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Young scholars discover preparation for designing a construction project. In this engineering lesson plan, students examine how a Ferris wheel is able to stay in motion and hold a certain load without falling apart. Young scholars research designs using the Internet and work in groups to create a model Ferris wheel from glue, cardboard tubes and other household objects.
Eighth graders apply the six steps in technology problem solving as they use the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Checklist for Polling Places and the seven Universal Design Principles to evaluate and make recommendations for changes in a polling place to accommodate voters with disabilities.
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 plan, your class will examine types of advertisements and create their own using the same characteristics.