Design Principles Teacher Resources
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Evaluating the Accessibility of Polling Places
Students design ways to accommodated voters with disabilities. In this creative problem solving lesson, students use the ADA checklist for polling places and universal design principles to evaluate a polling place. They draw plans...
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Racing With the Sun - Creating a Solar Car
Here's an exciting and innovative lesson that's sure to get your charges fired up! In it, they use engineering design principles to construct and test a fully solar powered car. One caveat: the kits that each group needs to make their...
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering
4 Part Color Study in Painter Classic
Students use the Wacom tablet to demonstrate observational drawings, design principles, and color schemes. Students create four different images of a common art or graphics tool based on four color schemes and a different effect.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Symmetrical Design: Pennsylvania Barn Signs
Second graders explain and apply the visual arts elements and the design principle of symmetry and apply media, techniques, and processes. In addition, they describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different...
2nd Visual & Performing Arts
The Fantastiks: Exploring the Longest Running Musical in History
Designing or finding high-interest, engaging activities to extend learning opportunities can be a challenge. Whether or not you plan on using The Fantastiks, try to remember to never say no to adding this menu of activities to your...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How Will We Create a Future without Waste?
Students act globally by reducing, reusing, and recycling, but now they take it to the next level by upcycling. Middle school students design a proposal to eliminate waste by exploring the new material cycle and applying their knowledge...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed
From Salmonberry to Sagebrush - Exploring Oregon’s Native Plants
New ReviewTake a deep dive into Oregon's ecosystems, plants, and changes from the past to the future. Many hands-on activities in an environmental science unit delight scholars, including creating a field guide for a local park. The in-depth study...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Lunar Plant Growth Chamber
New ReviewWould astronauts be able to grow their food on the Moon? Teams research plant growth in order to design and build a growth chamber that will function on the lunar surface. They narrow down plant choices based upon their strengths and...
9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching Place Value in First Grade: A Resource Guide
Here is a guide for teaching place value concepts to first graders. The guide includes collaborative learning station ideas and independent learning station ideas for pupils. The skills focused are skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s,...
1st Math CCSS: Designed
Aboriginal Voices in Canadian Contemporary Art
Young scholars study the art work of aboriginalists and create art work of their own to demonstrate an understanding of the art form. For this art lesson plan, students create 3D art and experiment with color combinations.
7th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Expressive Self Portrait - Mixed Media
Students create self-portraits using prior artistic knowledge and personal experiences. Emphasis is placed on the works of Albrecht Durer, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Romare Bearden, and Chuck Close for inspiration.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts