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Ninth and tenth graders calculate the length, width, height, perimeter, area, volume, surface area, angle measures or sums of angle measures of common geometric figures. They solve problems involving scale drawings, models, maps or blueprints, as well as solve problems using indirect measurement by choosing appropriate technology instruments, and/or formulas.
Learners examine artist-made furniture as a union of art and design through the work of Garry Knox Bennett. In this SPARKed lesson, students discuss craft versus manufacturing of furniture and view a SPARK episode on a featured artist. Learners write a description of one example of Garry Knox Bennett's work which includes a personal response.
Explore the development of wood art. In this art history lesson, students study the art work of Gary Stevens. They describe, analyze, and derive meaning from the art they see. They then write a theory about the artist's purpose for the work of art and support their answer with reasonable personal opinions.
Students use a six-step problem solving method to design a box/container. They are given the criteria for evaluation when presented with the problem. Students keep a notebook on processes, procedures, material, cost, design, machines, safety, and other information related to the activity. Student work is displayed throughout the building for viewing by students, teachers, and administrators.
Middle schoolers explore uses of hardwood veneer and the manufacturing process. They view veneer samples and work in groups to answer questions about the process of making veneer. After touring the school to create a list of products made with wood veneer, they return to the class and share their lists.