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Students build snow goggles similar to those used by the Inuit people. They create their version of the goggles to improve upon existing designs. Pupils compare the process used to invent snow goggles with that employed by the MESSENGER mission designers. Students discover that the basic principles of using the scientific method for solving problems are the same, regardless of whether the exact solution to the problem is the same.
Sixth graders experience building a product or solving a problem with a single constraint that limits the choices they have in finding that solution. Student teams complete three different projects, each with a different constraint to challenge their creativity and improvisation.
Tenth graders are introduced to the vocabulary that is acceptable and unacceptable in writing a haiku. Individually, they are given a set of instructions in which to write their haiku and discuss how these limitations have affected their creativity. To end the lesson, they read and discuss a haiku based on a historical event.