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Students develop a business card to market them. In this developing a business card to market them instructional activity, students design a business card to represent them. Students create a logo or graphic design that is professional and catchy. Students discuss how technology influences business cards and promoting oneself.
This is comprehensive lesson that explores different types of function graphs. Young mathematicians graph each data set, describe the characteristics of the graph, and identify the type of function represented, Students also identify the similarities and differences in the data and graphs, and make predictions based on the functions.
Students consider the limitations of deep water oceanography and design an underwater habitat to support scientists while they complete long term studies under the ocean. In this engineering lesson, students are introduced to the difficulties encountered in creating a functional underwater habitat.
Introduce the background of design and designers and their role in communicating their thoughts to others. In groups, you can assign participation in a writing cluster on various designers and write paragraphs to submit to magazines. To end the lesson, your class will examine types of advertisements and create their own using the same characteristics.
Students discover preparation for designing a construction project. In this engineering lesson, students examine how a Ferris wheel is able to stay in motion and hold a certain load without falling apart. Students research designs using the Internet and work in groups to create a model Ferris wheel from glue, cardboard tubes and other household objects.
Students compare the characteristics of floor plans and zoning to family activities/needs. They combine all their knowledge of the elements and principles of design as well as design and function of interior space to create a floor plan and presentation board that satisfies all given requirements.
Research various types of bridge designs. Your class will be asked to consider what it would be like without bridges while learning about how they work. They will construct a model bridge based on given parameters. They then calculate cable circumferences, length and thickness. There are many activities with this plan including geometric shapes, trusses, and rubric for evaluation. This could easily be made into a unit.