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Teaching Guide: Set Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The task of creating a set for a theater production may leave theater arts students asking where to begin. Set their minds at ease with a packet that not only provides information about the elements of design, but also guides them...
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Dashboard of the Future

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students design dashboards for vehicles in 2020. After researching past and current trends in vehicle design, they sketch alternatives and select one to draw with computer-assisted design software (CAD), labeling all the components. With...
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Expressing Emotions through Art Lesson 1—Everyone Shows They Care

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
New ReviewIn a lesson that explores art and emotions, scholars analyze a piece of art and discuss which emotions it portrays. They go on to reflect on their own emotions and how they are similar to the feelings expressed artistically. Participants...
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Designing an Open Spectrograph

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewTake the class over the rainbow. Pairs or small groups follow directions to create a spectrograph. The pupils measure the angles formed by the different colors of the spectrum along with calculating the lengths formed by the spectrum and...

Warhol­-like Color Study

For Teachers 10th
The lithographs of pop artist Andy Warhol inspire a lesson that asks young artists to try their hand at creating a study that demonstrates the effect color has on design. After drawing a self-portrait, participants paint their image in...
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Symmetry: A Design Problem

For Students 6th - 12th
As part of a study of design, young artists examine an example of a formal (symmetrical) design and then, following step-by-step directions, create their own. 
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Fossil Fuel Extraction Activity

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Extracting oil is more difficult than many think! Learners work together and get hands-on as they represent oil companies drilling for oil by simulating oil extraction using beans. They identify the challenges faced in using...
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Self Portrait Propaganda Poster

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Using age-old propaganda methods alongside a modern resource, class members take pictures of themselves and turn them into parodies from another image, or they create entirely new versions of propaganda. They view photographs of past...
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Set and Prop Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What's the difference between set dressing and a prop? Between a costume accessory and a personal prop? As part of their study of set and prop design, class members engage in a series of activities that prepare them to design a prop for...
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Creating a Design Concept

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Putting together information gained from their script analysis, their readings, and their research, groups create a conceptual design statement for their assigned scene. The statement explains how their scenic design creates the mood and...
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Understanding Design, Composition, and Color

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The set for a play combines design elements (style, line, shape, mass, measure, position, color, and texture) and principles of composition (unity, harmony, contrast, variation, balance, proportion, and emphasis) to create a particular...
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Putting Ideas Together

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As part of their study of set design, theater arts learners put together what they have learned so far and create a thumbnail sketch of a set that they feel captures the style and mood they want to project. 
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It's All in the Details

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Designers communicate their vision for a set through a progression from thumbnail sketches, to drawings, to renderings. After examining a series of renderings, class members begin work on their own rendering paying particular attention...
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To-Scale Models

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Guided by their analysis of a scene, their initial sketches, and renderings, set designers begin to craft a scaled, 3-D model of the set of the play they have chosen. 
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Computer Age

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Theater arts class members get a chance to see how professionals employ tech tools. As they sketch, render, build models, and prepare presentations of the set design for a current show, learners either visit a professional theater or by...
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Problems? Working it Out

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Working in pairs, set designers take turns sharing their sketches, explaining how their renderings articulate their concept, and receiving feedback on concerns and questions.
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The Presentation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As their final act in a 10-lesson theater arts unit, set designers present their models to the class and explain how their choices of line, color, and texture support the theme they wish to convey.
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Textbook Support Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Textbooks are heavier than a sheet of paper, so how can paper hold up a textbook? Young engineers create a structure out of paper that can support a textbook. To add another wrinkle, they must stay within budget and time constraints.
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Art/Architecture - Dieter Rams

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Calculators, chairs, bookcases as art? Sure. The "Art/Architecture" playlist welcomes viewers to the world and work of Dieter Rams, designer of everyday things. 
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Listening Devices

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
What noise is coming from that box? Teams design and build a device that hears a noise from inside a box. Groups must complete the task within a time limit and use the STEM design process. Participants must be able to hear the sound well...
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Balloon Astronaut

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Design protection from high-speed particles. The STEM lesson plan highlights why astronauts need protection from space debris. Pupils use the design process to design, build, and test a spacesuit that will protect a balloon from a...
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Web Design Project

For Students 9th - 12th
Assess understanding of web page design with a project that asks scholars to design a five-page website for a hypothetical company. They keep a journal for the duration of the project on the design process.
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Off-Road Wheelchair Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Challenge your class to use their understanding of the engineering design process to design and build a small-scale, off-road prototype for an assistive technology device. Teams select materials to build their scale models, and, using...
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Super Slinger Engineering Challenge

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How well can you launch a ping-pong ball? Small groups design launchers that can launch a ping-pong ball 20 feet into a target. The teams follow the engineering design process as they develop a solution that meets the design...