This is the first unit for Grade 9 students. They are introduced to many new tools and processes that they will need for future Grade 9 Design projects. This includes 3-D printing, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Laser Cutting. Additionally, they learn to use more advanced tools such as the Band Saw, Fret Saw and Belt Sander. They are also introduced to surface finishing for wood. By having them create “Wild Things,” I am asking them to choose an animal, design it using CAD, then manufacture it three separate ways; 3-D printing, using the laser cutter and cutting wood.