your classroom, sturdy enough to house plants and store tools.

Work together as a team to measure up and assemble the greenhouse.

Work out where to position the hinges so that the doors work correctly.

Success Criteria

Pupils to build strong and stable greenhouses.

Pupils to demonstrate an understanding of additive and subtractive processes.

Pupils to develop the greenhouse structure to match your criteria for a successful greenhouse.

Pupils to demonstrate teamwork.

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