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Math: Designing a Playground

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders design and draw a model playground to scale. They configure the layout to include a sandbox, slide, baseball field and other equipment. Their design includes adaptations for students with disabilities. Their designs are...
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Building for Hurricanes: Engineering Design Challenge

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
"By the hair on your chinny-chin-chin, I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house in," says the big, bad wolf! Engineering hopefuls are challenged to design and construct a hurricane-proof building from simple office and craft...
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High-end/Low-end: Exploring Price and Value in Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze elements of design and compare/contrast elements of price and design. In this design lesson, students consider the differences between high-end and low-end design. After completing an analysis of design in small groups,...
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Tour + Workshop = DESIGN: Shape

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Ask elementary students to explore shapes in everyday objects. They will discuss the elements of design and describe the shapes they see in visual images. Students will then design and "build" a new 3D shape. Finally they will show and...
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Design a Landscape

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
A tree shading an air conditioner can improve its efficiency up to 15 percent. In the activity, pupils work in groups to design a landscape after listening to a gardener speak to the class. Scale drawings and pictures of selected plants...
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Web Designs: A Story Comes Alive

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students work cooperatively to choose a theme, write a story, and produce a web site to display this story in this middle-level lesson on the career of a web designer. This excellent lesson ends with an organized, web site launch party.
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Designing a Real Life Ecosystem!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research abiotic and biotic factors concerning the concept of an ecosystem. Record and analyze data collected. Write a lab report in proper and scientific format with thinking and analytical skills. Work as a cooperative team.
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The People's Design Award

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students analyze, critique, and evaluate information from various sources and learn about the design process. In this design lesson, students critique work submitted to People's Design Award and create a design of their own to present to...
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Logo Design Basics: Your Name Here

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students become familiar with the fundamentals of graphic design to develop a logo. In this logo design instructional activity, students generate their own two logos using their own name and a personal hobby as inspiration. Students...
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Logo Design Basics: School ID

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars design a new logo for their school. In this graphic design instructional activity, students learn the fundamentals of logo design and how to incorporate the needs of the client in design development. Young scholars design...
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Book Cover Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students design book covers. In this graphic design lesson plan, students are introduced to designing book covers. Students develop skills on how to promote their designs to clients. Students then create their own book covers.
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Spring Scale Engineering

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
After examining how a spring scale works, teams work together to design their own general measurement device. Reading material provides background information, but there is no part of the procedure in which learners handle an actual...
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Tennis Anyone?

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
After reading up on the history of sports racquets, engineering teams design and construct a racquet for batting a Velcro-striped ball at a target. Teams evaluate their design by aiming for the target three times each and answering...
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Robot Basketball

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Hold a free-throw shooting challenge in your engineering class! Each team must design a contraption that will fire off a "robot arm" or, more specifically, a catapult, to send a Ping-Pong ball into a basket. Use this as an opportunity to...
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Adaptive Device Design

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
After reading about how engineering has made adaptive devices possible for people with disabilities, pupils work in groups to discuss different devices to determine whether or not they are adaptive. They also disassemble a pair of...
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Designing Scavengers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars write a headline that captures the most important aspects of the People's Design Award. In this design lesson, students are introduced to The People's Design Award and collaborate to create a headline for a newspaper...
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Tell Me About It: What is Design?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners create and present an original design. In this visual arts lesson plan, students watch a video about design and learn the elements of design. Then learners work in groups to construct and present an original design.
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The Business of Design

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students visit the Design for the Other 90% exhibition. In this design lesson, student learn how to design for the population of the world that is poor or impoverished. In addition, students read New York Times articles and watch videos...
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The Mind Behind Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore a design website and journal their findings. In this design and writing lesson, students analyze the design process and discuss benefits to society through design. Learners choose a design that they feel is the most...
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Tour + Workshop = DESIGN: Form Follows Function

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars design a chair with function in mind. In this design lesson, students design a chair out of newspaper that is strong enough to hold a "peanut ball". Young scholars discuss how the form follows the function. This lesson...
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Two on a Crayon

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Make cooperation an art piece! Scholars work together to create a design using one crayon—both holding onto it—then discuss their process, level of cooperation that emerged, and how it relates to our political leaders today.
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Green Stuff: Designing an Earth-Friendly Room

For Teachers 7th - 8th
In this activity students explore earth-friendly materials that can be used in home environments. They learn about the relationship between the environment and design, and use a variety of problem-solving strategies. They work in...
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Biomimicry: Working Together, Cooperative Design

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the concept of biomimicry. For this cooperative design lesson, students consider how cooperation is connected to nature and then collaborate to create their own cooperative designs for the future.
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Inventions in Everyday Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and solve problems as they modify the design of an everyday household item. They gather and analyze information and work in collaborative teams to create a design plan for a new product.